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Princess
11-15-2004, 01:55 PM
Have issues... ya ya I know it's a Heep. Heard that one already, but seriously. For the past week or so she has been hesitating real bad, sporadically. When driving it seems like she's running out of gas... loses power for a bit then just picks up again. Basically does exactly what happens when running out of gas, but thats not the problem. Any ideas????

I have a few other issues too, she really does need some tlc but i just don't know much mechanically and really can't afford to take her to some mechanic who's gonna take one look at me and see dollar signs in his eyes.... was really hopin someone here might be able to help me out. Maybe I could work something out with someone... to take a look at her and hopefully give me an idea of what kind of problems she has mechanically. Then i can worry about how i'm gonna fix them. Right now i just need a "diagnosis"

Any help / ideas are greatly appreciated. [3]

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CuziWasHigh
11-15-2004, 01:58 PM
maybe fuel pump but take it to tom he is really good

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Princess
11-15-2004, 02:00 PM
ya, my first thought was fuel pump too

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zukkin
11-15-2004, 02:22 PM
maybe your ignition control modular[?]

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Princess
11-15-2004, 02:46 PM
nope, that was replaced a few weeks ago already

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Rider
11-15-2004, 05:08 PM
Fuel filters can be a bitch too. At least its 20 bucks and easy to change. Start with the little shit and work your way up I guess [:I]
Best of luck!! I know it sucks not having $$ to put em in the shop for a lil TLC
Sorry about last week BTW not sure what happened there [8)]


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Princess
11-15-2004, 05:15 PM
ya replaced that already too.... seems thats when i started having these problems actually....

no worries bout the other week, there will be plenty of sundays at stave...

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redwingfan_number19
11-15-2004, 05:24 PM
My zuk did that for a bit.
Put new spark plugs, wires, cap and rotor in and everything ran 10 times better. You wouldn't beleive the power your actually losing!

Cost me bout 100 bux or something for all thems??

Hope that helps

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StinkFinger
11-15-2004, 05:45 PM
check the lines for leaks cold be sucking air periodicaly iv had that problem befor



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RAVEEN
11-15-2004, 05:58 PM
MOST LIKELY YOUR FUEL FILTER OR CAP AND ROTOR, TRY CHANGING YOUR PLUG WIRES?[51][51][51][51]

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Princess
11-15-2004, 06:01 PM
fuel filter has been replaced already.

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In The Zone
11-15-2004, 06:10 PM
:D Hey it would help if you posted some specs on your drivetrain &
ENGINE

carb?

i suspect fouled accelerator pump in the carb....
with all the mud and such as of late
[}:)]


plugs and distributor would be constant in poor runnin STATUS
fuel injectors could be dirty...[16]

i would look at it for ya if you watch the kids while i do it...
cant promise u much but will give u a diagnosIs
[36]



just a guess as to your symptoms






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basher
11-15-2004, 06:38 PM
maybe you should save the gas and change the jeep.[7] [f]

barracuda
11-15-2004, 06:40 PM
If air cannot get in to replace the gas used (creates a vac)that could be the problem . try running it with the gas cap loose for a bit and see if that makes a difference. or when you stop it go to your gas cap and see if it sucks in air when you loosen it(if it is a pressurized system it will be under pressure and release air out )
thats my two bits dont know if it will help

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In The Zone
11-16-2004, 06:04 AM
I REMEMBER PRIMING YOUR CARB ON THAT NIGHT RUN YES CARB


I AM SUSPECTING YOU GOT CARBURETOR PROBLEMS.....




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StinkFinger
11-16-2004, 07:34 AM
use a lighter or some matches to check for fule leaks if you dont find any you can allways use a jerry can to get the job done

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In The Zone
11-16-2004, 08:14 AM
LOl u not nice... but it is a jeep


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Princess
11-16-2004, 11:02 AM
yes, all of the above are problems with my heep [15]

Hey Dan ya my carb is a piece of shit. have a rebuild kit, just haven't done it yet.... don't have a clue what i'm doing. you wanna do it??? I'll watch the kids no problem ;)

after barracuda's suggestions i remembered the gay gas cap i had to put on for "aircare" and thought hmmmm...., so i took it off and put my old one back on. this seems to have made a small difference, now it doesn't do it as much. but still to some degree

I think it's the fuel pump. guess i should just replace it and see what happens huh? [7]

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In The Zone
11-16-2004, 11:17 AM
I could do it for you...

u should check your fuel pressure from your pump......
i have seen like mentioned leaks that will let air in to the system... kinda like vapor lock symptoms...
u should smell fuel if this is a possibility...
does it hesitate when u stomp on it on the road like from 60k up



take about 1hr. tops.

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wade and cleatus
11-16-2004, 11:18 AM
Or maybe someone here can test the pump for you? BTW i need help too [}:)]

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Princess
11-16-2004, 11:19 AM
Cool Dan THANKS... will call ya or pm ya and work something out.

Hey Wade, the kind of help you need, I don't think they offer those services here ;) [15]

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In The Zone
11-16-2004, 11:22 AM
i have a fuel pressure gauge just need to know the spec's

Im sure there is some jeep people that will offer up thier wisdom....

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leadfoot
11-17-2004, 08:16 AM
if they bought jeeps then they have no wisdom don't you think ha ha just kidding.

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Big_Ern
11-17-2004, 08:20 AM
quote:Originally posted by leadfoot

if they bought jeeps then they have no wisdom don't you think ha ha just kidding.



We all know you're not really kidding:D

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mUD uCKeR
11-17-2004, 06:13 PM
Although i don't know what kinda of jeep you have.... if it is the 4.2L with the carter Carb.... chances are it's the carb.... There are lots of things that can go wrong with them... I use to know all the tricks of them... but it was getting to be such a hassel... i pulled the engine and swapped in a chev V-8 350. Look around on the net to specific jeep websites, i am sure you will find them....
One good fix i found was the nutter bypass.... it disconnects so sort of solenoid that doesn't help much attached to the back of the carb.... Some people put a different style of carb on... others go to fuel injection....
Pick my brain more after you look into it... i might remember some other stuff...


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Moondog
11-25-2004, 05:39 PM
My wife had the same problem with her 2002 TJ ended up going back to pioneer in Mission. they found it was losing fuel pressure due to the fact that she was not doing her cap up properly after she had put gas in. Don't know if it is the same for you hope this helps.

digger
11-25-2004, 05:57 PM
buddy had a prob with his
after months of arguing,they found a hose with a flapper inside it
maybe check that

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78bronco
11-25-2004, 07:27 PM
its a jeep what do you want

pavement sucks

basher
11-25-2004, 08:04 PM
[!]jeeps

Always broke
11-26-2004, 07:57 AM
It could also be somethig electrical like the plug wires a cheap way to check that is a tester for the wires i have one if you need it another way is to wait till its dark with no lights on check to see if there is sparking or you can always try water if it starts to run bad after you put water on the wires and coil replace as needed[36]

harleyfatboy99ca
11-26-2004, 03:46 PM
HEY PRINCESS, IF YOU NEED A CARBURATOR I HAVE ONE YOU CAN HAVE. I BOUGHT IT FOR MY YJ, IF IT HELPS YOU OUT IT'S YOURS. LET ME KNOW.

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Princess
11-26-2004, 06:47 PM
what is it? where you get it? how come your not using it? how much? details dude, details.

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harleyfatboy99ca
11-27-2004, 04:24 AM
I BOUGHT IT FOR MT YJ, BUT I SOLD IT, SO IT'S YOURS. YOU CAN HAVE IT, GIVE LANA A CALL AT HOME 604-607-0443. IF YOU NEED A HAND TO PUT IT ON LET ME KNOW AND WE CAN SWING BY.

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Princess
11-27-2004, 06:21 PM
replaced the fuel pump today..... made a small difference, she seems to run a little better, but is still hesitating a little. not as bad as before but..... i think my carb is crap... so ya, gonna take ya up on that carb harley [3] will get in touch with you soon about that

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m j
11-27-2004, 06:36 PM
diagnose the problem
do not just throw parts at it

Princess
11-27-2004, 08:06 PM
ya throwing parts at it didn't work real gooder, apparently they dont stick well

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