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1988 Jeep Wrangler Automatic Trans

The car will not go into reverse until the engine is warmed up. Can this be a vacuum issue?

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Most likely it could be a vaccum prob. With the engine running spray windex or soap and water on the lines to check for leaks. If bobbles appear then replace the hoses. There could also be a electric problem.
How warm are you talking about. Normal? Very hot?

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Fig. 1: Emission control vacuum schematic-1987-90 with 4.2L engine and automatic transmission

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Fig. 2: Emission control vacuum schematic-1987-90 with 4.2L engine and manual transmission

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