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#65 of 349 1992 jeep wrangler - choking and cutting out
Jun 10, 2007 (6:26 pm)
Hello - I have 1992 Jeep Wrangler - great condition with 82,000 miles but recently has been cutting out on me more and more - about 6 mos ago I added STP gas additive to the tank and it seemed to improve only 3 mos later to do it again and then it improved again until this past weekend when the STP additive is not working and its really coughing and quitting on me at stoplights - sometimes not starting again because it seems to have flooded - its frustrating because it doesn't do it all of the time!!!
#66 of 349 maintenance cj7
Jun 19, 2007 (11:23 am)
I just bought a 1985 cj7 that has only 45,000 miles on it. The question I have , since the jeep has been stored for about 10 years what maintenance do you think i need to have done.
#67 of 349 Re: maintenance cj7 [patrick25]
Jun 19, 2007 (3:51 pm)
.....what maintenance do you think i need to have done.
All of it!
Ok, change all fluids, no exceptions (remember gas is a fluid too!).
All rubber components will be suspect, especially brake hoses, wipers, coolant hoses, belts and tires.
Change all filters, i.e. oil, air, and fuel.
Renew all consumable ignition components, i.e. plugs, wires, cap, rotor arm, etc., etc.
Get a new battery, grease the steering and suspension zerks, check the brakes, clean the carb (inside).
Finally, expect some leaky seals and possibly some minor component failures in the first thousand miles or so. After that it should be good to go.
Congratulations on your new Jeep!
#68 of 349 Re: maintenance cj7 [mac24]
Jun 20, 2007 (6:05 am)
Thanks for your help! Looking forward to having fun with my new toy!
#69 of 349 95 Sahara - Fuel Odor
Jul 12, 2007 (1:01 pm)
In the last year I've noticed a fuel odor in, but mostly around the outside, of my Jeep. It's not constant, but it's there on a fairly regular basis. There's no visable sign of gas leaking, and I understand that it could be evaporating before I see it. I've had the evap canister checked, supposedly that's not the problem. Any suggestions on how to further troubleshoot this?
#70 of 349 Getting an '89 wrangler to start
Jul 30, 2007 (4:09 pm)
I somehow happened to get an '89 wrangler for free from a neighbor. It's actually in decent shape and although it's got 134k miles, my friend said that it ran like a bear until he parked it in his yard and didn't start it for two years. I've scraped a lot of surface corrosion of the engine and I've charged the battery and tried to jump it but it only turns over very, very slowly a few times and then doesn't do much of anything. I'm thinking that there may be corrosion in the engine that's got things bound up and I wonder if anyone could give me a suggestion on how to get it started. I trust my friend about the condition of the engine so I don't think it's too far gone.
#71 of 349 Re: Getting an '89 wrangler to start [luke10]
Jul 30, 2007 (5:37 pm)
I would not try to start the engine until you change the oil. After a few years who knows what you would be pumping through your engine. Remove all the plugs and put a shot of Marvel Mystery oil in each cylinder. Wait a bit and then "start" the engine with the plugs still out. It should turn VERY easily with no compression. Make sure the plugs are all clean and in good shape and then reinstall them. Also check the air intake for blockages as there are many small critters that may have made their home there. Finally after two years of just sitting I would be very surprised if any battery could still hold a charge well enough for a good start. You got a great deal!
#72 of 349 Battery or Electrical Problem?
Aug 02, 2007 (6:35 pm)
Found my car dead when I attempted to leave work this evening. It appeared that I might have left the lights on or something because it was completely reacting the same way it does when I've tried to start it and have drained the battery. A friend of mine came out and made numerous attempts to jump-start the car. It appeared to be getting some juice but would not start. The light under the dash came on but when I tried to turn it the ignition wouldn't crank and it made weird clicking noises. The noises continued on even after I ceased trying to start it. We couldn't get it going. The car was acting like a demonic machine from as the gauges were clicking and moving when the car keys weren't even in the ignition. Pushed in the hazard lights and some of the weirdest noises started coming out from behind the steering wheel. The car drove fine four hours earlier and I don't recall any noises sounding off when I got out of the car earlier indicating that I had left the lights on ... nor were there any check engine lights on. The battery is almost five years old and has some corrosion on it (not anything extreme. I'm not certain it's the battery ... it was really weird and appeared to be something electrical. Could the car react that way if it is either a dead or bad battery?
#73 of 349 Re: engine wont start [ladyram]
Aug 17, 2007 (11:26 am)
I'm having the same problem Just bought a 1989 Islander tons of miles but body in great shape. Ran well when I bought it, but the next day idled real rough. Then started hard. I'm thinking about replacing carb. but not sure which carb. to replace it with. 4.0 liter, str8 six, any help would be greatly appreciated.
#74 of 349 Re: engine wont start [milkman7]
Aug 18, 2007 (3:31 am)
I have an 87 Wrangler...Jeeps from 87-89 are known for carbueration problems..my mechanic jerked me around for six months until he finally had to put a Weber carb in...never had a problem after that..got 207 K miles on it & the engine blew....rebuilt the engine and guess what...carb is still good!