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1996 Jeep Cherokee Exhaust Manifold 6 Cyl 4.0L Dorman

P311-2940400    674-196  New

4883385 , 674196 , 101212 , 33007072 , 101330

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    • Package Contents: Exhaust Manifold, 1 Manifold Gasket And 1 Flange, 2 Bolts, 2 Nuts, 4 Washers
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1996 - Jeep Cherokee L 6 Cyl 4.0L 242 -
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1999 Jeep TJ Exhaust Manifold 4 Cyl 2.5L Dorman

P311-13A8AF2    674-225  New

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1999 - Jeep TJ L 4 Cyl 2.5L 150 -
Dorman
1986 Jeep CJ7 Exhaust Manifold 4 Cyl 2.5L Dorman

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    • Package Contents: Exhaust Manifold, 1 Manifold Gasket, 2 Nuts, 2 Washers
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1986 - Jeep CJ7 L 4 Cyl 2.5L 150 -
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1988 Jeep Comanche Exhaust Manifold 6 Cyl 4.0L Dorman

P311-0DEBE32    674-170  New

53006244 , 101111

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Dorman Exhaust Manifold
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    • Package Contents: Exhaust Manifold, 1 Manifold Gasket And 1 Flange, 2 Bolts, 2 Nuts
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1988 - Jeep Comanche L 6 Cyl 4.0L 242 -
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2009 Jeep Wrangler Exhaust Manifold - Left Dorman

P311-3E2F4A0    674-915  New

4666024AB , 101464 , 4666024AC , 4666024AD

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    • Port Shape: Square
Brand: Dorman
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2009 - Jeep Wrangler Left
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2009 Jeep Wrangler Exhaust Manifold Dorman

P311-2A95AAE    W0133-2192363  New

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2009 - Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon
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2015 Jeep Compass Exhaust Manifold 4 Cyl 2.0L Dorman

P311-40591D8    W0133-1875955  New

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2015 - Jeep Compass L 4 Cyl 2.0L 122 1998
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2011 Jeep Compass Exhaust Manifold 4 Cyl 2.0L Dorman

P311-40591D8    W0133-1875955  New

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2011 - Jeep Compass L 4 Cyl 2.0L 122 1998
Dorman
1995 Jeep Wrangler Exhaust Manifold 6 Cyl 4.0L Dorman

P311-3C04EF6    W0133-1680354  New

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1995 - Jeep Wrangler L 6 Cyl 4.0L 242 -
Dorman
2005 Jeep Wrangler Exhaust Manifold 6 Cyl 4.0L Dorman

P311-52CAD0B    W0133-1680536  New

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Dorman Exhaust Manifold
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2005 - Jeep Wrangler L 6 Cyl 4.0L 242 -
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2004 Jeep Wrangler Exhaust Manifold 6 Cyl 4.0L Dorman

P311-0ADCBE5    W0133-1680537  New

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2004 - Jeep Wrangler L 6 Cyl 4.0L 242 -
Dorman
2007 Jeep Commander Exhaust Manifold 8 Cyl 4.7L Dorman

P311-4B09697    W0133-1775715  New

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Brand: Dorman
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2007 - Jeep Commander V 8 Cyl 4.7L 287 -
Mopar
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Exhaust Manifold 8 Cyl 5.7L Mopar

P311-0B24CD3    W0133-1775716  New

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Mopar Exhaust Manifold
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
Brand: Mopar
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2005 - Jeep Grand Cherokee V 8 Cyl 5.7L 345 -
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2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Exhaust Manifold 8 Cyl 5.7L Mopar

P311-0B24CD3    W0133-1775716  New

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2007 - Jeep Grand Cherokee V 8 Cyl 5.7L 345 -
Mopar
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Exhaust Manifold 8 Cyl 5.7L Mopar

P311-5EBE3C0    W0133-1775718  New

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2005 - Jeep Grand Cherokee V 8 Cyl 5.7L 345 -
Mopar
2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Exhaust Manifold 8 Cyl 5.7L Mopar

P311-5EBE3C0    W0133-1775718  New

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2007 - Jeep Grand Cherokee V 8 Cyl 5.7L 345 -
Mopar
2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Exhaust Manifold 8 Cyl 5.7L Mopar

P311-5EF5207    W0133-2846418  New

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2016 - Jeep Grand Cherokee V 8 Cyl 5.7L 345 -
Mopar
2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Exhaust Manifold 8 Cyl 5.7L Mopar

P311-5EF5207    W0133-2846418  New

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2013 - Jeep Grand Cherokee V 8 Cyl 5.7L 345 -
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2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Exhaust Manifold 8 Cyl 5.7L Mopar

P311-5EF5207    W0133-2846418  New

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2011 - Jeep Grand Cherokee V 8 Cyl 5.7L 345 -
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2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Exhaust Manifold 8 Cyl 5.7L Mopar

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2011 - Jeep Grand Cherokee V 8 Cyl 5.7L 345 -

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Coolant leaking

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Question From Edwardh4 on Coolant leaking

I have a 95 jeep wrangler 4cyl that is leaking coolant from the exhaust manifold. No water in oil and runs good. Please help!!!

Response From Hammer Time

You should pressure test this thing to find out for sure where that coolant is leaking from. Like Tom said, highly unlikely coming from the manifold itself. Maybe a bolt into the water jacket or something higher running down.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Yes - Pressure check should force the leak to show itself. Look at any nearby coolant carrying hoses and items. Some leaks can be like the finest fish line pointing at something else and fool you as to the source leak. Wipe dry, keep looking for more and where,


T

Response From Edwardh4

Ok, will do. Thanks for the time.

Response From Tom Greenleaf Top Rated Answer

If too fast to wipe dry try blowing compressed air where wet. You need to find the exact spot it's coming from at least and be sure,


T

Response From Tom Greenleaf

? For now keep it full of coolant constantly. Check that you aren't being fooled by leaking something onto the exhaust manifold not from it, itself?


IMO if that much was getting into a cylinder this would be spewing steam out exhaust up to hydro locking engine so the guess is it's from something else - check that harder,


T

Response From Edwardh4

I know it's leaking because I pressure tested the system. You can see and hear the coolant/water coming from the manifold and down the block.

1993 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO 4X4

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Question From harleydosia on 1993 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO 4X4

when I stop at a light or put car into gear the rpms will drop all the way down to like 200 from 1000 and shake the car and it feels like it is going to die. this lasts like 2-3 seconds then it goes back to normal(1000) sometimes it will do it 3 or 4 times in a row sometimes once sometimes not at all. only happens when in first gear.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

1,000 isn't normal either. I would start with looking for a vacuum leak,

T

Response From harleydosia Top Rated Answer

i was told i had a crack in the exhaust manifold. Thzts probably it. how much does that run to be fixed? how long should that be driven like that?

Response From Tom Greenleaf

There are some repair products to patch them that I find don't last. Just search out the price of a new one and add an uncertain (to me) amount of time to replace it. If bolts and connection to pipe don't behave it can be labor intensive.

Not really sure that would cause the fairly wild swing in RPMs by itself. It may have burned something that counts or is confusing an o2 sensor - not sure?? An intake manifold or vacuum line leak to it. Intake manifold vacuum is a good measure of the load on the engine and other items are adjusted based on engine load which could cause your symptoms. Intake manifold leaks also don't usually impair the feel or operation when under part or full load/demand on the engine unless they are real bad,

T

1996 Grand Cherokee Rough Idle and poor MPG

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Question From ffemt5530 on 1996 Grand Cherokee Rough Idle and poor MPG

1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0 (160,500 miles)
-What I’ve replaced thus far-
STARTER (TWICE)
IGNITION COIL (TWICE)
BOTH OXYGEN SENSORS
CATALYTIC CONVERTER
MUFFLER AND TAIL PIPE
CRANKSHAFT POSITION SENSOR
CLEANED THROTTLE BODY
CLEANED IDLE AIR CONTROL VALVE
AIR FILTER
FUEL FILTER
RAN LUCAS THREW ENGINE SEVERAL TIMES
RAN OCTANE BOOST THROUGH ENGINE SEVERAL TIMES
SPARK PLUGS
WIRES
CAP
FUEL PUMP RELAY
STARTER RELAY
BATTERY
REPLACED TWO SCREWS ON PCM (READ THAT THIS REMEDY WORKED FOR SOME, BUT NOT FOR ME)
HAD JEEP CHECKED FOR VACUUM LEAK, NONE REPORTED
CHECKED PCV VALVE AND CLEANED IT (ALL LOOKED GOOD)
CHECKED MANIFOLD FOR LEAKS, NONE REPORTED
HAD FUEL PRESSURE CHECKED-REPORTED IN NORMAL RANGE

*HAD JEEP CHECKED BY FIVE DIFFERENT MECHANICS (ONE WAS EVEN THE DEALERSHIP) AND HAD IT HOOKED UP TO MANY DIFFERENT DIAGNOSTIC TESTING EQUIPMENT-ALL SAID THAT THERE WAS NOTHING WRONG WITH MY JEEP.


*At this time I have no check engine light.


*The issue is that my jeep will run great, but when I take it on long distance trips (1-2 hours) it starts to act up. The problem is that approximately an hour (usually) into the trip I will come to a stop light and have to stop and my jeep will idle at abnormal rpms (between 100 and 200). My jeep never stalls, however. When I give it gas the rpms increase just like normal, or if I shift it into neutral the rpms will shoot up to normal ranges as well. Also, I am experiencing terrible gas mileage and I can smell the exhaust inside of my car. Finally, I am experiencing somewhat hard shifting while at higher speeds and sometimes when I’m in a lower gear and the engine is working to downshift to maintain a certain speed at which I’m traveling. This has been a ten month annoyance of mine and all the mechanics I have been to at this point have failed. I am looking for the answer to my problem, but any help is appreciated. Thanks so much!

Response From mink88

same problems but it does it right off,im about to pay a bum to drive into a local jeep dealers show room ,e
i have replaced all three sensors on the throtle intake,starter,batery,pcm,relays,fuses,cut the cat out put new one in,new o2 sensors, no wires crosed or out of place,replaced cap rotar,wires,plugs,

on subject off subject had to pull two relays nothing on at all but massive drain on battery,second i cut the cat out because of massive carbon build up, the night i cut it out replaced with welded pipe an o2 sensors it got 18 to 22 mpg home 30mile drive, next day went back to running like crap with new added problem you can be drive fine bad mpg and it sputers if you mash the gas does nothing but about stals out let of the gas goes back to okay idle then it goes back to almost stalling to very loud back fireing, with thick black carbon smoke cloud.

Response From Hammer Time

This is a 2 year old thread. If you have a question, please start a new thread.

Response From ffemt5530

Also, would a bad chain cause me to have poor gas mileage?

Thanks

Response From Sidom

A loose timing chain could cause some of your problems & would definitely affect fuel economy. With your setup there is 2 ways to check it. One would be to put a breaker bar on the crank & move the crank back & forth while looking at the rotor in the dist, noting how long it takes to go from one direction to the other. There is no real spec for movement, it come down to experience. The 2nd which is a little more accurate is to hook up a lab scope to the cam & crank sensors & check the sync of the patterns while running, noting for movement while reving the engine. Any thing more than 10º out indicates something is going on.

From what you've said I would probably start off with making sure there in no exhaust leaks. You should never be getting exhaust gases into the cabin. Those have had problems with their exhaust manifolds & an exhaust leak would affect your gas mileage, it would lean out the exhaust gases making the comp compensate by adding more fuel. a look at the fuel trims would help confirm this.

As far as the low idle, I would be looking at the IAC pretty close. Those are a dual coil IAC and in the past I've had problems with one coil going bad & not setting a code, also since it is electrical, the failure was only happen when hot & under load.........

Response From ffemt5530 Top Rated Answer

Thanks again for responding. I have checked for leaks in the exhaust manifold. I was told to spray some type of fluid (I used WD 40 and Throttle Body Cleaner) around the exhaust manifold while it was running. I found no leaks. Everything from the catalytic converter (including the cat) is brand new-just put on approximately one month ago. Just a note-the exhaust smell in my cabin only appeared whenever I was coming to a stop, and it was only a faint amount unless I opened the window. It is a smell of unburned gas because my engine is running either too lean or too rich. Would a faulty IAC give me poor gas mileage, and is changing a timing chain a simple task?

Thanks

Response From re-tired

A very high percentage of jeeps were indeed fixed with the pcm screws , Go back and try backing out those screws a couple of turns .If no change ,go to a salvage yard and get a pcm harness and swap it out. One other thing ,look down at front of eng in the opening in front of #1 exhaust tube and see if the harness is stuck to it.

Response From ffemt5530

The contents of your response is an entirely new concept to me as I have never heard of this or had this mentioned to me by any of the mechanics I've been to. That being said, could you be gracious enough to tell me what that is, where it's located, and how I would go about checking to see if what you have recommended is bad?

I have read A LOT of different forums relating to my problem and all of them indicate that it could be a bad EGR, IAC, Map Sensor, or Throttle Position Sensor. I am just wondering if you are dismissing any of those as the answer to my problem.

Sorry if I sound like I'm prying, it's just that I have been spending a lot of time and money on trying to fix this problem and I'm fed up. I'm really placing a lot of hope in this particular forum to end my many months of anger and frustration.

Thanks again!

Response From Tom Greenleaf

I think this engine uses a timing chain. They can be erratic and fool techs.


Check for lash in that chain. 160K is enough even for real chains vs known maint for the rubber ones,

T

My 1991 Jeep Cherokee Laredo

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Question From Guest on My 1991 Jeep Cherokee Laredo

Hey There, I have 91' jeep cherokee and its in pretty good shape but does have some problems. I have some auestions and am wondering if you guys can either give me some tips or lead me in the right direction.. Here we go..

First off ill go with my brakes..

- When i stop i here a hissing noise and its really hard for me to stop the vehicle, I need to press really hard onto the pedal inorder for it to stop???

Next My Axle, or if it is?.........

- While im driving around 50-65 Mph, I here a deep humming noise in the back and if im going around a bend and have to turn the wheel right, the humming gets worse, but anyother driving under those speeds i dont here it???

Finally My engine..

- My jeep is a 4.0 Straight or inline six with 273,353 Mile. It accels really good, Believe me my friend in his honda said so!! But the problem is that the thing sounds really ugly, like a Deisel but louder, Whats The Deal With That?????

Thanks to all who answer or who even read this rather long message!!!

Response From Guest

Forgot to give the Specs.

- 1991
- Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4WD
- inline six, 4.0 liter
- 273,353 Mile on it
- Has had only one other owner, and has never left the state of NC.

Response From Double J

I'll venture a guess here....(all I can do without hearing it)

Brakes....Sounds like a faulty brake vacuum booster or maybe the vacuum hose to it came off or is leaking

Axle noise?...sounds like it could be an axle bearing

Engine....worn out..basically...sounds like lifter noise.....
Try adding an additive to the oil,change the oil and in place of a quart add a quart of "Risolone"...may help,may not.
Does have high mileage on this

Thats my thoughts

Response From Jeepgoinfast

Thanks, Yea I had called a friend and he had mentioned something about the Booster, Sounds expensive but ill check it out if its leaking or not...

and im not sure if its the axle or not but it make some pretty bad humming toward the back of my car.

And for the engine ill give that a try, Is that the name of the product, or the manufacture?

Thanks for your reply!!!

Response From Double J

Name of the product..

I use it a lot..have had some good results....don't know if it will help in this case or not....can't hurt...
Worth a try...costs more than a quart of oil tho...like $4.00 or more..

Response From Jeepgoinfast

That doesnt sound that bad, 4.00 is nothing compared to an engine fix.. But thanks for your Suggestions and tips!!!

Response From Guest

Well I Got the Brakes Fixed, it was exactely what you had Said it was the Brake Booster, And Im going to have the back end looked at, other than that i changed my oil and put the Oil additive into the engine in place of the exrta quart, and am hearing some improvements...Thanks A Bunch!!!!!

Response From Jeepgoinfast

Who Are u??? Can Someone find out who this person is cuz I haven't gotten my car looked at yet. But i Have Gotten My oil changed and added the Risoline Additive.. Can This Guest Give Me An Explaination for him/her butting into my thread like they were me????

Response From way2old

Hello JeepGoingFast. Whoever posted as Guest posted their responses from the same computer you use. So who is the Guest??????

Response From Guest Top Rated Answer

you may want to check the exhaust manifold if your cherokee sounds like a diesel. i have the same exact jeep with the same amount of miles and it sounds pretty loud. my mechanic told me there was a crack in my manifold. im replacing it this week, so i ll let you know if thats the prob[

Response From Jeepgoinfast

Sorry Bout that, My Friend wrote that he was being a prick, I thought someone else wrote it... anyway if you could just delete those Messages That would be cool.. Thanks

03 Jeep smells like burnt wax

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Question From lmscagain on 03 Jeep smells like burnt wax

2003 Jeep Liberty Sport, 2wd, 3.7L, 96200 miles. Replaced brakes with ceramic 3 weeks ago. Right after that - when the Jeep gets hot (mainly on hot florida days), I noticed a smell of burnt wax (like when you blow out a candle) when I was stopped at traffic lights. It happens some days but not others. I took it back to the brake guy - and he drove it hard to get it hot - said it seems to be coming from the alternator area. All brakes checked out fine. I had replaced the battery and alternator (with a rebuilt from Advanced Auto) in June of 2009 because radio would turn off while driving and then battery was dead after a 100 mile trip. When I tried to charge the old battery - it swelled up like a dead toad so I bought a new one. No other problems with the Jeep - all fluids are fine, no leaks I can see.

The smell is NOT coolant, oil, or anything else I am familiar with. It does it intermediately, ie: I will drive 40 miles and it may happen at the first stop light or the 3rd or none of them. My "mechanic" has no idea. I have also smelled it from the outside somewhere on the passanger side front.

Any Ideas?

Response From andresqr

Hi Imscagain, did you ever find out what was causing the candle wax smell in your Jeep? I'm having exactly the same issues on a 03 Liberty and it is driving me nuts

Thanks,

Andres

Response From nickwarner

This thread is 4 years old. Please start a new thread of your own instead of posting to other peoples old threads.

Response From Loren Champlain Sr

Any Ideas? >>
I can say, with almost certainty, that a dead toad does not smell like burnt wax. Hot brakes have a distinct pungent odor.
>>like when you blow out a candle<< That could be a description of an electrical over-heat? I would agree to keep a close eye/nose on the alternator. Wish I could smell it, myself. An overcharging battery will give you a 'sulpher/rotten egg' smell. Good luck.

Response From steve01832

May want to check for the infamous plastic bag stuck to the bottom of the catalytic converter. lol Sounds funny but I see this more times than one can imagine.

Steve

Response From DanD

Man am I glad you guy’s had a couple of ideas of what this smell might be. I read the question earlier and didn’t know what to think?
Other then a calliper hanging up after the vehicle was driven for a bit; around the block isn’t enough at times to heat up the brake; if there’s a sticky calliper?????

Dan.

Response From lmscagain

Thanks guys! - no brake issues - had those rechecked again after the smell started. (new ceramic brakes started all this)- nothing stuck under it either. It is definately not an electrical smell. I've had enough experience with that! lol. I did have someone mention that my remanufactured alternator could smell like that if it is going bad and said to put a long screwdrive on the housing and listen for a grinding metal sound. I guess I will try that next.

It's been too cold for the engine to heat up alot so I haven't had the pleasure of smelling it for a few days. When it is hotter out (I am in Florida) it seems to happen sooner and more often. Sometimes within a block of home - sometimes not until I get 30 miles down the road - sometimes inbetween.

When I thought I was going crazy - I had 3 other people smell it and they all agree - it smells exactly like when you blow out a candle. That burnt wax smell. Weird indeed

Response From steve01832 Top Rated Answer

The only other thing I can think of that would have a similar smell would be plastic. Double check under the hood, especially near the exhaust manifold for wire loom melting. If you have the plug wires loomed or have an unsupported wiring harness touching the manifold it would start to melt giving an odor that could take a while to come on. Give a good look around the whole engine for melted wire loom and vacuum hose. Outside of that I would have to say get rid of the scented candle air freshener. lol

Steve