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    Just for Info

    This may be in the wrong forum, But BBB Industries has a pretty good data base available. You just have to signup and possibly get spamed some, I haven't got any spam yet so it is likely to be minimal. They have some data in there I've been unable to find anywhere else or at least not find...
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    TPS

    Does anybody have the Jeep number for the TPS. 96 XJ Limited 4.0 Auto. My parts list is not very helpful and seems really unspecific. I tired Google and still wasn't sure. Maybe I'm just having brain lock today.:) I did find out it is called a dosenklappensensor in German, say that real...
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    Strobe Light

    I'm looking for a strobe light tachometer that works and won't break the bank. I don't use it often, but I hate to buy junk. My 35 year old Sun finally died and I've been trying to get by with an even older mechanical tach. Sticking that mechanical tach in among the belts and other moving...
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    Wacky Stuff

    96 4.0, it has been momentarily stuttering or trying to stall, usually when it is cold or for the first couple of hundred meters after a hot start for the last few months since winter hit. Yesterday it ran really bad for about half an hour, it was running really rich. I checked the CEL codes...
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    Deer

    Are some of the stupidest critters on the planet. Houses on one side of the street, woods on the other, 3 A.M. and I'm driving down this street at around 15-20 MPH and see this Doe trying to pass me on the left, I hit the brakes and she cuts in front of the XJ and just clips my left from...
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    ABS

    The wife's 96, 4.0 automatic. Noticed the ABS light comes on like always when I first turn the key to run, but then it blinks just one time before it goes out. It may have always done this and I just never noticed or it could be some kind of minor fault code? The owners manual hasn't been...
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    Perspective

    I've heard everything between 12 and 18 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. Lets say 16 million, just for a handy number, which is twice the total population of Israel :). We have done such a good job of solving that dilemma maybe it is time to start one of our own? The crisis at the...
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    Election Scenario

    The Dems are poised to lose both houses and eventually the next Presidential election. They still hurt from the Busch Gore loss and figure they have been robbed in the past. Chicago is famous for rigged elections and winning by hook or crook. Obama brought much of the Chicago political cadri...
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    Seen Any Good Wrecks Lately?

    I was driving back from some relatives after a visit. Mountain road hugging the side of the mountain, maybe four inches of fresh snow on the road. I drive over a small hump or rise in the road and see taillights off the downhill side of the road. I drive up to the next high spot in the road...
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    Teach me about backup monitors and cameras.

    I'm getting way old and am just about at the point where I'm going to have to park thge old XJ for good. I've got about 40% vision in my right eye. I stopped about four inches short of a parked cart backing up yesterday evening, I did back into a bush. That right hand mirror is rough to see...
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    Rear Exhaust Stud

    I tried getting the broken stud out of the rear of the exhaust manifold, drilled it, easy out, torch, penetrating oil, that sucker was in there to stay. I even tried heating it, then spraying it, to cold shock it without any results. I finally gave up and drilled it out and now have planned to...
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    Pulling a 96 Motor?

    I've never had the engine out of my 96. Any special tips or pitfalls I should watch out for? I'm tentatively planning to take the engine, tranny and trasfer out as one unit, the way I usually do with the Renix. My youngest son just came home and said I just touched the curb with the right...
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    Another Trans Issue

    96 XJ, AW4, new one on me, never seen it before. I've had some minor neutral safety issues, usually just when the motor is cold. But today the tranny kind of popped once or maybe more of a crunch when I started it up hot and shifted to reverse, then no reverse. Starts up fine in Park or...
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    Odd Electrical Issues

    96 Limited, my seat belt light stays on as long as the key isn't in the off position. The door buzzer does stop and the interior lights go out when I close the door. I don't know whether it is related or not, the dash lights blink when I move the shifter from park to whatever gear and again...
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    The Draft

    > I am over 60 and the Armed Forces thinks I'm too old to track down terrorists. You can't be older than 42 to join the military. They've got the whole thing ass-backwards. Instead of sending 18-year olds off to fight, they ought to take us old guys. You shouldn't be able to join a...
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