help 97 cherokee sport 2wd

Asked by Mar 07, 2016 at 10:25 PM about the 1997 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Sport

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 97 jeep Cherokee sport 2wd 6 cylinder .
Sometimes it won't crank unless I put it in neutral
also sometimes it won't move in reverse or drive
any ideas?

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perhaps the transmission or motor mounts are defective and separating now~ jack the motor and transmission with a floorjack...a defective mount will show the separation~


I have a 97-cherokee, the flasher s/hazard light went out, won't flash at all, Any one knows where the flasher is located? Can you send some pictures, I have the flasher, can't find where to replace it

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exact same thing happened to me, the alternator is going out it cranks right up in neutral without any problems also.


would check the black wire connection to the fender/chassis also the connection to the engine grounding of the dash and also the blower motor and all grounded auxiliary stuff, like flashers, domelight and DRL's ...headlights too, with a NEW battery, you can inspect the connections of your grounding~ batteries will last about 7 years before they will stop accepting a recharge~

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