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Unread 07-14-2013, 03:38 PM   #1
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going on a trip

Alright, I recently got nt jeep and on the 26th ill be taking her on a trip about 700 miles(round trip). What should I check/replace? I know the basics, like tires, oil, fluids, ect. What should I take with me, ill have about 300-350 to do any work or buy anything. The only issue ive had was it like stuuters when leaving in the morning but a tap of the gas makes it go away. Should I have mechanic do the work?

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Unread 07-15-2013, 09:16 AM   #2
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Unread 07-15-2013, 01:47 PM   #3
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Do a coolant flush and make sure your cooling system is in good shape before going on a long trip.
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Unread 07-15-2013, 02:47 PM   #4
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Seems like you got it down, all fluids. Bring a spare tire, wrenches, jack.. Change oil if need be.. Check coolant jf its been a couple years change it( flushings up to you but reccomended..) check rad hoses.. Maybe some fresh coppers if there old might as well get the best mileage u can.. Other than that i trust my 4.0 across the country!
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Unread 07-15-2013, 02:52 PM   #5
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Also i have the same stutter issue.. Only off a fresh crank.. Changed plugs wires cap rotors cleaned tb and iac.. No luck yet
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Unread 07-15-2013, 02:57 PM   #6
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Do you think it's a valve?
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Unread 07-15-2013, 04:01 PM   #7
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It knocks a bit when it does it, im pretty much mechanically inclined with everything but motors.. Ill be testing my tps next but i only have one electronic voltage meter.. Apparently you need an analog one
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Unread 07-15-2013, 07:11 PM   #8
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Kinda sounds like a small back fire, lol I used to make my jetta do them on purpose, I don't think I want my jeep to
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Unread 07-15-2013, 07:51 PM   #9
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Yeah if i start it and take off for instance , turn and merge and it bogs.. Dangerous stuff lol
No engine codes either
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Unread 07-15-2013, 07:57 PM   #10
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So far ive read it could be manifold crack or leak, ignition, or fuel delivery. Thinking of putting 5.0 injectors
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Unread 07-15-2013, 08:14 PM   #11
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My exhaust manifold is definetly leaking, not sure if its cracked or the gaskets gone, ill let you know if my problem persists after. Hopefully
Its not cracked!
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Unread 07-15-2013, 10:16 PM   #12
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Yeah ley me know, ill be going on a trip soon, and would like to fix before then
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Unread 07-16-2013, 05:49 AM   #13
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I believe on friday ill have sometime to check it out
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Unread 07-16-2013, 08:17 AM   #14
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i leave next friday
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The cracked exhaust manifold is very common on the 4.0L before 2000 and makes a ticking sound that quiets a bit after the engine is warmed up.
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