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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Is it normal to use brake while on stop or traffic jam? Coz if i use Park(P) or Neutral(N) my tachometer reading reaches 800rpm while prolong pressing of brake only read 200rpm. Black smoke also coming from the muffler if accelarator pressed all the way down.

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    Smoke coming out of muffler every time I accelarate at stops

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Black smoke time for a tune up

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Of course use the brake, also the map sensor could be bad.

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use google image to see 10,000 photos of it.
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