Jeep Cherokee (KL): Engine Oil Filter. Engine Air Cleaner Filter. Accessory Drive Belt Inspection

Jeep Cherokee (KL) 2014 - 2023 Owners Manual > Maintaining your vehicle > Maintenance procedures > Engine Oil Filter. Engine Air Cleaner Filter. Accessory Drive Belt Inspection

Engine Oil Filter

The engine oil filter should be replaced with a new filter at every engine oil change.

Engine Oil Filter Selection

This manufacturer's engines have a full-flow type disposable oil filter. Use a filter of this type for replacement. The quality of replacement filters varies considerably. Only high quality filters should be used to assure most efficient service. MOPAR engine oil filters are high quality oil filters and are recommended.

Engine Air Cleaner Filter

Refer to the "Maintenance Schedule" for the proper maintenance intervals.

NOTE: Be sure to follow the "Sever Duty Conditions" maintenance interval if applicable.

WARNING!

The air induction system (air cleaner, hoses, etc.) can provide a measure of protection in the case of engine backfire. Do not remove the air induction system (air cleaner, hoses, etc.) unless such removal is necessary for repair or maintenance. Make sure that no one is near the engine compartment before starting the vehicle with the air induction system (air cleaner, hoses, etc.) removed. Failure to do so can result in serious personal injury.

Engine Air Cleaner Filter Selection

The quality of replacement engine air cleaner filters varies considerably. Only high quality filters should be used to assure most efficient service. MOPAR engine air cleaner filters are a high quality filter and are recommended.

Engine Air Cleaner Filter Inspection and Replacement

Inspect engine air cleaner filter for dirt and or debris, if you find evidence of either dirt or debris you should change your air cleaner filter.

Engine Air Cleaner Filter Removal

1. Remove the screws from the air cleaner cover.

Air Cleaner Filter Cover
Air Cleaner Filter Cover

1 - Clean Air Hose Clamp

2 - Air Hose (If Equipped)

3 - Screws

2. Push in on the quick connect clip with your thumb and remove by pulling hose (If Equipped) away from air cleaner filter cover.

Air Cleaner Air Hose - If Equipped
Air Cleaner Air Hose - If Equipped

1 - Air Filter Cleaner Cover

2 - Air Hose (If Equipped)

3 - Quick Connect Clip

3. Lift the air cleaner cover to access the air cleaner filter.

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 Open Air Cleaner Filter Assembly

1 - Air Cleaner Cover

2 - Air Cleaner Filter

4. Remove the air cleaner filter element from the housing assembly.

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 Air Cleaner Filter

1 - Air Cleaner Filter

2 - Air Cleaner Filter Inspection Surface

Engine Air Cleaner Filter Installation

NOTE: Inspect and clean the housing if dirt or debris is present before replacing the air filter element.

1. Install the air cleaner filter element into the housing assembly with the air cleaner filter inspection surface facing downward.

2. Install the air cleaner cover onto the housing assembly locating tabs.

3. Install screws to secure the air cleaner cover to the housing assembly and install air hose (if equipped).

Accessory Drive Belt Inspection

WARNING!

  • Do not attempt to inspect an accessory drive belt with vehicle running.
  • When working near the radiator cooling fan, disconnect the fan motor lead. The fan is temperature controlled and can start at any time regardless of ignition switch position. You could be injured by the moving fan blades.
  • You can be badly injured working on or around a motor vehicle. Only do service work for which you have the knowledge and the proper equipment. If you have any doubt about your ability to perform a service job, take your vehicle to a competent mechanic.

When inspecting accessory drive belts, small cracks that run across ribbed surface of belt from rib to rib, are considered normal. These are not a reason to replace belt.

However, cracks running along a rib (not across) are not  normal. Any belt with cracks running along a rib must be replaced. Also have the belt replaced if it has excessive wear, frayed cords or severe glazing.

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 Accessory Belt (Serpentine Belt)

Conditions that would require replacement:

  • Rib chunking (one or more ribs has separated from belt body)
  • Rib or belt wear
  • Longitudinal belt cracking (cracks between two ribs)
  • Belt slips
  • "Groove jumping (belt does not maintain correct position on pulley)
  • Belt broken (note: identify and correct problem before new belt is installed)
  • Noise (objectionable squeal, squeak, or rumble is heard or felt while drive belt is in operation)

Some conditions can be caused by a faulty component such as a belt pulley. Belt pulleys should be carefully inspected for damage and proper alignment.

Belt replacement on some models requires the use of special tools, we recommend having your vehicle serviced at an authorized dealer.

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