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  1. General Jeep Cherokee Discussion
    I'll try to explain this the best I can. Originally that "tube" (not sure what to call it) was connected to that top hole. The bottom hole was sucking in alot of air and was pretty loud actually. I'm not sure how I never noticed it. Anyway, so we plugged it in the bottom hole and the car reved...
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    So my 1988 XJ 4.0 is starting to smell like gasoline again. I'm noticing alot of white exhaust smoke as well. I'm getting headaches everytime I drive because the smell is pretty bad. Any idea why that could be or where to start troubleshooting?
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    This may be a dumb question. So I'm slowly replacing everything in my 88 XJ. I replaced the resistor and noticed my car running worse. Is that possible? It seems to be having trouble accelerating. I mean it's already sluggish as it is. I recently cleaned the IAC and it drives sooooo much better...
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    When I push the brake pedal, the turn signal is stuck on green (lit up but not blinking and not making any noises) but when I let off the brake, it starts to work just fine. Any idea why?
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    Lifted the vinyl mat in my trunk and noticed rust. You can see through to the ground in a few holes (pictured). How do I go about removing the rust before it starts to eat away the car? I've read alot about POR15 but that's something I've never used so I'm not sure I would even be comfortable...
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    Does anybody know where this blue wire is supposed to go?
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    Noticed when I turned off my 88 XJ, that the engine was making a guzzling sound. Any idea what that could be? Here's a video
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    What is this ticking? Exhaust Manifold? What does it mean and is it bad? Here's a video I took underneath my car.
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    I replaced my thermostat and gasket, coolant was leaking. I then purchased a new thermostat housing and another gasket, still leaking. I've used RTV both times and it's still leaking. What am I doing wrong? Should I use an actual sealant? Also, when I put the new thermostat in, it fits but it's...
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    What is the best water pump brand for my 1988 4.0 6cyl? I was looking at a Carquest pump from Advance Auto because it's $37.99. But the reviews are all over the place. I need something durable that won't break the bank. Any recommendations or specific things I should be looking for? Does the...
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    This is my first XJ, my first post, and I need some help. I'll try to keep the post as short as I can. I saw this on Facebook Marketplace being sold for $3,200. "Everything works" is what the description said. Kid eventually sold it to me for $2,300. Has about 227,000 miles on it. I drove...
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