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kickeraiwa
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Joined: 25 Jun 2007
Location: Elmira, NY

PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 9:50 pm    Post subject: New Jeep owner and new to the forum Reply with quote

Hi all I just got my first jeep and payed a wopping $250 for it. I got a stock '92 cherokee lorado and I have a few questions if anyone has the time to answer. I found one answer one here already so heres to hoping.

First all the shocks on it are shot completely. For some mild off road and towing my boat should I go with a stiffer shock or a softer one? I don't care about a smoot ride just want the best preformance I can get.

Second I've noticed that when the jeep warms up it does not like to idle. It does fine when it's cold but as soon as it gets warm the idle RPMs will drop right off.

Last it seems like it's shifting late to me. (around 4000 RPM) It shifts about the same RPMs for every gear and shifts nice and smoot when it does that just seems like a high rpm to me.

Any help would be great thanks.
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Glowyrm
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Joined: 27 Mar 2007
Location: Long Island NY

PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For unmodified, I would go with stock shocks, unless you have stiffer springs
2:check you Idle Air Control, or your Crank Positition Sensor. Do a search and you'll find all the info you need.
3:Check to see if you have a sport/confort switch for your tranny. That will cause it to shift higher if in sport. If not then pull the codes from the ECU.
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kickeraiwa
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Joined: 25 Jun 2007
Location: Elmira, NY

PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 4:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks the shocks are now done. As for the trany there is no swich that I am awear of or can find. I checked the ECU codes and only got code 55 end of codes. Could it be something as simple as flushing the trany and adding some fresh fluid?
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Teriod
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Joined: 19 Jun 2007
Location: California

PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 5:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it sounds like you should do a COMPLETE tune up and service on this viehicle, im sure you'll find it could cure your problems, this would include

plugs, wires, cap , rotor oil filter. fuel filter, air filter, tranny filter, all fluids changed, new pvc if it has one, clean any oil leaks, drain and flush radiator, sort out any wiring messes,, after all this if there is still a problem then you know where to start since you have already eliminated the obvious

Terry
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Glowyrm
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

X2
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1fox2go
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Joined: 01 Dec 2004
Location: Fishersville, Virginia

PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

there was a year for the cutoff of the "comfort/sport" switch on the xjs, cant remember the year but if there is a switch it would be on the dash beside the steering column on the right
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jppilot61
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No such switch on My 92XJ
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1fox2go
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

91 must be the last year of the switch
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pigboy
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Joined: 03 Jun 2007
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have/had a 90 xj with the same problem. tps, $5 form the boneyard solved that. mine shifted hard at 4500.
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matt the pilot
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my 91 has the switch
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