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#683 of 1888 Engine stops after 5 seconds
Jan 13, 2007 (12:20 pm)
Thanks in advance for any assistance! We have a 1999 Jeep Wrangler 4.0 L and after just a few seconds of running it will simply shut down. We have the Haynes Repair Manual and after reading it the problem seems to be from insufficient fuel flow. While consulting chapter 4 (fuel systems) we can't find any solutions. Not real crazy about taking it to the dealership just yet. I'm sure this isn't the first time this has happened.... It ran fine 3 days ago... Any ideas????
#684 of 1888 Re: Engine stops after 5 seconds [terryandleeann]
Jan 13, 2007 (1:05 pm)
Most of the 99s have the Smart Key Immobilizer if it screws up the engine will start but shut down very quickly.
If the keys chip is damaged or you are using a copy with out the chip the engine will shut down.
If you have two keys try the other one.
#685 of 1888 Re: Engine stops after 5 seconds [burntup]
Jan 13, 2007 (4:05 pm)
You are correct! We found out when Leeann went out and had no problem starting the jeep.... I spent nearly an hour out there looking at it earlier... I had a new key that we have never used before.... Of course she used the main key....
#686 of 1888 Starting Problems 2004 X (6cyl. manual)
Jan 15, 2007 (1:37 pm)
I have read all of the posts just to make sure this hasn't been covered, and I didn't see it, so here goes:
I have a 2004 Wrangler X (6cyl) with 55K miles.
For a bit now, it has had a big problem starting. Meaning that I put the key in the ignition press the clutch all the way to the floor, and pray. It tries really hard to start and takes about 7-10 seconds to actually start. When it does finally turn over and start it smells like gas. Kinda like in the old days when you would press the gas to start your car and it would flood the engine. Except I do know the difference between the gas and the clutch. I've taken it to my mechanic and he has hooked it up to all of the diagnostic units that he has, and can't find anything wrong.
I really don't like the way I was treated the last time I went to my dealer for new lug nuts, so I would rather not hand over any cash to them what-so-ever.
Also, this morning when it finally turned over and started the engine light was on, so I drove it the 50 miles to my mechanic, he told me there had been a misfire on cylinder 6, so he replaced the spark plugs (plus gave me an oil change since I would be due in 150 miles anyway)
Sorry that this is so long but I'm kind of bummed. I love my Jeep. I put a lot of miles on it maybe that's the problem who knows.
Any help would be fantastic!
#688 of 1888 Re: Starting Problems 2004 X (6cyl. manual) [jeeper71]
Jan 15, 2007 (3:08 pm)
One possibility is that you one or more leaking injectors. That will result in fuel dribbling into the cylinders after shutdown. When starting, the fuel system then has to re-pressurize and the flooded cylinders will be reluctant to fire, both of which will delay starting.
#689 of 1888 Re: Transmission Fluid [ufmike]
Jan 24, 2007 (11:38 am)
I'm having the same issue with my 97 Wrangler. I'm aware that the tranny fluid must be poured into the same hole that the tranny dipstick comes out of, but I suspect that at some point my dipsticks were switched. One is very close to the engine oil cap, but that one is much bigger than the other. Which dipstick hole do I use??
#690 of 1888 Re: Transmission Fluid [josieb420]
Jan 24, 2007 (2:21 pm)
Do bear in mind that the post you're referring to concerned a manual transmission. Yours is an automatic and the dipstick is the one closest to the firewall. The tube is much larger in diameter than the one for the engine, and the dipstick itself is longer than the engine one. The handles on the dipsticks should also be marked as to application.
#691 of 1888 a week at the mechanic...
Jan 31, 2007 (11:05 am)
Hi all...just thought I'd vent and hopefully get some feedback about what happened this past week to el jeepo.
Last week the engine was spewing cooland ALL over the place. It looked like Niagara coming from the block. I thought I was doomed and had cracked a head. The next day the mechanic called me up and told me it was the freeze plugs, which made me smile. Either way, he says he had to remove the intake and exhaust manifolds to cleanly get at the plugs in order to replace them ($320). Next we did the front axle seals ($220) and the differential service ($200). Add to that the $600 in new tires i bought last weekend and I'm up to $1300 for the week into my beloved jungle fighter...he is happy, and so am i. While I was at it, I asked my mechanic to throw in some fresh Mobil 1 and give the engine a good cleaning, inside and out. BTW, my mechanic's shop is soooo clean you can sit on the floor and have a sandwich...and feel comfortable enough to pick the loose shards of lettuce off the shop floor...and eat them. A real treat. Anyway, now that I've poured almost 2 grand into the jeep this month alone, I'm ready for a few more upgrades as well as maintenance items. Can anyone suggest other things I should be doing to the Jeep to keep it running as well as it has for the last 10 years (almost).
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#692 of 1888 transmission trouble
Jan 31, 2007 (10:44 pm)
I have a 1998 wrangler 4cyl 5 speed . at highway speed it just quit pulling in 5th gear all other gears are fine has any body else had this trouble. thanks