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#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.
#1880 of 1888 Re: hesitation problem [erickpl]
Jul 09, 2012 (7:25 pm)
I took it to Autozone, they are the one's who told me it was a dealer code and they could not diagnose it. So if they diagnosed your problem, I'm thinking mine must be something else. Thank you for the suggestion, however.
#1881 of 1888 granny low 4X4 problem repair question
Oct 04, 2012 (3:53 pm)
i posted several weeks ago regarding a problem i was having with my '98 wrangler. i wanted to use the 4X4 low gear and when i engaged it, let out the clutch, the transfer case lever would pop out of gear. some of you recommended a linkage adjustment and sent me information for that. i tried, but didn't get it right, so i took it to a pro.
he too, tried and couldn't get it... says he thinks a fork inside the transfer case is bent.
i'm not broke, but i'm badly bent... what kind of repair price am i looking at? i don't have to use granny low, 4X4 high works fine... but i hate to have something that doesn't work right...
sooo... how long am i going to have to save up for this job?