Ok manifold back on. Before replacement, I was able to get multiple CEL codes about misfires as I flooded the top of the intake with butane. Now that it is back on, I cannot cause misfires any more so the vacuum leak is fixed. I dont understand how the engine was starting so easy with this big of leak. NO codes.
But to my dismay, the problem seems to persist. I didnt notice misses while idle, but I still get stumbling on acceleration and still some "kick" back at times. I sprayed the entire engine down with car cleaner trying to find a leak, none found. It does seem to idle a little rough. I may try replacing both camshaft sensors, can I unplug them while running to test?
Could it be a transmission issue?
Last weekend I replaced a sway bar link that was making noise when turning the wheel. Now I get an issue like clunking when I drive over bumps. When I jack the jeep up, I notice and can move the tire cack and forth and as the transaxle (?) turns it makes a clunking noise. Going to post a video in the transmission forum.
I may have to have someone hook up an expensive scanner to get this.