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#1870 of 1888 Re: 2000 5 speed manual jeep wrangler sahara low idle, then cuts off [jrobinsonmt]
Jan 29, 2012 (9:14 am)
Limped back home with hazards on, and have no idea what the cause could be.
Mac23 I'm looking for a good answer from you as you seem to have great Q&A with a lot of users here.
Let me start without any implied criticism by clarifying a couple of the expressions you used, cranking and turning over, which ae usually used to mean the same thing..
Perhaps these will explain it best: "I turned the the key and it wouldn't even crank, I just heard a click from the starter", and "The starter cranked ok, but although it was turning over without a problem it just wouldn't fire up".
Couple of questions, has the Check Engine Light come on, have you checked for codes, and has the battery recently gone flat?
#1871 of 1888 Re: Cause of Vibration with New Clutch [whataguy11727]
Mar 21, 2012 (1:11 am)
The clutch isnt properly torqued into place, and as such is out of balance. This isnt rocket science to do properly and I would go back to the dealer and raise cain about it as well as contact Jeep/Chrysler with a service complaint if this is one of their dealers, as there is no excuse for this type of poor service.
AN EDIT It is also possible that in the initial clutch change, the installer bent the flywheel causing it to be out of balance, or knocked one of the welded on balance weights off... In short it IS a service induced issue, a good dealer would claim ownership of the issue instead of just scratching his butt.
#1872 of 1888 Re: Shifting into 4WD and 4W L [skyking49]
Mar 21, 2012 (1:07 am)
due to the tolerances in the transfer cases and shifters every vehicle WILL have different "personalities", which is why you are getting so many different answers. The basics are in and out of 2 to 4 hi are wheels straight stopped or rolling, just step on the clutch let off the throttle, and let the engine drop to an idle as if shifting and engage 4 hi. Normally you can disengage doing the same thing but that depends on the wear and tear of the transfer case. NORMALLY to go to 4 lo STOP the vehicle and shift in and out of 4 LOW, not only to prevent damage to the transfer case but for safety as well, as the sudden gear range change and attendant speed change can cause dangerous handling as well as throw you against the steering wheel, against the windshield and similar.
#1873 of 1888 Re: 2000 5 speed manual jeep wrangler sahara low idle, then cuts off [jrobinsonmt]
Mar 21, 2012 (1:23 am)
I'm not too familiar with how sophisticated the computer is in the 2000 but the 06 I have will tell me whats going on when I plug a reader into the computer. You stated the Check engine light came on when the engine was running so it did generate a code, however it may not oave been a stored one. Most auto parts stores can read these if you take the jeep there, you can also ret the readers of buy cheaper ones for around 30 bucks from places like Harbor Freight. If your autos are newer than 1995 these units are a MUST HAVE just like a dwell meter used to be back in the days of breaker points ignitions. With that said, it sounds like a fuel delivery issue, and can be as simple as a plugged fuel filter on up the line to a bad fuel pump, bad presure regulator, injectors, or the ECM going bad. Bottom line get a code reader. You NEED one.
#1875 of 1888 Dome light on w/ the doors off
Apr 17, 2012 (7:33 pm)
This is my first summer with my 99 TJ. When I got it a few months back, the dome light didn't work. I have my local garage guy replace the fuze. It works great now; dome light, kick panel light on the drivers side (Is there one on the passengers side?). Now that its summer, I'm taking the doors off. How do I keep the dome light from staying on (No duct-tape jokes please...)
#1876 of 1888 Re: Dome light on w/ the doors off [staceken]
May 15, 2012 (9:00 am)
Have your local garage guy pull the fuse back out.
Or if you want to do it yourself; it should be located behind the glove compartment. Open the glove compartment, prop it up and out. Fuses should be clearly marked. Pull the dome/door light fuse and save it for when you are ready to put the doors back on. Enjoy your summer!!
#1877 of 1888 Re: Dome light on w/ the doors off [j4f]
Jun 07, 2012 (7:57 am)
It is Fuse #4.
#1878 of 1888 hesitation problem
Jul 02, 2012 (5:35 pm)
I recently bought a 2004 right hand drive jeep for my mail route. I have had nothing but problems. It only has 78000 miles. Was running a bit hot, so we replaced the thermostat which seems to have fixed that problem. Would not start good so we replaced the spark plugs. Starts better, but not great. Now it has started hesitating after about the 5th hour on the road. It will not accelerate immediately when I push the gas and the check engine light has come on. Took it to find the code and was told it was a dealer code and I would have to take it to a jeep dealer just to find out why the light is on. Anyone else ever had this problem and know what it is. It runs fine most of the time but sometimes runs a little rough when I first start it. I can usually turn it off and restart and then it's fine. The hesitation is what is really driving me nuts.
#1879 of 1888 Re: hesitation problem [postal4]
Jul 09, 2012 (5:03 am)
Take it to Autozone. They can read codes for free. It may be a case of dirty injectors or it could be something as simple as a bad Throttle Position Sensor. $50.00 and about 10 minutes will get THAT changed out and back on the road.
When my TPS went bad, Autozone diagnosed it with their machine. No special reader from the dealer required.