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#1303 of 1886 1997 Jeep Wrangler Check Guages
Jul 05, 2008 (3:25 pm)
I have a 1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara TJ that keeps saying "check guages". It also studders at arround 2000 rpm (as if it has bad gas), and my mileage is only 12 mpg.
I have removed the fuel tank and pump, cleaned the tank and re-installed the fuel pump, checked all of the injectors (which all read the same resistance +/- 10%). I have also replaced cap, rotor, wires, and plugs.
I was goning to play with the timing but it seems to be controlled electronicly.
I have found that my fuel presure should be arround 49 psi, can any one verify that for me.
Please help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#1304 of 1886 Re: 1997 Jeep Wrangler Check Guages [gooseblaster]
Jul 06, 2008 (6:20 am)
The answer is here (five posts back).
#1305 of 1886 Re: Water On FLoor 2006 Jeep Wrangler X [skyking49]
Jul 08, 2008 (6:36 am)
My 98 Jeep Wrangler, does the same thing when it rains. It seems to drip slowly from up under, behind the glove box or trickle down by where the passenger foot area is. Below. It seems to have nothing to do with the jeep top. I copied and pasted a comment from another website addressing how to fix it. I'm going to try it. The "cowl" is the vent across the hood of the jeep at the base of the windshield. Good luck.
I just fixed mine.Remove windshield wipers(push clip down and pull off).At least on my 98'.Remove the hood cowl on the outside near the windshield. You need two people to do this if you don't want to scratch your paint removing it.Seal inside around the vent box on the passengers side.Also seal along the weld all the way across and especially where it is spot welded.I missed one spot weld and I got 2" of water in during a storm.Seal the water drainage vent directly under the hood vent too.I used a good clear silicone to seal mine.Make sure you clean it really good first and dry it out.That will keep you dry.I have no leaks finally.
#1306 of 1886 Jeep Gauges don't work
Jul 08, 2008 (6:38 am)
My gauges in my 98 Jeep Wrangler work once in a while if it's really hot or cold outside, or if I hit a bump they'll work and then stop working a little while later. Anyone know a do-it-yourself way to fix this?
#1307 of 1886 Re: Jeep Gauges don't work [dscottyg]
Jul 08, 2008 (8:39 am)
This is a problem early model TJs.
The search function on this site works really well.
Try searching "guages don't work" or "Dash goes out" or something like that.
You will probably find 100+ posts. There is a pretty easy fix. Some of the posts are more detailed than others.
#1308 of 1886 Re: Jeep Gauges don't work [wheelsdown]
Jul 08, 2008 (1:04 pm)
Basically, remove gauge cluster (VERY easy), then clean the contacts with isopropyl alcohol, then bend the contacts ever so slightly to ensure a good contact.
Before reassembling, coat with dielectric grease for a good solid connection.
#1309 of 1886 2004 Wrangler Electrical Problem
Jul 11, 2008 (8:51 am)
2004 Wrangler, 75k miles. Running fine, stopped for 10 minutes got back in and will not start, electrical is dead. Gauges freak out, windshield wipers start really slow, starter won't turn over. Few minutes later wipers stop but system goes dead when you turn the key. Any suggestions where to start?
#1310 of 1886 Re: 2004 Wrangler Electrical Problem [cordovamike]
Jul 12, 2008 (5:36 am)
Either the battery has failed or is depleted due to a charging issue, or it could be a bad battery connection or cable.
Jul 12, 2008 (11:34 am)
On my 97 tj when I apply the brake the fuse blows for my brake lights all other lights work fine... Where do I start?
#1312 of 1886 Re: [janzalo]
Jul 14, 2008 (6:03 am)
Have you by chance installed anything (including body armor like rock rails)? Sounds like you have a short in your brake circuit. A friend had this EXACT issue and it turns out he cut his brake wires as he drilled holes for his rocker rails. Drill bit broke and was stuck between the wires.
Apply brake - ZAP! No lights.