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How To Remove Pistons From An Engine

Since Michigan has a stay-at-home order due to the coronavirus, I’ve been partaking in what I am now officially dubbing Wrenchfest 2020—an all-out repair assault on my various broken cars. Last weekend was a good one for my Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle, as I cracked into its AMC 360 V8 engine. Here’s a look at […]

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This Super-Rare Diesel Jeep Cherokee XJ For Sale In Idaho Shares Its Engine With A Winnebago

Diesel Jeep Cherokees are a dime a dozen in Europe, with the most common ones coming with the overheating-prone VM Motori 2.5-liter turbodiesel. In the U.S., though, diesel XJs are pretty much nonexistent, because very few were ever sold here. The ones that were had a gutless engine shared with a Winnebago; Here’s a…Read more… […]

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A 1,500 Mile Road Trip In My $500 Low-Mileage Jeep Cherokee Proved That I Scored The Deal Of The Century

It seems that every time I go on a long road trip in a sub-$1,000 car, I wind up stranded on the side of the road, covered in oil, wrenching on some part that shouldn’t have failed but did for whatever reason (the Jeep gods want to spite me, I’m convinced). But I recently returned […]

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I Just Bought The Holy Grail Of Jeep Grand Cherokees But It Has 260,000 Miles And Is Broken In The Middle Of Nowhere

Back in October, I wrote about the “Holy Grail of Jeep Grand Cherokees,” an extremely rare, first-generation manual transmission Grand Cherokee left to rot on a Wisconsin dairy farm. After reading that story, a reader miraculously discovered a second grail for sale for $800 in the Middle of Nowhere, Colorado.…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Someone Just Paid $51,360 For This Perfect 1983 Jeep Cherokee

The 1983 Jeep Cherokee was the very last body-on-frame Cherokee, giving way to the unibody XJ model that was objectively better in nearly every way. Still, there’s one area where the “SJ” Cherokee trounces its successor: styling. And you can bet that’s a big reason why this 1983 Jeep Cherokee Laredo sold yesterday for…Read more… […]

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My Beloved ‘Project Swiss Cheese’ Died to Give Life to This Two-Door 1995 Jeep Cherokee

Back in May, I sold my 1995 Jeep Cherokee—a $600 rustbucket that just three years prior had heroically stuck it to $50,000 rigs on the trails of Moab, Utah—for $500 to a young man with an ailing XJ. That young man stopped by last week to show me the machine that Project Swiss Cheese’s organs […]

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Here’s What’s Wrong With My $500 Low-Mileage Jeep Cherokee

Earlier this week, I purchased a gorgeous 2000 Jeep Cherokee with only 106,000 miles on the clock for $500. It was a smokin’ deal, but not quite as smokin’ as some of you might have initially thought, since this Jeep has some significant issues, which I will now enumerate.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Here’s What’s Wrong With My $500 Low-Mileage Jeep Cherokee

Earlier this week, I purchased a gorgeous 2000 Jeep Cherokee with only 106,000 miles on the clock for $500. It was a smokin’ deal, but not quite as smokin’ as some of you might have initially thought, since this Jeep has some significant issues, which I will now enumerate.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Here’s What Happened to That Tesla Engineer’s Jeep Crushed Under 10 Feet of Snow

Back in May, I wrote about a Tesla engineer whose 2000 Jeep Cherokee had been buried under 10 feet of snow in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains. The column of crystalized ice crushed the roof, windshield, and hood. Here’s what happened to the Jeep after the snow thawed. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Inverting the Steering on a Jeep Cherokee So That Left is Right and Right is Left Looks Terrifying

Another day, another poor XJ destroyed for entertainment. Such is the tragedy of being such a cheap, stout, high volume automobile. This time, XJ death came at the hands of some Hoonigans who inverted the steering, and struggled to wrap their minds around the “left is right, right is left” controls. Seriously, this…Read more… Continue […]

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What It’s Been Like Driving In a Michigan Winter With a Broken Heater Blower Motor

Electrical systems. I hate them so much. They are among the only parts of my cars that I’m, frankly, incompetent at repairing. So when my 1995 Jeep XJ went from “Beater With a Heater” to, well, “Beater,” I bundled up instead of trying to mend the issue. Here’s what that’s been like so far. Read […]

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It’s Incredible How Big Of A Quantum Leap The Jeep Cherokee XJ Was Over Its SJ Predecessor

The 1984 Jeep Cherokee was such a dramatic redesign, it somehow made its predecessor from one model year prior, the SJ Cherokee, look like it belonged in another century. I know this, because I just drove both back-to-back; the SJ is, comparatively, a pile of junk.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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A Few Hours Of Cleaning And Wrenching Totally Transformed My 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle

A couple months ago, after I struggled to decide if I wanted to buy a 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle, readers told me I’d be a fool not to. So I heeding their advice and hauled the Jeep home through an ice storm. Yesterday, I finally washed the big SUV, and my god were readers […]

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