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Unread 05-02-2013, 05:20 PM   #1
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98 XJ Sputter on 2nd gear shift cold start?

Hey guys, I have a 98 XJ w/ 212k on it. It's recently started giving me some trouble on the first start of the day where it seems like the engine is unable to give power to the transmission around 25mph (it wants to shift into 2nd but takes a minute), then after a few seconds it shifts and everything is fine. I have no idea what it could be. The engine seems to run strong, the transmission shifts/downshifts decently ones it's warmed up. The fluid is a clearish-brown color (I know, that's not good)

I'm also debating whether I should pick up another Cherokee instead of putting time and money into this one (it needs a new trackbar, steering stab., shocks and struts, possible trans?, front bumper, rockers, muffler, cat. converter if I don't decide to straight pipe it..)

Can anyone give me some insight on this?

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