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On cold days the engine quits, after driving 1 mile

On cold day, after driving about a mile the engines quits, tach dropes to zero. The Jeep will restart and run fine. On Thurday the jeep final quit running. Over the past year the following items have been replaced, distibuter, router,starter, plugs, wires,fuel filter, fuel pump, new carb, Tested some of the electrical parts which were fine i.e. the electrical unit under the anite freeze reserve.....Iam getting spark, fuel is being pump into the carb, starter fluid will not work.

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  • nmalinows32 Dec 18, 2008

    1. The Jeep is 1987 YJ , with a 6 cylinder engine,

    2. Yes the engine would start right back up. But last week Thursday the engine quick and would not restart.

  • nmalinows32 Dec 19, 2008

    The problem started in the Fall. In the morning drive when the temperature falls below 40 the engine will stall out. In the afternoon on the return trip home. If the temperature in above 40 the Jeep will run fine. But it the temperature is below 40 the Jeep will stall out

  • nmalinows32 Jan 07, 2009

    What is a Distributor Ignition Pickup? Where is it located?

  • Jamie Heppner
    Jamie Heppner May 11, 2010

    Year make model and engine please.

  • Jamie Heppner
    Jamie Heppner May 11, 2010

    Its inside your distributor however I dont believe this will be your problem. As a general rule when they fail they dont work again.

  • Jamie Heppner
    Jamie Heppner May 11, 2010

    How cold is cold, when it sat for a while would it start again ?

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    does the engine start right back up?

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Distributor Ignition Pickup may be defective, these are sensitive to temp changes, they will cause a loss of spark..

Posted on Dec 19, 2008

  • yadayada
    yadayada Jan 07, 2009

    the ignition pickup is inside the distributor, it is called the stator coil..

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