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Old 08-17-2022, 06:10 PM
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1988 GW's ? Anomalies?

I notice on searches that there will often be everything up to 1987, and then 1988's are skipped and it continues with 89's to 1991. What is so different about '88's? I believe I saw somewhere something about Mitsubishi electrical system? Am I missing something? 88 folk please let me know, thanks!
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Old 08-17-2022, 08:31 PM
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IIRC the mitsu is for the later years... nothing wrong with the 88, same transfer case, the NP229, the only off beat was 86 with the NP228.
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Old 08-18-2022, 12:20 PM
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I have an 88 and there has never been anything odd with parts searches for anything related to mine, beyond some first-year stuff like the ASC sunroof. Same stuff used in 87, 89, etc is used in 88. No Mitsubishi stuff, so you might want to check your info sources.
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In 1988 SJs started using the Mitsubishi starter, a relay, and a different flexplate. Same starter is used on XJs w/ 4.0

Older years used a Motorcraft style starter(w/ AMC nosecone) & a ford style solenoid.

MANY online parts are incorrectly listed as fitting/for the SJ, when in actuality they are for the XJ/ZJ.

What are you searching for?
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Very much agreeing with Tony; the aftermarket parts listings are rife with errors. It does not help that there was an XJ model called a Wagoneer in this era. Do not generalize from any aftermarket listings.

The Jeep factory parts book is your best source. These books have some errors, but they are vastly more accurate than the aftermarket listings. Read the 88J factory parts book, free to read and download at the Tom Collins site, and search for parts by the original factory part number.
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Old 08-19-2022, 10:38 AM
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Very much agreeing with Tony; the aftermarket parts listings are rife with errors. It does not help that there was an XJ model called a Wagoneer in this era. Do not generalize from any aftermarket listings.

The Jeep factory parts book is your best source. These books have some errors, but they are vastly more accurate than the aftermarket listings. Read the 88J factory parts book, free to read and download at the Tom Collins site, and search for parts by the original factory part number.

Thanks buddy!
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Old 08-19-2022, 10:47 AM
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Very much agreeing with Tony; the aftermarket parts listings are rife with errors. It does not help that there was an XJ model called a Wagoneer in this era. Do not generalize from any aftermarket listings.

The Jeep factory parts book is your best source. These books have some errors, but they are vastly more accurate than the aftermarket listings. Read the 88J factory parts book, free to read and download at the Tom Collins site, and search for parts by the original factory part number.

Thanks buddy!
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'88 was the first year for the Mitsubishi starter, and the corresponding changes that went with it.

Jeep switched from the York to the Sanden A/C compressor around April of 1988, so those parts will have to be matched by the installed system, not simply the year.

It's the last year of the physically-separate A/C and Heater Fan switches (albeit controlled by the same knob)

So there are a lot of little things, especially in the wiring that can be unique to an '88, but most of the big stuff is the same as other years.
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Old 08-22-2022, 05:40 PM
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'88 was the first year for the Mitsubishi starter, and the corresponding changes that went with it.

Jeep switched from the York to the Sanden A/C compressor around April of 1988, so those parts will have to be matched by the installed system, not simply the year.

It's the last year of the physically-separate A/C and Heater Fan switches (albeit controlled by the same knob)

So there are a lot of little things, especially in the wiring that can be unique to an '88, but most of the big stuff is the same as other years.

Thanks! Makes sense
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