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Unread 11-04-2013, 09:17 AM   #1
powerstroke01
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looked at a tj yesterday.

I have a few concerns. Its a 99 sport with the 4.0.
First the brake pedal was soft. Hoping it was maybe air in the system somewhere.
Second its a stick. Sometimes when shifting or starting out there would be a clunk sound. Control arm bushing maybe?
The clutch felt OK. But I haven't driven stick in almost a year.
And last but not least it sounded like it had an exhaust leak from near the motor.

I'm having the jeep inspected in a few hours. Just wanted to get some ideas before hand though.

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Unread 11-04-2013, 10:15 AM   #2
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The 99 has the crappy 1 piece tube manifold.
Your prognosis is probably true, especially if it's a factory manifold.

The clunk could be a number of things. The trackbar could hit the gas tank skid upon takeoff.
It could be bad u-joints or control arm bushings.

Soft brakes, air in the system sounds plausible.
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Unread 11-04-2013, 02:16 PM   #3
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Pull up on the e-brake and then press the brake pedal. If it feels stiffer, then the rear shoes are out of adjustment.
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Unread 11-04-2013, 05:38 PM   #4
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Bought the jeep after the inspection. Just a bunch of small things need to be done. The biggest is the brake system needs to be flushed.

No biggie.

Im a happy dude.
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