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Alex's Jeep Cherokee

Its a '95 Cherokee, 2x4 with the smaller 2.2 liter Mitsubishi engine, and manual transmission. He bought it a couple of years ago for $950. On the way home the starter went out, so we replaced that. Not too long after that, the radiator was rotted out and we replaced that. That's about the only problems we've had besides tail light bulbs.

The rear bolt on the exhaust manifold is broken off. If I had known it when we were looking at it to buy, I probably wouldn't have bought it. I attempted to drill it out, but its hardened steel and in a very difficult place to get to. I didn't get it out. But I did take the manifold loose, clean everything up, and then tighten all the bolts up real evenly. Its been holding up just fine. It leaks a little bit when first cold, but once it warms up, it seals right up.

October 27, 2007, I replaced the front brakes and lubed the grease fittings. I took the occasion to take thesepictures and pu
t up this web page.

I am impressed with this vehicle every time I work on it. Its built very simply yet sound. It just runs and runs. Chrysler built the same basic car for so many years, parts are readily available and fairly cheap.

The brakes on both sides were worn evenly - so many car brakes won't do that - I don't know why the manufacturers can't make all brakes wear properly like these brakes do.

July 23, 2010

- The right rear tire shredded and ripped out a big chunk of the right rear inner fender. See the report on the repair job.

Feb 23, 2011

Broken Window

March 2011

Replaced the Jeep with a 2004 Malibu Maxx LT