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Cherokee 2.5 td 97

Hi, I send the xj to the garage to be painted, they fix the front for a small collition in the right side, after that, when we try to start it, its turn off again after few seconds, the gauges do not work, I live in Aruba, and we have here only one diesel cherokee, can you imagine my problem, if somebody can help me.......THANKS

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