The Jeep Cherokee is the little brother to the Grand Cherokee.
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Over all the Jeep as a brand is not a bad vehicle as the “common faults” that they are known for are no different to any other motor vehicle on the market.
We have reviewed the Grand cherokee in the past and you can find that review by clicking here.
Its’ a smaller vehicle with a front wheel drive V6 option giving a few common faults. The most frequent of these are the oil and coolant leaking issues they develop from within the valley of the V. You can read up more about this by reading our article on them here.
Arguably the second most common fault with the Jeep Cherokee is an oil leak that starts from the rear of the vehicle. The axel seal for the rear differential are vey common for leaking. The most common side to leak is the passenger side axle seal (Referring to the Australian right hand drive)
It’s not a huge repair and any capable mechanic will be able to carry out this repair with relative ease however these is one little trap t watch out for.
There is a metal dust cap of the axle seal that looks like the seal. A common mistake for first timers is to be very rough with a seal removal tool or a screw driver and force this cap off in the belief that its the seal and it’s going int he bin anyway. This heavy handed approach can leave you red faced after you pop it off, damaged it and discover that the axel seal is actually behind that cap.
In the image, the cap is fitted, it looks to be a seal but i assure you it is not. Be careful not to damage this dust cap.
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