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#340 of 1886 Re: Jeep Wrangler stuck in park! [acampeau]
Jun 12, 2006 (4:18 pm)
I just took my 2003 jeep in to the shop for the same problem. The whole shifter is going to be replaced. I had to jeep mechanics look at it and they agreed that the tip of the shaft inside the shifter itself had broke off causing the shifter button not to push the locking pin down enough to allow it to shift. If you remove the cover itself which pops off around the gear shift you can slide the cover up the shaft and manually push the pin down with your thumb to get it into gear. The good news is that the whole shifter itself is only $45. The labor is quoted at $75. Hope this helps......
#341 of 1886 Engine runs rough
Jun 13, 2006 (3:46 pm)
I own a '97 Wrangler with the 2.5L 4 cyl. While idling, driving with or without acceleration there is a NOTICEABLE hesitation in the engine. I got an engine light and had the guys at advance read it. Initially he said it was a cylinder 3 misfire. Then later the same day after replacing the plugs, wires, cap and rotor, it still ran like poop and showed another misfire (multiple cyl).
#342 of 1886 Re Msg 205 Jeep Fueling Problem
Jun 13, 2006 (4:51 pm)
Mac 24 You were right on in addressing this problem. Took Jeep to 2nd 5 Star Jeep dealer and aimed them at electrical solution. They found it in a corroded pick-up coil. Thank you a bunch.
#343 of 1886 Re: Engine runs rough [mvick]
Jun 13, 2006 (6:49 pm)
A misfire can also be caused by a faulty injector, oil contamination of the plug, worn rings, bad valve, coolant leak, gasket leak, worn cam lobe, bad cam follower, to name a few.
On multiple cylinders it could also be a fuel problem (pump, filter, regulator, etc.), coil, either CPS, and so on.
Reading and identifying the code is just the beginning of diagnosis.
#344 of 1886 Re: Re Msg 205 Jeep Fueling Problem [ozark200]
Jun 13, 2006 (6:52 pm)
Nice to know that my wild guesses are occasionally on target!
Glad you got it fixed.
#345 of 1886 Re: Rusty Brake Calipers/Rotors [sickofmyvw]
Jun 14, 2006 (3:11 pm)
My first Jeep (a used '94) was from the New Jersey coast and there was pretty significant rust on it, even though it was ony 3 years old. So yes, they can pick up a lot of rust in a salty environment. It's a used car and obviously you have concerns about it just looking at it, so don't buy it.
My '98 has some light surface corrosion on the underside but has lived most of its life on the West Coast so it's pretty minimal.
#346 of 1886 Re: Engine runs rough [mac24]
Jun 14, 2006 (8:49 pm)
Thanks Mac, I have a friend who is really good with the diagnosing part. I will have have a look at all of these areas.
#347 of 1886 losing power, back-firing?
Jun 15, 2006 (9:12 am)
I have a 4-cyl 1991 Wrangler (manual trans.). Considering the age of it, it handles considerably well.
HOWEVER, lately...I've been having a problem with it. I'm going to explain what it is doing the BEST I can.
It doesn't do this ALL the time but...when I am in 3rd or 4th gear...it feels like it is about to lose power at times. It will start making this popcorn sound and sounds as if it's coming from under the drivers seat. If it does this while in 4th gear, it will stop if I change to a lower gear. But then again, after awhile...while in 3rd gear, it will start up again.
I've talked to soooooo many different people about this and nobody has a clue what I'm talking about. And of course, it ONLY happens when I'm driving it. A good friend of mine has driven it to hell & back trying to figure out what the deal is but it never happens when he is driving. Is there ANYbody here that has experienced anything like this with their Wrangler? Or anyone who can tell me what I need to check?
#348 of 1886 Re: losing power, back-firing? [kelly01]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jun 15, 2006 (10:32 am)
This sounds related to engine timing or ignition. I'd check the distributor tightness and its contents. I did have a similar experience with a '91 6 cylinder Jeep---it was a bad distributor.
#349 of 1886 Re: losing power, back-firing? [Mr_Shiftright]
Jun 15, 2006 (10:52 am)
What about the master cylinder? Could that be it? A friend of mine mentioned to check that.