1988 Jeep Cherokee Overview


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2 Dr Chief 4WD
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2 Dr Laredo 4WD
2 Dr Limited 4WD
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2 Dr STD
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4 Dr Chief 4WD
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If You Want A Real Jeep Then You Are Looking At It. by Jared
 — All around amazing Jeep and fun to work on. Almost all years and parts are interchangeable. The development of auto lock ups was a big improvement in the 90's over the air actuated locks that I had on... Read More
I'm A Xj Lover To The Fullest. by 88XJMAN
 — I have owned about 5 xj's.My first one 19yrs old and i had a blast in all of them non of them had a lift on them but i was still able to go any where i wanted to go and through anything offroad pretty... Read More
Jeep Xj= Awsomeness by Matt
 — Performance- A good 4X4 right out of the box, i wouldn't wheel any other stock "SUV" Build Quality- Great AMC quallity Appearance- Sexy in a spartan way 2 door all the way Cost of Owne... Read More

1988 Jeep Cherokee Overview

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1988 Jeep Cherokee

Thanks to its rugged construction, tough Quadra-Link Suspension, and reputation for reliability, the 1988 Jeep Cherokee continued to hang onto its niche in the ever-growing compact SUV market.  A tough, reliable vehicle for passenger and business use, the '88 Cherokee was a strong seller in the US, as well as increasingly popular in the international market.

Some of the features that had made earlier SJ-Series Cherokees so popular with the off-road set remained in the XJ-Series Cherokee.  High ground clearance and rugged four-wheel drive took the 1988 Cherokee over a variety of terrains with ease; its hefty metal construction enabled it to brave the elements and the wilderness.

The previous year's introduction of a new fuel-injected inline-6 proved to be a boon to the Cherokee's popularity.  The '88 Jeep Cherokee shipped off the line with a 2.5 liter AMC inline-4, clocked at 121 horsepower; as of this model year, buyers could upgrade to a new 4.0 liter AMC fuel-injected inline-6, which put out a healthy 173 horsepower.


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Jeep Cherokee Questions


I Need Help Find Out What Is Wrong With My 88 Jeep

hi my name is Shawn hatcher and I just got an 88 jeep Cherokee 4x4 6 cylinder 4.0 and when I have it in accerios everything works wipers, light ect but when I start it up none of that works. what wou...

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Franky Bourget

88 Cherokee Pioneer Load Knock From Trannsmission Area Only When At Idle Oc...

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What Causes Oil Tocome Out The Vent On The Valve Cover Tothe Air Filter

oil blows out the front vent on the valve cover in the line that goes to the air filter. .putting oil in the air filter compartment

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Daniel Flores

My 1988 4.0 Jeep Cherokee Wnt Start

i bought it a new sarter a new fuel pump and a new fuel filter and it still wont start it made my battery die on it

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