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Im looking at a 88 mj with 180000 mi. 4.0 six liter, 5spd. i charged the battery (full charge) it started up ran for 7-10 minutes, with a pretty bad exhaust leak, but didnt miss, then died and wont start again. i dont know where to begin. i really dont want to put a lot of $ into something i might not even buy, and i wont buy it if it doesnt run. any help ?

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Best suggestion is to look elsewhere and forget that one unless you can pick it up REALLY cheap and have time and $ to go over everything. Otherwise you are doing diagnostics (free) for the seller that likely he has been trying to repair and can't. There are tons of better vehicles out there if you look. (jeeps). You should be able to find a decent one for anywhere from $1,000 and up, that run pretty well.
No used vehicle is perfect so I suggest that when buying, to set aside about $500 for any repairs and fluid changes necessary to put it on the road.
good luck!!

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