Re: Jeep broke down & cost me 900 bucks- long
Well the problem started a long time ago. I noticed that after started me Jeep, maybe a half a minute after started (I think the engine was usually cold), while I was in second gear about to switch to 3rd (so I was accelerating above 2rpm) and I noticed that pushing the gas pedal would not give the engine any gas. The RPMs would just drop (faster if the car wasn't in gear). This would only last for a couple seconds, then would go back to normal. And this would only happen once in a while. Definately not every time it started. So I took it somewhere (either a dealership or my mechanic, I'm not sure which) but they couldn't get it to happen. I told my brother and my dad about it but they thought I was just imagining it. So anyhow, I was driving on the highway three days ago after about 2 hours of driving at about 70mph, and it does it again. This is the first time it has ever done it at high speed. So the RPMs drop and I start pumping the gas and dropping the clutch (in like 4th gear because I'm going about 50mph now) and I finally get it going again. Then it happens again about 10 minutes later and I take the clutch out of gear and the RPMs go down to 0. So the engine actually died on me, I lost power steering just as I pulled to the side of the road. I restart it and it runs fine. Then 10 minutes later it does it again, and this time I have a hard time keeping it going. Every time I tried to accelerate past about 60mph, which is a little under 2 rpm in 5th, it stalls on me. So like I said I pulled into the random Jeep dealership about 30 minutes outside of Austin and they couldn't help me, so I pull out of the dealership and have trouble getting it into a high gear because it keeps trying to stall as I accelerate. But I managed to get over to Austin and got them to put in that new O2 sensor. This took a while cause the mechanics were out to lunch at the time. When they finally got the new one in (maybe 2 hours later), the jeep started up great and ran great until about 45 minutes into the trip when It started happening again. So I took it back to the dealership and had them install the new fuel pump, which made it run great for the 7 hour drive to Lubbock.
And I think that's all I know about that. Hope this helps.