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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-17-2003, 12:53 AM
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I give up !!! After 3 weeks of my Wrangler running like a charm, its down again. Same old thing. Sputtering and cutting out. I have taken all of your advice and changed just about every sensor that could be problematic. Not to mention the full week it spent at the dealer, which turned up nothing. So could someone please recommend a good Jeep electrical specialist in Southern Calif. Possibly Riverside County or Inland Empire area. If not, how about a real high cliff a can drive this thing off of. [img]images/graemlins/cussing.gif[/img]
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i don't know of anyone in So. Cal;
I saw that you changed CPS and few other sensors...what about melted wires, bad (intermittent) ground? how are injectors? what about connections to injectors? did you check ignition module? are you sure that this is 100% electrical related i.e. did you check fuel delivery?
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Did you ceck the fuel pump???
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Ditto the fuel pump. [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]
Also, along with the fuel pump, check the ground wire going to the pump. It may be bad, causing your intermittent problem.


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You want to go to Gary at Don A Vee Jeep. If he can't fix it, no one can.
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Yes RedCJ7 everything checked out. Fuel pressure, injectors, wires, grounds ect. The only thing I did not change was the ignition switch. I tried rattling it around when I was driving to see if I could get it to short, but so far no luck. Is the ignition module in the ignition switch on the 94 wranglers. If not I should check that. Also there is a slight possibility that there is a short in the fuel pump that is very intermittent. But than again every time it's doing this I am still getting good fuel pressure. The dealer put it on the computer and could not get it to act up while checking it. They drove it and experienced the problem a couple of times, only to have it return to normal by the time they got it back to the shop. They are is confused as the rest of us. The funny thing is after I fiddle with most the wires and am about to give up, the damn thing will run great like the problem has been fixed. Other days it won't start and I will try to start it every day till the 3rd or 4th day and it will start up and run like there was never a problem. And it will run great for weeks only to return when you least expect it. And once again I'll change something or disconnect and reconnect some wires or sensors only to have it run again with no incident. At this time I have changed the TPS,O2 sensor,Temp sensor,Camshaft sensor,Crankshaft sensor, Distribitor, plugs, plug wires & coil wire and coil. Cleaned fuel injectors, changed fuel filter and checked fuel pressure which I believe was a steady 30 lbs. I have never removed the tank and that also might be an option. A buddy of mine said that he had a piece of wood in his tank and every time he got to 3/4 of a tank it would interfere with his fuel pump. He said that he drove himself nuts trying to solve the problem until he finally dumped the tank and had the piece of wood come out. So other than that I don't know what else to do. The symptoms of this problem is cutting out like fuel problem, loosing power and sometimes shutting itself off, can be restarted by popping the clutch if your still moving, but sometimes can not be restarted if you are at a stop. Also it will backfire if RPMs get below 1500. Thats about it.
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DDawg16 Thanks. Can You tell me what City that's in so I can track down a number.
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pm me if you are serious and I'll give you my shops phone number in the mountains by lake arrowhead. I'm easy but not cheap...gas. [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]
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While dishing up ice cream for my kids it hit me!! I would get a locking gas cap if you don't already have one,get some fuel system dehydrator(any napa store) not just cleaner. run some Quality fuel thru it.I used to work at riverside toyota and saw alot of bad fuel related problems. and where I wrench now you can bring your horse too! [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] gas.
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I had a similar problem with my 81 CJ7 in that the thing would just up and quit, sometimes when driving down the road. Dealer was giving up, took em on a test drive and it quit. Ultimately discovered that the tachometer was wired directly with the coil and the tach was intermitantly shorting out causing no juice to the coil. If you have a tach, maybe this is the problem????
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