I am looking at buying a 1998 cherokee sport. It has 157xxx miles on it. It seems to be running well but I noticed that the transmission fluid was a quart low. Should I be concerned about this? Anyone know of problems to anticipate?

Asked by Jun 07, 2012 at 06:05 PM about the 1998 Jeep Cherokee 2 Dr Sport 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Did you check the the fluid on a level surface and the engine warm? If it was a quart low, then I would suspect that there is a transmission leak somewhere. So be prepared to tackle that issue and since it was low, what if any damage was done.

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The level may not have been checked in a long time, or have a slight seal leak. Look at the bell housing,and tail end of the transmission. Look along the transmission cooling lines for oily wet looking spots. Ask the owner about it.

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The vehicle model itself is known to be very reliable, to 300,000 miles. The fuel mileage would be the only thing I would be concerned with. You might only average 16 or 17 MPG. I own one that has 200,000 miles and you would think it had 50,000 miles.

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