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Aug 04, 2009 (4:30 pm)
Hi.. I have a 2003 jeep wrangler and i love it except it jerks really hard sometimes and after i drive it for over an hour or so and come to a stop and then go to take off it hesitates likes it out of gas or something. I want to fix it but nobody knows whats wrong with it .I took it to a tranmission shop who charged me 300.00 to clean all of those little parts and peices in there that worked for about two months , I always have the oil changed when i am suppose to , add fuel injecting cleaning stuff when i fill up with gas , I know nothing about this stuff but even my honey and his friends can't figure it out . please if anyone knows how to make this go away please let me it is driving me nuts!!
#1597 of 1888 Re: Name of the hose [kufu]
Aug 05, 2009 (7:37 am)
Both hoses are crancase vent hoses. Hose #1 sucks oil fumes from the crankcase via the valve cover and into the engine to be burned. The oil fumes are replaced by clean air from the air filter via hose #2. The direction of flow is shown by the red arrows.
#1598 of 1888 Re: Please help [kitroll]
Aug 05, 2009 (7:42 am)
I took it to a tranmission shop who charged me 300.00 to clean all of those little parts and peices in there that worked for about two months
It would appear that the problem is connected in some way with whatever the transmission shop worked on as they fixed it, if only for a couple of months.
Go back to them and check what was actually done in detail.
#1599 of 1888 Re: Please help [mac24]
Aug 05, 2009 (11:55 am)
Are you sure it is a transmission issue? Have you run by any local auto part stores like Auto zone to see if it is throwing any codes?
Have you had your differentials (in the axles) and transfer case fluid changed any time recently?
Opening up the differentials may tell you if you have gear damage at the axle itself.
#1600 of 1888 Re: Please help [erickpl]
Aug 05, 2009 (4:03 pm)
i am so glad somebody responded thankyou last night i crawled under there and saw some wettness my honey has just said he will check the fluids but that wouldnt have anything to do with the hesitation after driving for long periods would.. sorry for all the stupid questions..
#1601 of 1888 Re: Please help [kitroll]
Aug 06, 2009 (5:02 am)
The wetness could be from humidity, condensation, or a leak. The hesitation sounds like the engine may be throwing some codes. That's why I suggest hitting up Autozone or a place to read any codes your OBDII is tracking.
Aug 06, 2009 (2:14 pm)
ok sorry so i didn't tell you this but the check engine light did come on about a month ago on my to get oil changed then had codes read there was one which was something like fuel air metering they reset it and about a week later giving gas to get on highway it came on again so i changed the thermostat which was bad it came out in 4 pieces i reset it by disc the battery went back to auto zone the code was gone.
#1603 of 1888 Re: codes [kitroll]
Aug 07, 2009 (5:18 am)
To me, sounds like more of an issue with your engine vs your transmission.
#1604 of 1888 Re: bad gas mpg on Jeep Wrangler [39jeeper]
Aug 11, 2009 (9:56 pm)
I have an 04 jeep wrangler unlimited 4.0 inline 6 cylinder, it has an airaid air filter, a throttle body lift, 33 inch tires, winch, warn bumpers around with tire carrier, a 2 inch body lift and a 2 inch suspension lift and I get between 16.5 - 17.5 mpg highway and around 15 city. I say all that to say that something doesnt seem right to me regarding your poor fuel mileage. I pulled a basstracker 17.5 foot boat to and all around Colorado and averaged 11 mpg.
#1605 of 1888 Re: bad gas mpg on Jeep Wrangler [jdlj]
Aug 12, 2009 (4:23 am)
With your 33 inch tires, did you regear the differentials? If not, your speedometer (and odometer will be off). So you may be getting decent mileage (but don't expect GREAT mileage with 33's) but just don't realize it.
There are a number of speedo gears available online. You need to check with the dealer for a gear that works with 33" tires and the gearing in your differential (likely 3.73).