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#1094 of 1886 Re: 2003 wrangler can't change temperature [rvwrangler]
Nov 14, 2007 (6:20 pm)
I have a 99 jeep wrangler. The defrost is my problem. If I turn the dial to defrost the windshield it works fine on the fan speed 1 and 2. But when I turn the fan speed to the 3rd setting I hear this loud thud, like a door slamming shut, and no air will blow onto the windshield. I do get air on the side window defrost. This problem resets itself if I turn the fan speed down to 1 and turn off the setting selector knob. I do not have a problem with any other setting.
#1095 of 1886 gas starving problem
Nov 20, 2007 (10:55 am)
I have a 98 wrangler. Each time you get into the car to drive, in the beginning it will act like it is starving for fuel. If you put it in neutral and rev the engine, the problem goes away. It doesn't happen again until you park the car and get back in to start and drive it.
I have had some of the electrical components in the distributor replaced, the fuel pump is new. I just don't know, and neither does the mechanic I take it to, what to do. Any help
#1096 of 1886 Re: gas starving problem [leroyh]
Nov 20, 2007 (3:48 pm)
If this is happening while the vehicle is still hot from a previous drive, and lasts only for say 4-8 seconds long, it is probably fuel percolation. The fuel sitting in the fuel lines above the engine gets quite heated and starts to boil in the line creating air pockets in the fuel being delivered to the injectors. Reving the engine increases the volume of fuel being pumped through the lines and clears it out faster. In any case, the fuel in the lines will always clear fairly quickly and the problem should not reoccur while driving, at least until you turn it off again and let it sit a bit.
#1097 of 1886 2003 Rubicon missing fog light switch
Nov 27, 2007 (11:59 am)
I recently bought a 2003 Wrangler TJ Rubicon and noticed that it has the stock electrical fog light hook-ups but lacks the switch in the cab. How do I figure out whether all I am missing is the switch or more? and if I do have the electrical wiring how can I make sure it's connected to the battery?
#1098 of 1886 Re: 2003 Rubicon missing fog light switch [99wrangler]
Nov 27, 2007 (12:48 pm)
look on the turn signal lever for it
#1099 of 1886 Lemon Law for Death Wobble
Nov 28, 2007 (4:01 pm)
I posted earlier with problems with my new 2007Jeep 4x44dr having a problem with what is called the "death wobble" It has now been back to the dealer 4 times and the last time someone from Chrysler actually came in and replaced the steering dampener. I am still having the problem and I now have a lovely $30,000 lawn ornament. Has anyone had any luck under the lemon law for the death wobble?
#1100 of 1886 Heater only works when moving
Dec 06, 2007 (8:10 pm)
I have a 2001 Wrangler. This morning I thought it felt like the fan was blowing cold air even though the heat was on. I noticed on the way home after work that as long as I am moving the air is hot, but then when I stop it gets cold. I've ready a bunch of different things about the heat core and vent flaps and such but wanted to know if anyone could help narrow it down for me before I blow a lot of money fixing something that maybe isn't needed!
#1101 of 1886 Re: trouble with o2 sensor.
Dec 09, 2007 (8:18 am)
I HAVE A 97 WRANGLER 4 CYL. I AM HAVEING A PROBLEM WITH A ENGINE LIGHT COMING ON. THE CODE AT ADVANCE AUTO IS FUEL SYSTEM LEAN. I HAVE HAD A O2 SENSOR RP\EPLACED A BOUT 6 TIMES SINCE MARCH.
CAN ANYONE GIVE ME ANY IDEA WHAT MAY BE GOING ON. THANK JD.
#1102 of 1886 why does 97' Wrangler idle rough & backfire?!
Dec 11, 2007 (8:17 pm)
I have a 1997 Jeep wrangler 4cyl. When i start my jeep up it runs fine for about 30 sec then starts to idle very low and rough. It continues to do this for about a minuite or 2 then starts to idle ok again. The same thing happens when i first start the jeep and drive it. It drives ok for about 10 sec then starts to run rough and backfire if i dont let off the accelerator. If i do let off the accelerator it does the same as i explained in the first sentence. If i dont let off the gas it wont accelerate and backfires. If i press in the clutch and rev it up for about 5 sec it will stop doing this and drive fine. Also, The engine has to turn over more than it should to start it, it lags a bit. The problem occurs mainly when the engine is cold or hasent been driven in half an hour or so. Please let me know if anyone knows the problem.
#1103 of 1886 98tj idle problem at slowing
Dec 11, 2007 (10:56 pm)
I have replaced every sensor under the hood connected to the throttle body even the tps sensor. But when i come to a stop the engine idles around 1100rpm then drops down too 900rpm all the time. any suggestions?