Join Date: Sep 2002
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I went wheeling on Sunday and I went into this deep mud hole and in the middle my TJ stalled. Im thinking that this was because either a plug or a wire got wet, or maybe even my coil, but I winched it out and got it on dry ground. But I tried starting it and it wouldnt turn all the way over. But it sounded like it wanted to. So I waited a couple of hours and came back and gave it a few more tries and it finally started. Since the battery had been drained alot, I reved up the motor while I brought in my winch cable and all the while, white smoke was coming from my exhaust pipe. I figure its just burning all the water that got in the pipe when I was stuck in that deep mud hole. So when I left the place where I went off-roading it drove perfectly fine, and I drove it to a wash and washed all the mud off it and under it. But when I left the place, my check engine light came on. It was driving a little funny then and when I went into second it gave me a little trouble, and when I was idling at a light I was at 1,000 rpm and then it fluctuated up and down till it went down to about 5 or 6 hundred. It really sounded like the motor was working harder than it should be at that rpm, almost like I was giving it gas. But anyway I drove it home and its parked there now. Its not blowing out white smoke anymore though. The Jeep is a 2000 and has 29,500 miles on it, and Im hoping that it can be covered under warrenty, but if not than I guess I got to pay. Im going to take it to a dealer today and have them take a look at it. I was wondering what you guys thought about this, what my problem could be? Any info would really help. I would like to know whats wrong before the dealer starts telling me what they think because they like to tack on a little more. Thanks alot.