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Unread 08-15-2013, 08:19 AM   #1
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bad miss after over heat and new gasket ??

Hi guys, my wifes jeep is a 1998 cherokee sport 4.0 auto 4x4

ok before we start i know what i "should have done" but money stopped me so i did what i could with what i have......

so the other day the t stat stuck and it overheated on her, so i loaded it on a trailer and brought it home, i looked it over and filled the radiator and fired it up, it run rougher than all get out, and there was steam bubbles coming up the filler neck with the cap off, But no water in the oil or in the cylinders.. so Off with its head! looked like gasket blew between 1 & 2 so i cleaned it all up and popped a new head gasket on it (im out of work now so i cant afford to take it to a machine shop) so anyway its not steaming bubbles out of the filler neck now but it still has a nasty miss to it, ive checked all the plugs and wires and cap and i dont see anything wrong, i put a spark tester on it and it has good spark on all cylinders, it does smooth out when you bring up the rpm's i drove it a short way down the road and it run smooth going down the road BUT when stopped in gear it really shakes any thoughts on what it is? im trying to fix it for her myself because of lack of money to take it in, thanks in advance...

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Unread 08-15-2013, 03:27 PM   #2
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nothing?
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Unread 08-15-2013, 04:13 PM   #3
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Have you changed the plugs?? CEL? Any codes?

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Unread 08-15-2013, 05:00 PM   #4
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Have you changed the plugs?? CEL? Any codes?

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well i didnt change the plugs but i pulled them and looked at them and then laid them "one by one" on the motor and fired it up looking at the spark. it looked hot.

the check engine light did come on but i havnt tried to get the codes off it yet, thanks for the help
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the check engine light did come on but i havnt tried to get the codes off it yet, thanks for the help
That'd be a good starting point. Get the codes read, most big box parts places will read them for you for free. Then post 'em up.
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Unread 08-15-2013, 09:08 PM   #6
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That'd be a good starting point. Get the codes read, most big box parts places will read them for you for free. Then post 'em up.
that could be a tuff one.... i live 15 miles from town and cant drive it that far... i tried the key off and on and holding the odometer button in and neither work or at least no codes show up, but the check eng light is still on

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Buy a code reader off eBay.... they run about 30$

Edit: or turn the key on (not start) 3 times leaving it on the third time and see if you get any codes on the odometer readout.

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Buy a code reader off eBay.... they run about 30$

Edit: or turn the key on (not start) 3 times leaving it on the third time and see if you get any codes on the odometer readout.

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thanks i tried the key thing it didnt work i called a friend who said he knew somebody with a code reader and he was going to borrow it and come over and check it...
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