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    Away 3mo disconnect battery?

    Everything sounds good, I’d also chock the wheels to prevent flat spots. The plastic ones are about $5 each on Amazon
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    Hi everyone

    Interesting, makes sense. I was hearing a slight clicking noise that I was scared was coming from engine after watching a video of a guy with a 2005 that had to pull motor because the timing chain on back side of motor was hitting against the cassette I think. My noise turned out to be coming...
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    Hi everyone

    That’s reassuring, because most of what I’ve read says the SOHC is better, has a lot more HP, etc. it’s def been a strong runner for the most part, I’ve taken care of it, with the exception of not starting it for more than three years and not draining any of the fluids, but the engine seems ok...
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    Hi everyone

    Hi it’s OHV, which I figured out with the help of people on here after new serpentine belt for the SOHC didn’t fit.
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    Hi everyone

    Thanks I appreciate it, I definitely hope it makes it past 200. I used to have a sport, it wasn’t in the best condition, but I only paid 900 for it, I believe it was a 96, it had leather and it ran pretty well.
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    Serpentine Belt Sizing

    88.3 inch Belt went on no problem.
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    Serpentine Belt Sizing

    I appreciate you helping solve my belt length mystery. One thing I’ve found makes it easier is this time I used one of those belt grabber tools, it was about $15 on Amazon. And everyone with the 4.0 probably knows this but I didn’t the first time, Is that when routing the belt, put it over the...
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    Serpentine belt length 1998 xlt 4 door w/ AC

    Hi I just checked, the 8th digit is X. I seems you’re right. Which is good because I already ordered one for the ohv hoping it was correct. From what I can tell, the correct length for the 1998 sohc is 86.5 inches, for ours it’s 88.25 or 88.3 ( the one I ordered is 883K6 duralast from autozone...
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    Serpentine belt length 1998 xlt 4 door w/ AC

    Not yet I’ll check rockauto now. Something tells me that 88 is the right length. Maybe stupid question It wouldn’t make a difference that it’s a 5-speed manual, right? Thanks
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    Serpentine belt length 1998 xlt 4 door w/ AC

    I always assumed it was an SOHC but I think you might be right. I bought it from autozone.com. After switching my vehicle to the Ohv it shows a duralast with length 88.25. Just from comparing my old belt to the shorter one, It did seem like maybe a 1.75 difference. Thanks !
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    Serpentine belt length 1998 xlt 4 door w/ AC

    Hi guys, having trouble figuring out what length belt for my 4.0 v6 xlt. I bought a continental that is 86.5 inches, and it’s too short, I’d say by at least an inch. Stock 98, not trying to bypass the ac compressor or anything, just need a regular belt. If anyone could tell me a part number or...
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    ENGINE HESITATION AFTER STORAGE

    Hmm mine kind of started, sputtered and died. I’m not the most knowledgeable but it does sound to me like a fuel delivery problem.
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    Hi everyone

    Thanks 🙏 150k. I’ve had it since 2016 but haven’t driven it much since I’ve owned it. I just bought some snow tires for it on 3rd gen 16s, can’t wait to put them on, hopefully they fit well. Since I’ve taken It out of storage has been a little bit of a money pit, but it’s 5speed, so it’s nice to...
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    ENGINE HESITATION AFTER STORAGE

    I had a similar situation, my 98 xlt wasn’t started for 4 plus years, I had it towed to shop to put in new catalytic converter, and it wouldn’t start with the old gas it (i had used stabil but apparently stabil is only good for 2 years. Once the old gas was out there it start right up now. I...
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    Hi everyone

    How’s it going everyone, just registered, have been lurking for years, I’m in the process of getting my 98 xlt back on the road after sitting for almost five years, it’s coming along. Will try to document most of the stuff I’m doing. Just had convert and y pipe replaced, changed tires, next is...
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