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Unread 10-13-2013, 12:12 PM   #1
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Any boater's?!

Hey guys I tow a 17 foot Sylvan with my 2000 xj Sport with a 4.0 auto and a 8.25 rear end. After going to the lake and back I started my jeep and it sounded like it was missing. After giving it a little throttle, it ran fine. Just want to make sure I'm not hurting my xj!

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Unread 10-13-2013, 01:14 PM   #2
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I pull a 16' Smokercraft with no issues yet.
4.0 auto; 8.25; stock gears; 31" tires; brakes on the trailer axle.

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Unread 10-14-2013, 02:43 PM   #3
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The running rough is a common problem called "heat soak" on 2000 and 2001 Cherokees. It most commonly occurs on a hot start of the engine. Just make sure you tow in "3" and NOT in "D". A transmission cooler isn't a bad idea either. Make sure your cooling system is in good condition, and you should be fine.
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Unread 10-14-2013, 04:50 PM   #4
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Thanks! I started in D and noticed how bad it was towing. Threw it in 3 and was way better. So the "heat soak" isn't bad? Thanks for the help!
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Unread 10-14-2013, 05:59 PM   #5
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Check O2 sensors and crank shaft sensor.
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