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1998 Jeep Questions and Answers


  • Can a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Be Flat Towed Behind a Motorhome Without Special Equipment
  • I checked on the 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee and found that as long as the vehicle has selectable 4 wheel drive with a neutral position in the transfer case is towable as is. If the vehicle is rear wheel drive only, and has the 42RLE transmission a transmission lube pump is required. If the vehicle has an auto transmission other than the 42RLE the vehicle is not towable and will need to be trailered. If the vehicle is AWD without a nuetral position in the transfer case it is trailer...
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  • How to Install Trailer Wiring in a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee without Interior Access Panel
  • We had another customer with a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee who had the same issue as you. When they went to install the Tow Ready Wiring Harness part # 118349 they discovered that they did not have the access panel. They ended up having to remove the interior panels, but still were able to install the wiring harness like the install instructions with that being the only difference.
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  • Will Thule Replacement Mounting Plate # 753-3532 Fit an Older Thule Spare Tire Bike Rack
  • I spoke with my contact at Thule and she said the part # 5155168 is a part number for a decal, not for a bike rack. She did say that if your Thule spare tire bike rack has a silver frame, like the Thule Spare Me 2 Bike Carrier, part # TH963PRO, then the Thule Replacement Mounting Plate, part # 753-3532 will work. If the spare tire bike rack has a black frame, the # 753-3532 will not work. They do not have replacement parts for the spare tire bike rack that is black, because it is an...
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  • Does Odometer Keep Track of Mileage When Flat Towing Vehicle
  • Yes, when flat towing your Jeep Wrangler or any vehicle with all 4 wheels on the ground, the vehicle's odometer will continue to keep track of the miles just as if you were driving it. In order to flat tow your Jeep, you will need a base plate kit, tow bar, safety cables, a lighting solution, and a supplemental braking system. If you still need some or all of these parts, please let me know what type of bumper you have on the Jeep and I will be happy to make some recommendations. I have...
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  • Blue Ox Base Plate Adapter Brackets for Bulldog Stubby Bumpers on 1998 Jeep Wrangler
  • Thank you for the photos and the accurate measurements. Based on those, if that is a Bulldog Stubby Bumper on your 1998 Jeep Wrangler, the Blue Ox Base Plate Adapter Brackets # BX88303 will work for you, and are compatible with Alpha # BX7365, Aladdin, and Aventa LX tow bars.
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  • Timbrem Vehicle Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for 1998 Jeep Cherokee with 2 Inch Lift
  • The Timbren Heavy-Duty Front or Rear Suspension Enhancement System, # TJRC01, does come with a spacer designed to adjust ride height which will take up some of the space created by the 2 inch lift. However, you will most likely need to use spacers as well. We have 1 inch spacers, # A25723-90AH00. I would recommend using the front kit, # TJFC01, if you plan on carrying a plow on the front or doing some winching, or if you are looking for more stability at the front of the Jeep. I have...
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  • Recommendations for Towing a 1998 Jeep Cherokee behind a Motorhome
  • For towing your 1998 Jeep Cherokee behind your motor home you would want Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit, part # 1418-1. The Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # 65009, is the correct front mount hitch for your Jeep, but it would not be the correct attachment point for towing your Jeep with your motor home. You would want to use a base plate kit like I recommended above. You will also need the following to complete your tow setup: RoadMaster Sterling All Terrain Tow...
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  • Availability of Trailer Wiring Harness for a 1997 Jeep Wrangler TJ
  • The 1997 Jeep Wrangler TJ retained the same wiring that the Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, item # 118356, was designed for. In 1998 the wiring for the TJ changed a bit and the Wiring harness was then changed to work and given part # 118409. To install a 4-Way wiring harness on your 1997 TJ you will need to use item # 118356. I checked fit with 3 different manufacturers and all of their wiring harnesses change between model year 1997 and 1998. I am including a link to the installation...
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  • Trailer Turn Signals and Brake Lights do not Work on a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Limited 5.9
  • Since your 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee came with the factory tow package, I would guess you have blown fuses for the tow package turn signals and brake lights. Typically, you will have one fuse for the tow package or trailer left turn signal and brake light and one fuse for the right turn signal and brake light. I recommend checking your owners manual or fuse box legend to locate the tow package fuses and look for blown fuses. This should solve your problem without having to install a separate...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution With Sway Control For Flagstaff 21DS Travel Trailer
  • The best way to determine what system will work for you is to know what your total tongue weight is. The total tongue weight is the tongue weight of your fully-loaded-ready-to-tow trailer added to the weight of any cargo you place behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. You will then want to find a system where your total tongue weight falls near the middle of the tongue weight range for the system. Getting a system that is too small will be useless, but getting a system that is too big...
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler for 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee with 5.2L Engine
  • Generally the largest cooler that will fit in a vehicle will give the best cooling performance. For your 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee with 5.2L engine the Derale Cooler # D13503 is a great choice in an efficient Class III cooler. The kit includes everything you need, unless your transmission uses rubber lines, in which case you'll also need Adapter Fitting Kit # D13028. An install video and the written instructions are linked to show you the essentials of the process. You can also refer...
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  • Best Engine Oil Cooler for a 1998 Jeep Cherokee 4.0 I6
  • The best engine oil cooler for your 1998 Jeep Cherokee 4.0 I6 will be the largest one you have space for in front of your radiator behind your grill as this will provide the cooler with the most airflow which will in turn create the best performance. You will want to measure this space prior to purchasing a cooler. If you have space, I recommend using the Derale Tube-Fin Engine Oil Cooler Kit w/ Sandwich Adapter part # D15502. This engine oil cooler kit has everything you will need for...
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness for a 1998 Jeep Cherokee
  • If your 1998 Jeep does not already have a trailer connector then you will need to install a wiring harness in order to power the lights on the trailer. You can use harness # 118354. I have linked a video showing how it installs on a 1997 Cherokee. The process will be the same on your 1998. Once the harness is installed you will have a 4-Way flat trailer connector at the back of the Jeep.
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  • Parts Required for Safe & Legal Flat Towing of 1998 Jeep Cherokee Behind Class B Motorhome
  • Virtually all U.S. states and Canadian provinces require that a towed vehicle be equipped with a supplemental braking system of one type or another. Even if you happened to be towing in an area where one was not required my guess is that only a few miles would be required for you to see the merits of a toad braking system! Supplementary braking systems come in many forms. There are purely mechanical systems and portable/wireless electronic systems like their outstanding Patriot II #...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 1998 Jeep Wrangler Behind an RV
  • Your 1998 Jeep Wrangler has the factory U-channel bumper so for Blue Ox base plates # BX1118 is the correct model for your Jeep. While we do not have a video showing installation I have included a link to the detailed instructions that explain the installation. For a compatible tow bar I recommend the Alpha, # BX7365. The Alpha is rated for 6,500 pounds and it comes with safety cables so you will not have to purchase any separately. For lighting I recommend the bulb and socket kit...
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  • How to Install Car Side Quick Disconnects RM-222 on a 1998 Jeep Wrangler
  • The car side quick disconnects are bolted directly to the base plates installed on the frame of your vehicle, and are then attached to the quick disconnects on the tow bar side. For the 1998 Jeep Wrangler, You would use base plate kit # 1424-1 if your 1998 Jeep Wrangler is a Rubicon, Unlimited, or double tube bumper model. If your vehicle has a U-channel bumper, you would use base plate kit # 1417-1. To give you a better understanding of how the car side quick disconnects and a...
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  • How to Install the Ultra-Fab Power Twin II Electric Stabilizer on the Frame
  • The measurement you will need is from the outside of the frame. The Ultra-Fab Power Twin II Stabilizers # UF39-941707 can be adjusted between 48-77 inches wide. The mounting brackets will sit under the frame with the outside of the angled metal bracket resting on the outer edge of the frame.
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  • What is Necessary to Tow a 1998 Jeep Wrangler Behind a Motor Home
  • The Hopkins Quick-Lock Diode, # HM56306, likely won't be very beneficial; if you are already using a wiring harness on your 1998 Jeep Wrangler, I recommend a higher power diode, Roadmaster # RM-790, because it will be able to handle more amps. Please refer to the attached picture for reference on how it is wired. If you do need a wiring harness, and plan on flat-towing your 1998 Jeep Wrangler with some regularity, I recommend using the Roadmaster Tail Light Wiring Kit with Bulbs, # RM-155,...
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  • Will the Aftermarket Wire Harness Cause My Lamp Outage Sensor to Come On
  • Yes, the T-One Wiring Harness, item # 118349, will allow your vehicle lighting to function as normal and will not cause a problem with your lamp outage sensor. The modulite converter on the wiring harness gets the power from the battery to illuminate the trailer lights. Your lamp outage sensor comes on when it senses a draw or lack of it on the lighting system, so the modulite bypasses this sensor and only uses the vehicles circuits as switches to tell the modulite when to turn on the...
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  • Replacement Side View Mirrors and Doors for a 1998 Jeep Wrangler SE
  • The Bestop 2-Piece Soft Doors, # B5178915, will fit on your 1998 Jeep Wrangler SE, but the replacement mirrors, # B5126201, that you referenced are not designed to fit on the 2-piece soft doors. Instead, you will want the Bestop Replacement Mirrors, # B5126101.
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for 1998 Jeep Cherokee with Flush Factory Roof Rails
  • I have a great roof rack solution for your 1998 Jeep Cherokee with flush mounted roof rails that run front to back, but the Rhino Rack part # RRJA2542 is not designed to fit those rails. Instead we have the INNO rack part numbers # INB127, # INTR, and # INTR103 which is a fit for the roof style you have on your Cherokee so this would be your best option.
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  • Recommended Parts For Flat-Towing 1998 Jeep Wrangler TJ
  • The base plates you can install on your Jeep depend on the bumper style you have. If you have a U-channel bumper the base plates that will work are part # 1417-1. If you have an off-road bumper with the 1-inch D-Ring bumper mounts then the base plates for your Jeep are part # RM-035-1, and if you have the off-road bumper with 3/4-inch D-ring bumper mounts the base plates you can use are part # RM-035. If you have a double tube bumper I recommend the part # RM-521424-5 EZ5 base plates. For...
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  • Installing Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller # 90195 On 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Without Tow Package
  • On the 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee without a factory tow package and no 7-way connector at the rear of the vehicle, the blue wire you have found may or may not run all the way to the rear of the vehicle. The wires needed to install a brake controller on your vehicle are not always available and sometimes if the wires are available they are not easy to find. The easiest way to install the Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller # 90195 to your 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee is with the Brake Controller 7...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 1998 Jeep TJ Behind Motorhome
  • To flat tow your 1998 Jeep TJ behind your motorhome you will need a number of items, and all are outlined in the linked article on flat towing. These include a tow bar, safety cables, a wiring/lighting kit, and base plates and a braking system for the towed Jeep. Price for each item is shown on its individual page. For base plates you can use the linked page; this will allow you to select the type of front bumper you have on the Jeep as this affects the fit of base plates. For a u-channel...
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  • Will Rhino Rack Pioneer Platform # RR42115BF Fit Yakima Round Bars
  • Yes, the Rhino-Rack Pioneer Platform # RR42115BF that you referenced is confirmed as a fit for Yakima round bars so it will work well for you.
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  • Using Derale Electric Fan Part # D16908 for Remotely Mounted Transmission Cooler
  • At 450 CFM (cubic feet per minute) the Straight Blade Electric Fan you mentioned, part # D16908, would provide plenty of airflow for the D13503 Transmission cooler. This has been confirmed with Derale, the manufacturer. If you need a thermostat control for the fan, use part # D16769.
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  • Trailer Wiring Recommendation for a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
  • The final authority on whether or not a vehicle had a tow package would be a Jeep dealer for your 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Or, you can see if your vehicle has the connector behind the rear scuff panel in the rear cargo area and then test it with a circuit tester like part # 3808 to determine if it is active. For more info on where this connector is check out the installation instructions I attached to the right for the # C55260. If it's there then the # C55260 would work as a wiring...
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  • Wheel and Tire Recommendation for Tear Trailer Built on Harbor Freight Haul Master
  • For a trailer you have to use wheels specifically designed for trailer. Passenger vehicle wheels and tires are not rated for trailer so they should not be used. Best option we have would be the part # A225R645SM which is a 225/75-15 radial tire mounted to a 15 inch wheel with a 5 on 4-1/2 inch bolt pattern. This tire also has a higher than usual speed rating for trailer tires at 81 mph.
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  • Wiring Harness Recommendation for a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee without Factory Towing Package
  • In regards to your 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee both Curt T-Connector vehicle wiring # C55349 and T-One Wiring Harness # 118349 are very similar. They both receive great customer reviews. I would recommend Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring # 118349 as it is the more popular one as well. This wiring harness will connect inline to the plugs located behind the Jeeps tail lights. A separate power wire needs to be run to the positive post of the vehicles battery using the included in-line fuse...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • Since your 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee has the Neutral position you can flat tow it. To flat tow your Grand Cherokee you will need a Base Plate Kit, Tow Bar, Safety Cables, Tail Light Wiring Kit, a Supplemental Braking system, and you also might need a High-Low Adapter. The base plate kit that I recommend is the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit # 1411-2. The great thing about this kit is that is has removable arms which will give the front of your Jeep more of an OEM look when you are not...
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