20 Most Recent 1985 Jeep Cherokee Questions & Answers


for a vehicle to feel different and empty , it begs the question --did you get into the right vehicle
would not be the first time that the key fits the switch of the same make of vehicle but belongs to some one else
next have the service center check for loose starter and other bits falling off
run the fault codes

1985 Jeep... | Answered on Nov 14, 2017


Relay does not sound right to me. Use a voltmeter or test light to probe the fuse box. Is there power at the headlight fuse? Problem may be in the power box itself. I don't believe there is any relay that runs all the lights.

1985 Jeep... | Answered on Aug 03, 2017


auto or stick trans, we find out its an AUTOmatic.
this trans is most likely a pure hydramatic.
and no TCM tranny brains then.



check levels next. (by the book dont guess)
check the shift cable, for proper movement. in all gears.
"selections, they are no gears" the automatic shifts via clutch packs not gears. like stick does.
move the shift lever and be sure the transmission end of the cable moves 1 for 1 same; that is moves to all transmission shift positions. (at trans itself)
if not the cable is bad or came loose.
inspections are first never transmission swaps, blind (on a whim);
the FSM book covers all this."chapter, on car service" all cars made have this chapter.. an amazing fact.
next, is get a new filter in the trans.
if clogged, the pump can not suck AFT. (shunted input)
so line pressure drops, and it cant shift.
no need to do the stall tests as it fails 100%
next is line pressure, tests. if that fails,
it needs a rebuilt trans.
but dont take my word , read the book.
or ask your tech to do the tests, he knows, how...

1985 Jeep... | Answered on Jun 28, 2015


Could be a bad ignition module or could point to faulty wiring. The longer your vehicle runs the hotter some electrical components get and that's the 5 - 15 minutes it wants to cool down.

1985 Jeep... | Answered on May 22, 2013


no need to adjust the timing you need to turn the rotor to the left a it will start and it's not a v6 jeep only make inline6

1985 Jeep... | Answered on Jan 27, 2013


could well be 180 deg out and check dissy rotation that tyou have set plug leeds in right order and going the right way and starting at the right place no 1 tdc firing not exhaust

1985 Jeep... | Answered on Nov 29, 2012


several things to check for this one....since its happening under a load.

- timing
- ignition (spark plugs, distributor, cap/rotor)
- Idle controller
- exhaust system

1985 Jeep... | Answered on Feb 01, 2012


No torque specs about this CKP sensor...
  1. The CKP sensor is located on the transmission bellhousing. Disengage the sensor wiring connector and remove the sensor wiring hold-down clip from the fuel rail.
  2. Remove the sensor mounting bolt and carefully pull the sensor out of the bellhousing.
  3. Installation is the reverse of removal.
Hope helps.

1985 Jeep... | Answered on Sep 28, 2011


No torque specs about this CKP sensor...
  1. The CKP sensor is located on the transmission bellhousing. Disengage the sensor wiring connector and remove the sensor wiring hold-down clip from the fuel rail.
  2. Remove the sensor mounting bolt and carefully pull the sensor out of the bellhousing.
  3. Installation is the reverse of removal.
Hope helps.

1985 Jeep... | Answered on Sep 28, 2011


Check for spark at any of the sparkplugs.If there is no spark at the plug then replace the distributor ignition pickup coil.

1985 Jeep... | Answered on Aug 11, 2011

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