How-to: 1990-2006 Jeep Disc Brake Pads and Rotors Service

1990-2006 Jeep Front Brakes Service and Pad Replacement… This HD video is the trailer for a full-length 24:49-minute brake service video, part of a how-to series available at Vimeo On Demand.  In the front disc brake segment, Moses Ludel shares the replacement of brake pads, rotors and related parts on these Jeep models: 1990-95 Jeep […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video: Quality Parts for the 4.6L Jeep Inline Six Stroker Motor

HD Video: Quality Parts for 4.6L Jeep Inline Six Stroker Motor Buildup This series includes six HD video interviews with Tony Hewes…In addition to the video on this page, you will find the other five HD videos at the ‘4WD Tech How-to Channel’ playlist!  Tony Hewes shares his 4.6L stroker motor engine parts preferences and choices […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Jeep YJ and TJ Wrangler Engine Upgrades and Swaps

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Jeep YJ and TJ Wrangler Engine Upgrades and Swaps

Q&A How-to: Jeep YJ or TJ Wrangler Engine Upgrades and Swaps      Enjoy the many detailed, traditional ‘Q&A’ exchanges in these article columns…’Q & A’ has now moved to open, interactive forum discussions. Visit the forums, you’ll want to join—for free!      Have technical questions about your Jeep 4×4,  popular 4WD truck, SUV, ATV, UTV or dirt motorcycle—or welding […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Moses Ludel How-to: Installing a Jeep XJ Cherokee Long-Arm Suspension Lift

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Moses Ludel How-to: Installing a Jeep XJ Cherokee Long-Arm Suspension Lift

How-to: Long Arm Suspension Lift for Jeep XJ Cherokee or MJ Comanche      The Jeep XJ Cherokee is a cost-effective way to ply the back country. These SUVs, built from 1984-2001, offer the utility, space and conveniences often missing in the more spartan CJs, YJ or TJ Wrangler models. Due to its unitized body and high transfer case location, the 101.4″ wheelbase […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Jeep XJ & MJ Tire, Suspension, Steering and Brake System

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Jeep XJ & MJ Tire, Suspension, Steering and Brake System

Q&A How-to: Cherokee & Comanche Tires, Suspension, Steering and Brakes      Enjoy the many detailed, traditional ‘Q&A’ exchanges in these article columns…’Q & A’ has now moved to open, interactive forum discussions. Visit the forums, you’ll want to join—for free!      Have technical questions about your Jeep 4×4,  popular 4WD truck, SUV, ATV, UTV or dirt motorcycle—or welding and metal fabrication? The […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Vlog: Road Testing Jeep 4.6L Stroker Inline Six

HD Vlog: Performance Testing a 4.6L Jeep Inline Six Stroker Motor! Hosted by Moses Ludel  The Jeep inline six stroker motor has been a popular topic! In this HD vlog, hear Moses Ludel describe a Hewes Performance Machine engine that now powers a 1998 Jeep XJ Cherokee. Hear Moses’ comments on this engine build and how the […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – XJ Cherokee Front Wheel Hub Replacement

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – XJ Cherokee Front Wheel Hub Replacement

How-to: Replacing Unit Bearing Front Hubs on a Jeep XJ Cherokee Front wheel bearing grease re-packs were once routine for Jeep 4WD trucks and utility vehicles. Beginning with the 1984 XJ Cherokee, unit bearing front wheel hubs replaced the older spindles with full-floating wheel hubs. Periodic service of front wheel bearings became obsolete. The 1991 […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Site Map and Content Directory

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Site Map and Content Directory

Contents at 4WD Mechanix Magazine and HD Video Network:  Quickly Find the Articles, Videos and PDF Downloads Available at the 4WD Mechanix© Magazine Website! Next >> 4WD Mechanix Magazine Home Page 4×4 truck, SUV and Jeep how-to articles, Q&A and multi-channel, HD 1080P video web television at the 4WD Mechanix Video Network. Featuring aftermarket product and […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – How-to: XJ Cherokee Erratic Gauges Fix

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – How-to: XJ Cherokee Erratic Gauges Fix

      How-to: Jeep XJ Cherokee Erratic Gauges and “No Bus” Fix   The instrument readout is our 1999 XJ Cherokee with the engine running! This not so rare “No Bus” signal and gauge “drop-off” occurs, unexpectedly, on several Jeep models, including XJ Cherokees and TJ Wranglers from the OBD-II era. According to Chrysler’s TSB #08-15-99, the cause on the […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – How-to: Jeep Cherokee Power Window and Door Lock Switch Replacement

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – How-to: Jeep Cherokee Power Window and Door Lock Switch Replacement

  How-to: Jeep Cherokee Power Window and Door Lock Switch Replacement      Whether it’s the legendary longevity of a Jeep XJ Cherokee or just the nature of manual electric switches, the power window and door lock switches do wear out over time. The troubleshooting will be easier with a factory workshop manual for your Jeep XJ Cherokee.  At left is […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – BFG All-Terrain T/A Tires for the Lifted XJ Cherokee

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – BFG All-Terrain T/A Tires for the Lifted XJ Cherokee

B.F. Goodrich All-Terrain T/A KO Tires for the Jeep XJ Cherokee 4×4!     In this HD video, see the new B.F. Goodrich All-Terrain T/A KO tires fitted to the magazine’s XJ Cherokee 4×4! With a six-inch long arm lift, the Cherokee requires 33″ diameter tires on 8-inch wide wheels—with shallower backspacing than stock to achieve a 2-inch […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Videos: Building a 4.6L Jeep Inline Six Stroker Motor

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Videos: Building a 4.6L Jeep Inline Six Stroker Motor

How-to Videos: Building a 4.6L Jeep Inline Six Stroker Motor      In this 1080P HD video interview series, Moses Ludel and Tony Hewes discuss the buildup of a Jeep 4.0L inline six into a 4.6L stroker motor. This popular configuration is the most significant change available for increasing horsepower, building vital bottom end torque, and even improving […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Become a Better Jeep Mechanic

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Become a Better Jeep Mechanic

      Jeep 4WD How-to: Become a Better Mechanic!   Whether you work on your own Jeep 4×4, own a four-wheel drive specialty shop or plan to travel in rugged and isolated back country, you need mechanical savvy! The Jeep 4WD lifestyle includes roaming open country with a free spirit—the quality of that experience depends upon the reliability and safe function […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – How-to: Jeep XJ Cherokee Air Conditioning Fix

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – How-to: Jeep XJ Cherokee Air Conditioning Fix

      How-to: XJ Cherokee A/C Vacuum Control Troubleshooting and Repair Does your Jeep lose air conditioning flow when you climb a grade or accelerate the vehicle? Does the A/C cold air suddenly blow from the dash panel louvers when you decelerate? There could be an A/C and heater air door problem or a vacuum circuit […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Jeep XJ Cherokee & MJ Comanche 4WD Workshop

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Jeep XJ Cherokee & MJ Comanche 4WD Workshop

Jeep 4WD How-to: XJ Cherokee & MJ Comanche Workshop     With 2.8-million XJs built from 1984-2001, the used market is plentiful—and pre-owned models are cheaper (per capita) than any other used Jeep 4×4 in history! Featuring a virtually bulletproof powertrain, with axles similar to the rugged YJ Wrangler’s units, the lightweight XJ Cherokee and […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – How-to: Jeep 4.0L Water Pump and Serpentine Belt

How-to: Jeep 4.0L/4.2L Inline Six Water Pump, Serpentine Belt and Radiator R&R! In this HD video how-to, Moses Ludel removes and installs a water pump in a 1987-2001 Jeep XJ Cherokee 4.0L engine.  The basic steps in this water pump replacement carry over to other 4.0L Jeep inline sixes, including the 1991-95 YJ Wranglers and the 1997-2006 Jeep TJ Wranglers.  Jeep […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video: Jeep 4.6L Inline Six Pistons, Rods and Bearings

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video: Jeep 4.6L Inline Six Pistons, Rods and Bearings

Jeep 4.6L Stroker Motor Pistons, Rods and Crankshaft Bearings! This series includes six HD video interviews with Tony Hewes…In addition to the video on this page, you will find the other five HD videos at the ‘4WD Tech How-to Channel’ playlist!   HD Video Interview: Tony Hewes discusses the 4.6L stroker pistons, connecting rods and bearings. […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Stroker Six Upgrade for XJ Cherokee

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Stroker Six Upgrade for XJ Cherokee

How-to: Jeep 4.0L Inline Six Buildup to 4.5L, 4.6L or 4.7L Stroker (4.7L Long-Block Inline Six—Photo Courtesy of Mopar® Performance) For other details on the stroker six buildup and Mopar’s 4.7L long block, see the article at the “Jeep YJ and TJ Wrangler Workshop” section of the magazine. Click here for direct access to the […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – ‘Q & A’ for Jeep XJ Cherokee & Comanche

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – ‘Q & A’ for Jeep XJ Cherokee & Comanche

  Q&A How-to: Jeep XJ Cherokee, XJ Wagoneer and MJ Comanche Pickup!       Enjoy the many detailed, traditional ‘Q&A’ exchanges in these article columns…’Q & A’ has now moved to open, interactive forum discussions. Visit the forums, you’ll want to join—for free!      Have technical questions about your Jeep 4×4,  popular 4WD truck, SUV, ATV, UTV or dirt […]