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the actuator is pooched and needs a new one...quite common

1996 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Feb 18, 2019


Check the hood ajar safety switch that is located under the hood at one side, near the front. The switch can be tested using a VOM set on impedance to check if it does close and open. The switch can also be tested jumping and opening its contacts.

Start opening the hood and locating the switch. See the diagram below:




1996 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Jan 28, 2019

If it has no bleed screw then you need to loosen the flange nut(that holds the pipe to the slave cylinder). Pump the pedal a couple times then hold it down. Loosen the nut till the fluid comes out. Fasten again. Pump and hold. Loosen etc.

1996 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Jan 13, 2019

I would check your spark plug ignition coil, and relay. If you open your hood youll be able to trace ur plug wires to the coil and relay. If the wires, or coils are bad, then you wont be able to get a spark, simply because spark timing is off. That also happened with my 96

1996 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Nov 20, 2018

id assume your talking about the overhead mini display, if that is the case it is a fuse in the lower right hand floor board of your passenger floor board. Mine did the same thing and it turned out to be a fuse that went out so it couldn't send power up to the display.

1996 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Nov 20, 2018

So you could have bad wiring, or fuel injectors. If your engine fires up it's getting fuel, but you could have bad sensors, or your wiring to your pcm, and fuel controls could be bad.

1996 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Nov 20, 2018

I had this problem, and it turned out to be a bad alternator and idler pulley.

1996 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Nov 20, 2018

I would start with replacing the airfilter(if dirty) and fuel filter.especially the the fuel they clog up and give you sufficient pressure but no flow

1996 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Nov 12, 2018

Could be as simple as an open fuse

1996 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Apr 04, 2018

Have a smoke test done to check for any evap air leaks.

1996 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Mar 21, 2018

Sounds as though you do have a very low ohm reading. With the pos and neg wires connected to the battery, are you blowing fuses or just discharging th battery? A way to isolate shorts that drain the battery is to pull the fuses and see which circuit eliminates the low ohm reading. This is assuming that the ignition key is in the off position. An example would be any light that would operate with the key off. Like the trunk, hood, glove compartment, cig lighter, ECT. Pulling fuses is the only way to isolate.
Light bulbs have very low resistance but are controlled by a switch and should remain off unless called go to be turned off. Good luck with your troubleshooting.

1996 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Mar 08, 2018

You checked fuses and they're all good. So might be time to pull the radio, and check its fuse. Generally they have their own at the back, but while your doing that. Check all the wiring to make sure it isn't burned, melted, rubbed through/chaffed. Cracked or in any way defective. Check all your power wires and earth points.
If your vehicle has them, check the fuses and relays under the bonnet (hood) also. Most vehicles have two sets of fuses.

1996 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Mar 06, 2018

the little switch in the tailgate. it's the controller for the lock and the feed for the alarm, https://www.ebay.ie/itm/Lock-tail-gate-Jeep-GRAND-CHEROKEE-3-WH-WK-62623-88577/352047650913?hash=item51f7acd861:g:bGYAAOSwsYpaTNYL

1996 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Feb 11, 2018

If you mean it won't stay charged up, check the alternator is charging. If it is, replace the battery if older than 2years otherwise if you mean it won't stay where it is, use larger clamps to hold it.

1996 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Feb 10, 2018

Alternator may have a bad diode causing low charging and your idle issues as well.

1996 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Feb 04, 2018

If there is no visible screws, just pry it up with a flat screwdriver

1996 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Feb 02, 2018

If a warning light is on, there's a trouble code stored in the computer. There are well over 800-1,000 possible trouble codes in the average late model vehicle, so asking us to guess what's causing your problem without knowing the code is a complete waste of time. Get the code read. Post it here. THEN we can help

1996 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Jan 12, 2018

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