I have a 02 Jeep Lib 3.7 4WD w 137,000 m. Has a small exhaust leak up by the engine on drivers side, but its hard to see exactly where. After filling gas tank, drove 2 miles to self car wash & turned engine off while waiting, when I restarted, it started coughing & "bucking" really bad. The exhaust leak seemed 10x louder. Nursed it home, stalling at every light unless I put it in neutral & kept it revving. I changed the fuel filter, but no help. Now when I start it a huge cloud of white smoke pours out. Stops after a few minutes to a smaller amt w/ a lil blue mixed in. I think the head gasket may be letting antifreeze in the oil. I'm wondering if the cost of this repair is worth it, or should i replace engine w a used engine w lower mileage. The body is in good condition, i like the vehicle, replaced the coils and shocks
, radiator, etc. This job is beyond me & I'm wondering what the repair vs replacement will cost. Should I junk it? Money is really tight, pretty broke actually. What would you do? Thanks alot, Chalie V
JA: Cars do make very odd noises -- They help the mechanics figure out what's wrong. They are terrific with my old Grand Cherokee. Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: Like I said in the question, this repair is beyond me
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Jeep Mechanic should know about your Jeep?
Customer: It was running pretty good, this was very sudden. The engine codes said "electrical fault in no. 6 cylinder" & gas/air mix running rich.
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