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Unread 07-03-2013, 10:02 PM   #16
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Could that also affect the rough cold idle?

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Unread 07-04-2013, 08:34 AM   #17
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Could somehow but I'd suspect other causes.
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Unread 07-04-2013, 11:17 PM   #18
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Awesome, I'll tighten them up and check it out. Another question... Like I said with the cold start the idle is rough and it stalls... well after i had it running for quite a while today I parked, sat for a few minutes, then I put it in reverse and it stalled right out. So I started it back up and put it in reverse, and the idle in reverse is really rough, could this be vacuum as well?
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Unread 10-07-2013, 09:03 PM   #19
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Could very well be a vacuum leak causing the cold rough idle. 1986 was during the Renix era which brings some unique quirks. Is your a 4 or 6 cylinder?
Oh and you're right about the tire width causing the rear of the inboard front tire to rub on the LCA during sharp turns. You can use a washer or two to shim the steering stops out to where it won't turn far enough to rub, but if you drive it very often you'll soon know just how far you can turn the wheel before it rubs.
Could you show a picture of where I'd put these washers, sorry to bring back my once dead post... I'm just not sure where to put the washers so they don't rub, I don't care much about losing the turning diameter, its my gfs xj anyways, so I'd rather her not rub them all the time till a tire gets shaved off. Lol
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Unread 10-07-2013, 10:02 PM   #20
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Check this out. XJ steering stop adjustment

Usually steering stops are adjusted by loosening the locking nut and screwing the bolt in or out however, Cherokees have spot welds on the bolts to secure the nut. In that case, unscrew the bolt and add washers as needed. 31x10.5″ tires on stock rims may need two washers on each bolt.
When adjusting the stops, keep in mind that the driver’s side bolt will keep the passenger’s side wheel from rubbing the control arm, and vice versa.
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Unread 10-07-2013, 10:15 PM   #21
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Check this out. XJ steering stop adjustment

Usually steering stops are adjusted by loosening the locking nut and screwing the bolt in or out however, Cherokees have spot welds on the bolts to secure the nut. In that case, unscrew the bolt and add washers as needed. 31x10.5″ tires on stock rims may need two washers on each bolt.
When adjusting the stops, keep in mind that the driverís side bolt will keep the passengerís side wheel from rubbing the control arm, and vice versa.
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