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Tiny
APRILJ
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  • 2000 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE
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2000 jeep grand cherokee. 4.7 127000 miles. After idling large puff of smoke comes out. Smells odd. Awful gas mileage. Between 9and 11 mpg. New cat. New plugs. Old ones were corroded or burnt off? Please help, thanks, april
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Thursday, June 23rd, 2011 AT 7:13 PM

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Tiny
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Do you have a check engine light and when was the last tune-up?

What's the color of the smoke-blue/white/black?
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Thursday, June 23rd, 2011 AT 7:20 PM
Tiny
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No light. Basic spark plug change acouple months ago. But they didn't do anything else. They said that was all that was included in tune up? Had jeep for 2 years and no problems until now. It looks white to me. Before changing cat it smelled sulphuric but now it smells different?
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Thursday, June 23rd, 2011 AT 7:26 PM
Tiny
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Also it is burning oil but no leak. I just put in 2 quarts and it has 700 miles before next oil change. Guess that is important part. :)
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Thursday, June 23rd, 2011 AT 7:27 PM
Tiny
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Are you overheating? White smoke indicates coolant is being burned-If not have the engine compression check-start here
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Thursday, June 23rd, 2011 AT 7:32 PM
Tiny
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Engine compression check? No overheating at all.
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Thursday, June 23rd, 2011 AT 7:34 PM
Tiny
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You said its burning oil not leaking-do an engine compression check to determine if its valves/ring/cylinder wear problems
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Thursday, June 23rd, 2011 AT 7:36 PM
Tiny
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Do you know how much and where to go for that
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Thursday, June 23rd, 2011 AT 7:41 PM
Tiny
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Would one of those things be reason for awful gas mileage
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Thursday, June 23rd, 2011 AT 7:42 PM
Tiny
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Engine problems will reduce the fuel economy
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Thursday, June 23rd, 2011 AT 8:20 PM
Tiny
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Friday, June 24th, 2011 AT 12:35 AM

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