My brother is getting his license soon, so we found a good beginners vehicle for him, a 1998 Jeep Cherokee, 4 banger with a 5 speed. Got a deal on it, just needed a few minor repairs. Leaking valve cover, SES light telling me the cat was bad, serpentine belt was cracking pretty bad.
The layout of the engine made everything fairly easy, inline 4. Valve cover was a snap to remove, exhaust dropped down nice and easy for the new cat, 3 of the spark plugs came right out. There'* always got to be one tricky guy though.
All I had to do to pull the valve cover is remove the air box.
You can see where the gasket failed.
Had a little oil in the throttle body, not sure how that got there.
When I finally got to the cat, I found it to be completely hollow..
Guess it'* been ignored for a while.
I'll probably end up driving it for the next couple months while my bonne is in the shop so I figured I would share. Should get better mileage than my truck I'm hoping.