Jeep Cherokee Laredo

The Jeep Cherokee Laredo was manufactured from 1985 to 1992 as a full-size SUV. Its earlier models had a 2.5-liter engine while the four-liter engine came out after 1987. It was designed primarily for the North American market.

2,471 Questions
Jeep Cherokee Laredo
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Car Stalling Problems
Car Buying

What would cause a 1991 Sunbird to stall right after starting?

Could be a loose or damageed wire harnessconnections at the distributor, coil or alternator. Also, check the intake manifold vacuum for leaks.check all the bolts and nuts are tight and all the vacuum hoses connected to the mainfold are attached properly.make sure there is good fuel pressure.Good luck

Jeep Cherokee Laredo

What is the proper way to remove harmonic balancer on 92 jeep larado 4.0 motor?

harmonic balancer has threaded holes for attaching the proper puller.remove big nut from shaft then use whell puller

Brake Pads and Rotors
Jeep Cherokee Laredo
Ford Expedition XLT

How do you replace brake pads on a Jeep?

take the wheel off depending on what model you may need a torx or socket to remove the caliper. remove caliper and old pads,then using a C clamp to depress the cylinder , so new pads will fit. then replace caliper and proceed to other side.

Car Electronics and Lights
Chevy Astro
Jeep Cherokee Laredo
1995-2005 Chevy Cavaliers

Why would your lights and horn not shut off?

Have you checked for a relay that might have been damaged when the fuse blew? With an overcurrent, it is possible for the relay to pick up and then become 'welded' so it will not release. If you find the relay and remove the cover, the contacter should move when you apply a little pressure to it. If this doesn't happen, replace the relay. Much harder to check would be if insulation melted during the overcurrent and fused power to a horn and light wire. Relay for sure.

Windshields and Wipers
Jeep Cherokee Laredo

Can you use a toggle switch to turn your windshield wipers on and off?

Yes you can. I did it to my 91 s10 however you wont have control over your wiper speed since its only a two position switch on/off. I have a 3 position switch on/off/on one for slow and one for high however I have not tried this out yet.

Jeep Cherokee Laredo
Ford F-250
Home Electricity

What would cause the house lights to flicker at times even when no major appliances are on?

for USA, Canada and countries running a 60 Hz supply service.

Call the utility company to check the supply to the house. If it is ok to the meter base and breaker panel, your house wiring is to blame


Ask the utility company to feel the transformer wiring connections. They can be extremely hot because of corrosion and this will cause flickering power sometimes.


Check the circuit breaker.

I had a friend who's lights were flickering. He had several people look into it. Electrician, Utility etc. No luck. We spent some time turning off breakers and we came to the realization that the circuit breaker's contact was bad. Replaced the breaker and voila no flicker.


Troubleshooting is the height of the art

The only reason there is "not enough voltage" somewhere is because there is a partially open connection providing resistance and a location to allow a voltage drop [bad splice, bad switch, bad breaker, broken wire, burned splice, ...].

It is the knowledge of how electricity works, and of the methods and materials used to create a functional wiring system, that enables a skilled troubleshooter to locate the problem and repair it.

Where should the "voltage" be, and how does it get there?

When you understand that, you will understand what is keeping it from getting where it should be...


As previously mentioned, a loose connection is often times the root of the problem. Are the lights in question all on the same circuit? If so, start at the panel and verify you have a solid connection to the breaker with the wire, and also from the breaker to the bus of the panel.

If all is good there, I would suggest looking in switch boxes for loose connections, starting at the one closest to the panel. Be sure to check both the hot splice and the neutral splice.

If all is good there, I would move on to the lighting boxes, again, starting at the light closest to the panel.

You may find as you do this, that the power is taken to the fixtures themselves, rather than to the switch boxes first. If this is the case, you may skip over the switch boxes.

Fixtures with non-dimmable compact flourescent lights will also flicker when put on a dimmer.

SAFETY FIRST: Turn off the breaker to minimize the risk of electrical shock!!


If you have any doubts about an answer that you get, check the answerer's bio by clicking on their name to check their qualifications.

As always, if you are in doubt about what to do, the best advice anyone should give you is to call a licensed electrician to advise what work is needed.

Before you do any work yourself,

on electrical circuits, equipment or appliances,

always use a test meter to ensure the circuit is, in fact, de-energized.




Car Starting Problems
Jeep Cherokee Laredo
Ford Windstar LX

Why is my Car clicking when trying to start?

The "clicking" is probably your solenoid trying to engage the starter. The problem is most likely a low battery which is strong enough to power the solenoid (hence the clicking), but not strong enough to turn the engine over. Your battery may have been run down (by leaving your lights on, for example), or it may simply be old and need replacing. Usually it's low battery charge or corroded battery terminals. I can also be starter and a number of other problems, but start with the usual suspects. If you can start it with a battery boost/booster cables from another vehicle, start it long enough to take it to an auto parts retailer. They are usually willing to test batteries and charging systems. Find out if it's the battery or if the charging system is not keeping the battery charged. Your battery only STORES electrical energy, and if the alternator can't keep the battery charged there won't be enough energy in the battery when you try to start it, and the starter will just click. On the other hand, sometimes a battery gets old and tired and it won't hold a charge any more... the results are the same, so you have to have the battery tested. UNFORTUNATELY, when an older battery goes completely dead it will often just give up and you could have both alternator AND battery problems. Anyway... have it all tested and you'll know where you are.

Jeep Cherokee Laredo
Lawn Mowers and Garden Tools

Gas Leaking from Kohler Engine carburetor when Engine Not Running?

The float is probably stuck open.

Cars & Vehicles
American Cars
Mufflers and Tailpipes
Jeep Cherokee Laredo

How long should an exhaust pipe last?

With in 3-4 years, if you drive long periods of time you will get more time out of it because you will dry up the water in the pipe and it will not rust out as fast.

Chevy Tahoe
Jeep Cherokee Laredo
Ford E-250 Van
Chevy 350

What would make a 350 sbc motor over heat?

multiple reasons can cause overheating,usually the thermostat.But I found out it can also be The radiator being clooged,The fan clutch is faulty,or having a flex fan with out a shroud.It also depends on how it is driven. You may have the wrong size exhaust system if you or someone else have changed the engine from a 305 or smaller size. Could also be airlocked, a head gasket might be gone, water pump might be done as well. Hard to say. Depends on the circumstances and the progression of the ensuing issue. you can also bypass your heater core to make sure your heater core isn't clogged,your can also have your cooling system ckecked for leaks,and if you or someone has added alot of stop leaks to your cooling system that could also be the cause of your problems answer

the timing could be off and also you could have a reverse flow water pump (serpintine)

Jeep Cherokee Laredo
Skoda Felicia

How do you replace the alternator on a Skoda felicia 1998 and where do the wires go?

Hi, In case anyone is referring to this in the future I have just replaced the alternator on my 1.3 petrol 1999 Felicia Estate Pacific (V reg, 136M engine) as follows. 1. Disconnect battery and alternator electrical connections. 2. Remove the ignition coil unit -fixed by two allen keys on the underside) and rest it in the engine compartment. 3. Remove the bracket which the coil unit is attached to - from memory I think that I also had to remove two of the spark plugs. 4. Undo & remove the top & bottom bolts holding the alternator in situ. 5. Working underneath the car ( I did it with the a jack under the offside front cill jacking point, handbrake firmly on & a SECONDARY BEARER under the car) take a 15mm open ended spanner (I used a standard 15 x 13mm OE) and engage the centre nut on the tensioner pulley-this is located directly under the alternator pulley and can only be accessed from below due to lack of space between it and the inner bodywork. (it may be possible to access from above but would need a special tool). Turn the nut CLOCKWISE ( after reading another post I was trying to turn it the other way before I had an epiphany & it worked) to take tension off the belt whist an assistant working above manouvres it off the alternator pulley. Make sure that for the time being you keep the belt in situ around the other five pulleys/rollers or alternatively make a plan of it's route before removal. 6. The old alternator should then be able to be lifted out. 7. To refit, bolt the new unit in position & reconnect the two cables. From underneath, carefully take the belt off the power steering pulley ( the one at the bottom front of the engine directly below the tensioner). 8. Use the 'slack' created to locate the belt on the new alternator pulley above. 9. Working underneath the car again take tension off the belt as before but have a loop of wire (one insulated strand of some electrical T & E cable is ideal) over the unused (in my case 13mm) jaw of the spanner so that an assistant working above can keep the tension off by pulling. 10. This should allow the person below to let go of the spanner and ease the belt onto the bottom pulley-a blunt knife may help to lever it on. 11. Once you are satified that the belt is correctly located on all pulleys release the wire & the tensioner will resume it's position. 12. Refit spark plugs/coil bracket & coil pack, refit battery terminal , remove jack and support & test
Car Fuses and Wiring
Jeep Cherokee Laredo

Where is the fuse box for a 1994 Jeep Laredo?

lOOK TO THE left side of the dash the panel is located on the end of the dash in what they call the left kick - panel but it is really part of the dash --- best JIM - 98 GC LTD.,

Jeep Cherokee
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Where can you get electrical wiring diagram 1985 Jeep Cherokee Laredo?

try Or Try and use their Vehicle Wiring information page.

The BEST manual, especially for detailed wiring information, is the original factory repair manual. It contains COMPLETE schematics.

For any Dodge, Jeep, Chrysler vehicle you can order it from

Jeep Cherokee Laredo

What type of axle does the 1990 Jeep Cherokee Laredo have a Dana or some other?

That jeep could have either a Dana 35 in the rear or a Chrysler 8.25. The best way to tell the difference is if the U bolts are 3 inches wide than it is an 8.25, if there smaller than it's a Dana 35. Most have the Dana 35C with C-Clip. Some do use the Chrysler 8.25 design. Look on the rear differential housing (the "Pumpkin"), and there should be some markings. If it's a Dana, you should see "35C" printed on either side of the pumpkin.

Chevy Corvette
Jeep Cherokee Laredo
Lincoln Navigator

Where can you find a 1978 Corvette head light vacuum hose schematic?

you should have a diagram in the engine compartment passenger side front in the radiator area.if yours is damaged or missing try Arts corvette parts they are located in FT.Lauderdale florida,they are very helpful,telephone (954)763-1123.

Windshields and Wipers
Jeep Cherokee Laredo
Saturn S-Series
Ford Windstar SE

How do you fix the windshield wipers on a Saturn 1998 SL2 if they run at one speed and will not shut off unless you turn the car off?

You need to purchase a new motor. You can purchase one at a dealer, a parts store, or even a junk yard if you get lucky. If you don't know how to fix this yourself you should take it into the shop to have it done properly, and if you still have a warranty the dealership should be able to get you into their service department. Good luck.

There are two screws under the dashboard top plate, and two nuts at the windshild wiper post. That's only if you want to do it yourself. put 'masking' tape on both sides of you present wiper positions. About 2 hours. Care on the screws that hold the dash plate should be observed. It's plastic and fragile.

Chevy Tracker
Jeep Cherokee Laredo
Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
Chevy Blazer S-10

How do you get a back seat to fold down in an S10 Blazer?

I have a 95 blazer and the passenger side back seat has more than once refused to go down.

There is a thin cable inside the back of the seat and is supposed to hook and secure by means of a small ball at the end of the cable into a slot on the back of the seat located under the latch that you pull on to lower the seat. The cable slips down inside of the back - but unfortunately I haven't figured out how to get to it - except to take it to a dealer - which I don't do anymore.

You will probably have to remove the seat back cover. It is close at the bottom with a "J and arrow" or two j-straps. I would begin by taking those apart (use a screwdriver to help). See if you can feel around and figure out the problem. It you have to take the trim completely off you will need to remove the headrests. Good luck.

In some cases the seat will get jammed and you have to push the seat back then pull the handle

Transmissions and Drivetrains
Jeep Cherokee
Jeep Cherokee Laredo
Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo

Can you convert a 1995 Jeep Cherokee to a manual transmission?

Changing a Jeep Cherokee(XJ) from an automatic to a manual transmission should be relatively simple in comparison to conversions for other models where manufactures drastically change the design of their vehicles based on the type of transmissions installed. Not to mention most car models change and redesign the exterior, interior, and engine multiple times over the course of the model's lives. Not the Cherokee, the infamous simplicity and reliability of the Cherokee is ultimately due to the bullet proof AMC 258cid in-line-six cylinder engine which inspired its relatively unchanged and universal design characteristics that are reflected throughout it's seventeen years of production in the U.S; and twenty-one years in China. Based on this engineering concept, it is plausible to purchase, or scrap the parts needed from one of the thousands of dying Cherokees out there, and directly swap them out. The general list of parts would include the clutch pedal assembly, shifter, appropriate electronic connectors, transfer-case(for four wheel drive applications), drive shaft(s), transmission, cross-member, and of course your drug of choice(alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, and/or THC) to assist with research and installation. I must also add that some conversions may require you to swap or add computer components. The main cost of the conversion would be the transmission, transfer case, computer parts, and most importantly your time; not to forget researching and picking up parts. Even though this project would be relatively simple and fun for the mechanically inclined, based on the abundance of Cherokees on the market, it's extreme reliability, and again it's universal design, I would be be cautious of reality checking witches(wives, girlfriends, and mothers) who may argue that it's more reasonable to purchase a used Cherokee equipped with a manual transmission installed from the factory.

Windshields and Wipers
Jeep Cherokee Laredo
Pontiac Sunbird

What could be wrong if the wipers on your 1994 Pontiac Sunbird are sweeping sporadically?

i believe your relay might be acting up. i would replace it r u sure u aren't stuck on delay!!?? been there, done that!! This happened on our 94 Sunbird is indeed the relay.

Jeep Cherokee
Jeep Cherokee Laredo
Jeep Cherokee Sport

How do you fix a slave cylinder on a 1988 Jeep Cherokee?

Pictures of the steps, especially the "keeper", would be handier than random pictures of Jeeps.

You have to drop the transmission, remove the throwout bearing/slave cyl, replace it, re-install the trans, bleed the system.

Auto Parts and Repairs
Jeep Cherokee Laredo
Jeep Cherokee Sport
Ford Explorer XLS

What would cause a 1995 mercury villager to overheat?

The Mercury Villager and Nissan Quest are basically the same vehicle. The radiator is cooled by an electric fan and thermostat. If either of these are malfuntioning, that could be the cause. Otherwise, all of the normal things such as low coolant, bad water pump, clogged radiator, bad radiator hoses, bad thermostat,and incorrect timing could all cause the engine to overheat.

Serpentine Belts
Jeep Cherokee
Jeep Cherokee Laredo
Jeep Cherokee Sport

1986 Jeep Cherokee V-belt installation diagram?

I would also like the diagram. I recently bought a 85 V-6 2.8 and it has two belts. Someone told me I may be missing one. One is the Alternator-ac-fan and the other is the Power steering-fan.

Timing and Firing Orders
Jeep Cherokee Laredo
Ford Expedition XLT
Ford F-150

What is the firing order of a 1990 Jeep Laredo?

I'm assuming this is a 4.0 L6..... 4.0 6 cyl. is 1 5 3 6 2 4

Dashboard Lights and Gauges
Jeep Cherokee Laredo
Toyota Corolla

How do you change the speedometer sensor on a 1993 Toyota Corolla?

The speed sensor itself is located on top of the transmission housing, and it is accessable (though a bit of a reach). Go twords the back of the engine compartment (it's best to look through from the passenger side) If you look straight down from the back end of the fuel injector assembly you'll see a black connector hooked to some wires, right on top of the transmission housing. It's held in place by a single bolt. That is the speed sensor.

To remove it, first unplug the couple (the thing with the wires in it). It snaps in so you'l have to give it a squeeze to get it loose. Then with a 10mm wrench (or close to that) loosen the bolt. Once the bolt is out, grasp the sensor and pull it straight up. It will be oily and will have a gear on the bottom. That gear is spun by another gear inside the transmission. That's how it works.

I would strongly recommend doing some continuity tests with a multimeter. The sensor costs over two hundred freaking dollars.

Auto Parts and Repairs
Ford Explorer
Jeep Cherokee Laredo
Jeep Cherokee Sport

Why would your 1993 Saturn Sl2 four door continually overheat?

You may first check to see if there is antifreeze in the radiator ,may want to check how stong the antifreeze is,you can purchase a antifreeze tester at a walmart or kmart or wherever you like to shop,depending on how cold your climate is the antifreeze should be good to -32 to+250 degrees around there. Can also check to see if your thermistat is functioning properly. You can take it out and run car to see if this cured the problem,if it did youneed a new thermistat,if not also check to see if you coolant fan works when air conditioning is on it should be ok,but you never know without proper tests, can also check water pump to see if it leaks or if the bearings are shot if all else fails take it to a trained person to find the cause.


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