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1995 cherokee 2.5 td 150k miles will not start.

Exhaust manifold may be cracked or gasket is leaking. was ok but noticed over the last week a noisier startup.The engine did fire but sounded like a very old tractor and cut out after a few seconds also a lot of exhaust fumes from the manifold area. My main concern is I may have inadvertently damaged the engine as vibration and noise was quite severe on sxtart up, also hazard warning lights and alarm sounded when engine cut out?
Oil pressure gauge on startup over the last few months drops to zero after about 5 mins driving, faulty gauge/sensor or is this related to the exhaust problem.

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The oil pressure dropping to zero is common for cherokees. Replace the oil pressure sending unit and it will be good as new. Cracked exhaust manifolds are also common. Usually it will crack where the 2 pipes are welded into 1 pipe before it connects to the front pipe. There are lots of replacement headers out there to choose from. I just ordered one through quadratec.

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