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#1577 of 1886 1997 wrangler 2.5l running rough
Jul 11, 2009 (9:03 am)
i have noticed on many jeep sites that I am having some of the same trouble as most of the other 97 wrangler owners . started running rough then lack of power ! did a tune up cap and rotor plugs and plug wires and even the coil checked the valves and replaced the valve cover gasket . replaced the tb gasket and also the intake/exaust gasket. have been reading that a few people have went and did a valve job and cleaned the combustion chamber checked the cat for restriction and even went and changed the whole distributor . mine has over 160k on it used to run like a raped ape and now theres a misfire in one or more cylinders
are the injectors leaking, cam shaft sensor bad. fuel pressure regulator clogged need help b4 i decide to let it go
#1578 of 1886 4WD Hose off front - 2000 Jeep Wrangler
Jul 11, 2009 (4:30 pm)
I was covering my jeep when I noticed a hose on the ground coming from my jeep. I followed it up to the top of the front differential. I have no idea where it goes to? Could someone please help me? Thanks in advance.
#1579 of 1886 Re: 4WD Hose off front - 2000 Jeep Wrangler [jdgolf]
Jul 11, 2009 (9:49 pm)
It's the breather hose. It mounts in a clip on one side of the radiator- the driver's side I believe.
#1580 of 1886 Re: 4WD Hose off front - 2000 Jeep Wrangler [roadburner]
Jul 13, 2009 (6:07 am)
Yup, just behind the radiator overflow. Just ziptie it up there and drive on.
#1581 of 1886 Electrical Issue's - This is a good one...
Jul 13, 2009 (2:06 pm)
I have a 2000 Jeep Wrangler and every once in a while when I start it the blinkers, windshield wipers and radio won't work but the hazard lights and headlights work. Most of the time they work fine. I am clueless. Please help and thanks to the genius that can figure this out.
#1582 of 1886 Re: Electrical Issue's - This is a good one... [jdgolf]
Jul 14, 2009 (4:56 am)
Had a similar issue on a BMW I had purchased. Problem was in the cluster control unit (not sure if this is the PCM or not). It ALMOST sounds like you have a loose ground somewhere. The wiper and blinkers are in the same assembly, so if you can trace that down, I wouldn't be surprised if you found a common ground point with the radio. There are a few known grounds on the TJ. One is up under the driver footwell against the side. Check there for any loose wires screwed to the tub. I'm sure Mac could point out other locations, but your symptoms being occasional has me thinking loose/bad ground.
But I am NOT an electrical expert.
#1583 of 1886 engine miss fire
Jul 15, 2009 (12:13 pm)
I have a 04 jeep wrangler sport 6cyl. The engine runs rough and I get a engine code 0303 miss fire # 3 cyl. I ruled out the injector is there any way to check the ignition coil pack.
Thank you for your help.
#1584 of 1886 Sputters and stalls
Jul 15, 2009 (6:03 pm)
Hello, I have a 97 Wrangler TJ, 4.0L, manual tranny.
Several months ago, my Jeep sounded like it was tumbling rocks, thought it could be Catalytic Converter, never had it checked out as it finally stopped after a few weeks or so. However, now I have a new problem that just started, after the engine is warmed up, it will begin to sputter randomly at cruising speed, the tachometer will sometimes drop to zero, and check engine light blinks on for a second, then it will run fine for a little while longer. Now today, it has gotten so that it actually stalled on me twice for a split second while down shifting to 2nd to turn a corner. When I push clutch in and rev engine without turning ignition, it will come right back to life again....I believe it did pop once. Then it did it again right down the street.
Do you think this could be the Catalytic converter finally dieing and causing this, or do you think I may have an entirely different issue? Perhaps, ignition on the blink? We have not checked for a code as of yet with an OBD. Why? Because my husband is tired of working on my Jeep! So, I've resorted to asking some experts here on this site so that I have something intelligent to ask him to try next!
We've just replaced all plugs, cap, rotor and wires just yesterday to see if that would help. All of the above looked in good shape, not really needing to be replaced. No loose or frayed wires anywhere, battery and cables all good!
Quick side note; I have 37 inch tires, was having issues with ABS. Disabling the ABS system shouldn't have anything to do with this stalling issue correct?
Thank you in advance for any suggestions and help anyone can give.
#1585 of 1886 Battery gauge jumping
Jul 19, 2009 (9:38 am)
I have a 1997 jeep wrangler. While driving today my battery guage shot to the 19 and the check guage light came on. Any idea what this could be?
#1586 of 1886 Re: Sputters and stalls [crzntj]
Jul 19, 2009 (9:41 am)
There is a recall on catalytic converter on 97 wrangler. I just had mine replaced, I was having the same problem.