Jeep Cherokee Common Problems and Solutions
Are you hearing a rattling noise from the interior trim as you drive? If so, then the most likely causes are the boot trim and the trim panels around the door buttons.
You will need to identify exactly which trim is causing the rattling noise. Once you have identified where the rattle is coming from, you will need to remove the trim, pack it out and then re-fit the trim. This should rectify the problem.
The spark plugs on the Cherokee are prone to failure. If you are finding that the engine is idling poorly with irregular misfiring then an issue with a spark plug will be the most likely cause. There should be consistent revs when the engine is idling.
Jeep designed modified spark plugs to rectify the situation. You will need to fit the revised spark plugs to resolve the issue. Watch the video below to see how to change the spark plugs yourself:
Folding mirror problems
There are known issues with the folding mirrors on the Cherokee. If you find that they are not operating correctly then you will need to replace the complete wing mirror unit.
As mentioned above, unfortunately you may need to replace the whole wing mirror unit to fix this problem. Breakeryard.com can help you find a replacement wing mirror unit at a very low price. Search for your Jeep Cherokee replacement wing mirror unit by searching through our Jeep Cherokee body parts.
If you are hearing a knocking noise from the suspension as you travel around corners it is most likely caused by a problem with the ball joints, which caused Jeep to issue a recall in 2004 (see below).
Jeep fitted a revised ball joint on recalled vehicles. The manufacturer should fix this problem free of charge as it was caused by a manufacturing fault.