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Back up lights not working at all

All of the rest of the rear lights are working and i even switched out the back up bulbs with existing bulbs that were working

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  • BRANDON May 11, 2010

    i have a 88 jeep cherokee that stumbles or hesitate when driving on the highway and has increased the fuel comsuption. if i were to go up a hill my speed decreases as the pedal is to the floor..... could the problem lie at the fuel filter????

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The neutral switch needs replaced. It cost me about $350. It also cured a non-starting issue.

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Replace the reverse light switch it's on the transmission.

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