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1986 Jeep Cherokee Overview
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As the SUV began its inexorable rise in popularity, at least in the American market, the 1986 Jeep Cherokee benefited from the growth of this market niche. Its solid unibody construction and reputation for reliability made it a popular choice for drivers looking for a compact sport utility vehicle with a roomy cabin and plenty of cargo space.
The '86 Cherokee retained some of the features that had made earlier Cherokees so popular with the off-road set; high ground clearance and rugged four-wheel drive took the SUV over a variety of terrains with ease. Quadra-Link suspension helped add to the Cherokee's reputation as a tough 4x4 vehicle.
Enginewise, there wasn't much to write home about. The 1986 Cherokee shipped off the line with a 2.5 liter AMC inline-4, clocked at 121 horsepower; the other option for 1984 models was the GM 60-Degree V62 (the two-barrel carburetor version designed for the Chevy S-10 and Blazer), delivering 115 horsepower and 150 lb.-ft. of torque.
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Jeep Cherokee Questions
4 Wheel Drive Selection
I have a chance to buy a 1986 model for my deer lease, the owner says a pneumatic part is missing to allow on the fly 4WD selection. I this part available in the aftermarket, if not how can I manual...
I Have A 1986 Pioneer Cherokee. All Dials In The Dashboard (except The Fue...
Does Anyone Have A 1986-87 Jeep Cherokee Body And Drive Train For Sale Or W...
I have a 1987 jeep cherokee that has a newer(30kmiles)engine and rebuilt head,new starter rerodded radiator in it. If I cannot find a body and drive train I want to sell the vehicle for $2000.00 obo ...
I Have An 86 Jeep Cherokee With A Chev 350.it May Have A Leaky Main Seal. M...
No Power To Fuel Pump On 86 Jeep Cherokee
I am getting no power to the fuel pump on an 86 jeep Cherokee I bypassed the crank sensor and changed the fuel pump relay I put a new ground cable on it and replaced all the fuses but still getting no...