20 Most Recent 1986 Jeep Cherokee Questions & Answers

On a 1986 jeep I believe it has a "wiper-turn-signal assembly" that is all part of the turn signal lever. (I think its a GM/Chevy style.) The new models have an assembly that's in the steering column behind the steering wheel. If I'm correct that its all part of the lever, that is almost definitely the problem - 98-99%. Pretty much the same answer for the newer versions also. I have replaced over a couple hundred in my "career". Keep smiling.

1986 Jeep... | Answered on Mar 09, 2018

sounds like you need to rebuild you carb
this fine additive that is added to gas dissolves the hoses and some gaskets and ends up in your carb check your fuel filter to see if its clear

1986 Jeep... | Answered on Dec 02, 2017

Check YouTube for something similar.

1986 Jeep... | Answered on Aug 11, 2017

i would suspect the temp sender to be bad. causes rich conditions when hot

1986 Jeep... | Answered on Jul 25, 2017

Could be the distributor or the coil by the sounds of it - coils can be effected by heat and fail

1986 Jeep... | Answered on May 07, 2017

Possible ignition wires/distributor cap/ vacuum leak. Need more info....year/make/model/engine size???

1986 Jeep... | Answered on Nov 08, 2015

Not sure what you are asking. But to set engine timing: with timing light set to 8 degrees before tdc.

1986 Jeep... | Answered on Jan 03, 2015

which engine? lots of engines on 86, lots swapped too.
to work on any car engine wise this is first, ID the engine.
then the Fuel system. carb or EFI.?

lean fuel mix can be caused by.
well gee what engine, and is it EFI, nah , not in 86 its a carb.
if a carb you really need to say so as many a mech never seen one.
today. gone now for 27 years. 87 to present.

i cut teeth on carbs. in 60s
a love/ hate thing,,, today i have fancy tools, that mean them easy.
my comments are USA only , as export jeeps are vastly diffr.
I had a 88 (2 of them same time) then a 99, then a 2002 then 2008
1/2 million miles on them or more.

vacuum lines are easy, replace em or inspect test them.
if they look cracked they are roll them between fingers.
or use a hand vacuum tool attached and do a leak down test on all .
or pinch them running to see if RPM changes radically.

ill answer for CARBS (in order of likely)
  1. dirty carb. (inside)
  2. jets clogged or partially.
  3. flow level set too low.
  4. float valve sticking closed. gummy. see #1
  5. fuel pressure low. to CARB. the FSM has spec, here .
  6. lean under heavy load is power jet stuck closed , see #1
  7. lean only for an instant, fast right foot, means the accelerator pump is dead, fix it . clean carb and kit it. and it need to be adjusted per the manual. FSM.
  8. sure any air leaks below the carb cause lean... lots of ways.

1986 Jeep... | Answered on Mar 11, 2014

check the fuel pressure may be bad pump

1986 Jeep... | Answered on Nov 22, 2013

Seal is bad,pump needs replacing,here's how.

1986 Jeep... | Answered on May 30, 2013

Theres only 2 locations it could be. On the linkage arm on the driver side of the transmission, or its a pressure switch at the tail of the trans.

1986 Jeep... | Answered on Mar 29, 2013

Could be a problem can break the line too rusty .1986 I would go to mechanic.

1986 Jeep... | Answered on Mar 15, 2013

could be the fuel pump pressure output in the line. or a bad fuel pressure regulator. i once, years ago had a similar problem. so i went and bought a electric fuel pump and mounted it to fender under hood, hooked up the fuel hoses then drove home. but i do not know if this will work on todays vehicles. a dealer or auto parts store will tell if it will. good-luck !!!

1986 Jeep... | Answered on Mar 04, 2013

the dome light has 1 wire going to it,the ground wire goes to the body or roof . check the ground

1986 Jeep... | Answered on Feb 10, 2013

Hi Steve,
If you have a test light check each side of the circuit beaker, one end on the battery neg and the other on each terminal of the circuit breaker.
If you don't find one that only has power on one side, get some to try the windows while you check them again, the circuit beaker may only be failing under load.


1986 Jeep... | Answered on Nov 30, 2012


The fuse of this car is located under the hood of the car. It is a box covered in some kind of plastic casing, you will have to pry open the cover to be able to locate the fuse of this car.

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1986 Jeep... | Answered on Nov 11, 2012

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