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    Hey All!

    Back after a long break. My son now has my 2001 Limited, and Iíve been stuck in a RAV4. Picking up a new XJ for me tomorrow! 2000 Sport, thatís pristine, garage kept, and all of the services are in order etc. Hoping for a great experience owning it.

    Looking for a set of Trail Master steel wheels, a solid 2-3Ē budget loft, a Tuff Net, some communication gear and thatís about it.

    Glad to be back.


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    Welcome back. Nice find on the new XJ
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
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    Nice looking '01. Welcome back.
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    Thanks. Learning about some issues to address. Have a weird rotational sound that kicks in at 35mph and sounds like a flapping sound, and the engine is hissing from the engine bay forward of the driver. For that at least Iím thinking exhaust manifold.

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    Exahust header would probably sound like a popping noise. Hissing is more likely a vacuum leak.

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    On that flapping noise, do you have a tire bounce or steering wheel wobble? Very well could be a tire becoming separated in the tread
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
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    Warn 9.5ti on custom bumper
    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
    And a bunch of other stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by downsy View Post
    Exahust header would probably sound like a popping noise. Hissing is more likely a vacuum leak.
    Makes sense. Itís quite loud, and right in front on the drivers area, so I thought an exhaust leak with or nearby the manifold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4.3LXJ View Post
    On that flapping noise, do you have a tire bounce or steering wheel wobble? Very well could be a tire becoming separated in the tread
    It drives smooth and Iím not noticing a bounce. New tires are planned , but not quite affordable today. I did have the tires removed and remounted today to get the blackwall outboard, and the sound seems to have lessened. More driving will tell.
    Last edited by packmule1911; 4 Weeks Ago at 11:19 PM.

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    The hissing sound was due to the grommet that goes around the intermediate steering column not having been reinstalled. So, it is now, and I now see I have a new intermediate steering column. Lucky me.

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