The lights were still on so I let myself in.

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  1. jp7794

    jp7794 Full Access Member

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    Hello! Kind of a reintroduction.

    Long story short, I bought a KL (Cherokee) in 01/19. Circumstances changed and I didn't drive the KL enough to warrant the payment and insurance; so it is gone. My KJ sat idle for the better part of 18 months and is at the shop now getting some TLC. Mainly ball joints and that nasty oil pressure switch. I am looking forward to getting her back in shape and on the road.

    Glad to be back.
     
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    Welcome back!
     
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  3. LibertyTC

    LibertyTC Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Yes also welcome back !
    Ball joints & pressure switch, anything else on the to do list?
    How many miles on your KJ now?
     
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    Thanks TC. Good to see you are still active. 150K on the KJ. Not too bad. Other items were trans fluid/filter, front/rear difs, spark plugs, and front brakes. I moved up north (still in the states) and have a small garage, but it is far from optimum, so I just had a shop do the work. Kind of scary as I can't think of when it was in a shop, with the exception of an ignition switch that stranded me once. With the few miles I will be putting on it, she should be good for at at least a couple years. Glad I made a last minute audible and decided not to trade it in on the KL. With the exception of the radio head unit containing a bunch of other controls, I really liked the KL. Especially the butt warmer! Oh, well. Think there are bigger problems in the world right now. My lack of warm "cheeks" seems pretty minuscule.
     
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    Can you explain the oil pressure switch issue to me?
     
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    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Oil pressure switch gets weak, sometime works fine other times show like it has low oil, either that or it leaks
    Use a MOPAR one and problems solved
     
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    My light started to intermittently come on at start up and finally stayed on all the time. The first time I saw it come on of course I freaked out a bit as that is a big one. Checked the oil and made sure it wasn't low, leaking, or burning anywhere. I was pretty confident it was the switch; but had them change that first before moving on to other things. It was.

    It is right by the oil filter and it is pretty messy there, so I am pretty sure that contributed to it.
     
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    Do you have the MOPAR part #?
     
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    Oil sender/pressure switch is Mopar # 5149097AA