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#94 of 1888 starting problem
Mar 09, 2006 (5:58 am)
I have a 1997 Jeep Wrangler with 94,000 miles. There is a starting problem when the engine is hot. When the engine is cold, there are no problems. Getting gas is a perfect example of the problem. Turn the jeep off for a couple of minutes, go to start it and it turns and turns and turns. Then I have to turn the key back and try again. Usually the second try it starts up. Yesterday was the first time that I had to turn it three times. It's only when the engine is hot. It hasn't stranded me yet. Does anybody have any idea what this could be? Thanks a lot.
#95 of 1888 Re: starting problem [mijeeper97]
Mar 09, 2006 (12:35 pm)
Start with the basics. How many miles ago were the plugs/wires/cap/rotor changed? Although it's likely to be fuel related, having a marginal ignition system won't help.
Assuming the ignition is ok, then the most likely cause is a leaking injector(s) causing an over rich mixture. Next time you try a hot start, hold the gas pedal to the floor while you turn the key (and let it up as soon as the engine fires). If it fires straight away then that was your problem.
#96 of 1888 Bounce
Mar 09, 2006 (5:31 pm)
I just bought 1997 wrangler it has about 4" of lift on it, when i'm in 3rd at about 30mph or so while the motor might be under a bit of strain the left front wheel will for no apparent reason just start bouncing perfusley i have shook everything and everything appears to be as tight as can be
#97 of 1888 Re: Bounce [jt828]
Mar 09, 2006 (6:46 pm)
It's not unusual with a lift over 3". Torque reaction combined with a raised center of gravity. If you push it a bit harder you'll get the wheel right off the ground.
What type of lift do you have?
#98 of 1888 Key release button broke
Mar 10, 2006 (2:10 am)
Now I can't turn the ignition on (but the key comes out: )and I am having to start it with a screwdriver. The release for the tumbler will not work because I can't turn the key...How do I get it out?
Does anyone know where I can get a replacement bracket that holds the key release button for a 1999 Jeep TJ????
Any help will be appreciated.
#99 of 1888 Re: Bounce [mac24]
Mar 10, 2006 (5:27 am)
i just bought the jeep yesterday so i do not know yet is there any way to fix this problem that you know of?
#100 of 1888 Re: Key release button broke [99tjguy]
Mar 10, 2006 (8:55 am)
Sorry to spoil your day, but here's a quote from the '99 FSM:
"On vehicles equipped with a manual transmission,
a lever is located on the steering column behind the
ignition key lock cylinder. The lever must be operated
to allow rotation of the ignition key lock cylinder. The
lever mechanism is not serviced separately. If repair
is necessary, the steering column assembly must be
It's hard to tell what's causing your problem without actually seeing it, but you should be able to remove the lock cylinder and tumblers by drilling it out. You may then be able to fix whatever is causing the lever to jam. A new cylinder can be obtained from the dealer.
#101 of 1888 Re: Bounce [jt828]
Mar 10, 2006 (9:02 am)
Assuming that the lift has been fitted correctly and that nothing is loose, then apart from fitting a lower lift there's nothing to be done.
A 4" lift on a short wheelbase vehicle like a Wrangler has a much greater effect on the c of g and the handling than it would on a longer vehicle like a full size F250.
Unless you have a specific need for 4" of lift, a 2" - 2 1/2" lift is much more vehicle and user friendly on a Wrangler.
#102 of 1888 Re: Bounce [mac24]
Mar 10, 2006 (1:33 pm)
I have jacked it up and shook everything and i cannot find anything loose. How bout a stabilizer between the spring and stabelizer arm do you think that may correct anything. and the thing about the lift is it had 35x12.50 on it and as i said i just bought it yesterday
#103 of 1888 1993 jeep wrangler rear end?
Mar 10, 2006 (9:34 pm)
Just bought a 93 jeep wrangler and when driving it it does not have a winding noise and i think on rear end noise when u let of the gas it should quit, but it dont seems like tire noise but kinda sounds like something rubbing or grinding, but checked underneath but dont see anything rubbing kinda sounds like a grinding noise and when you hit the brakes it dont make a differance but a highway speed you dont hear it,only a a slower speed or coming to a stop hope it is not rear end :cry