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MJ Comanche


The Jeep Comanche, or MJ, was built on the same assembly line as the XJ Cherokee, and from the front door forward it looks almost identical to the XJ. The big difference comes after the front door; as the Comanche is a pickup.

Debuting in 1984 along with the XJ, the MJ shared common assemblies with the XJ except they often had heavier-duty running gear in the rear. MJs were available with a strong AMC20 rear axle in some "Metric Tonne" models, this was a stronger axle than the AMC20 used in late Jeep CJs as it had to more durable one-piece axleshafts and thicker axletubes.

Produced through the 1991 model year, the Comanche was cancelled by Jeep so the assembly lines could concentrate fully on the XJ. This definitely shows the demand for that vehicle, much to the dismay of Jeep owners who wanted cargo carrying capability in a truck.

Models

Comanche 'Eliminator' - the Eliminator model was a top-line shortbed with bucket seats, cloth upholstery, full gauges, alloy wheels, and special striping. In their first year, the Eliminator was only offered in 2WD, but then the package was added for the four-wheel drive trucks as well.

Maintenance
These schedules are from the 1996 XJ Manual, but should suffice for most similarly-equipped Cherokees and Comanche pickups.

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created: Oct 6, 2005