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Old 11-07-2007, 06:08 PM
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I recently picked up a 1992 Jeep YJ with 65k on it. Wasnt driven that much except for a few times a week and only about a mile or 2 each time.

I had the car for about 2 weeks now with no problems. Im new to this whole jeep thing, my other car is an eclipse and I needed something for the winter.
So on the way home tonight I smelled something that smelt like burning rubber. Looked behind me and had alot of smoke coming from the back of the car. I pulled over opened the hood and nothing was smoking in the engine bay seemed to be coming from underneath the car. Since I was only around the corner from my house I got back in and kept going. By the time I got to my house there was a distinct ticking noise coming from under the shifter area.

Does anyone know what could be wrong?
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Old 11-07-2007, 07:55 PM   #2
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if that jeep was truely only driven a few times a week, only a mile or two at a time, i would say that is contributing to the problem here. even tho it has low miles, its extremely hard on a vehicle to just be used for short trips like that at a time. they build up tons of sludge in the engine. if i were you, i would take the valve cover off and check out the valves. im guessing they are going to be coated in a thick oily substance which isnt allowing the oil to circulate thru the engine like it should

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Old 11-07-2007, 08:32 PM   #3
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smoke from the tailpipe or smoke from the back? are we talking engine creating smoke or a potential fire hazard here? my friend had a Jeep catch fire from a bad CAT and a hole in the floor that allowed the carpet to go up in flames. We put it out. It didn't matter though, cause about a month or so later his wiring melted on his engine and the Jeep burnt down.

I bought his half doors for a very reasonable price after that though!
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Um ya i would definitely carry a large fire extinguisher if it isnt coming from the engine
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