Question about 1999 Jeep Wrangler
Ok so my jeep is a 1998 TJ Wrangler. This problem started maybe three- four monthes ago, and my jeep is automatic. Basically I start the car and if I don't keep my foot on the accelerator it cuts out, like I can't just sit there stationary revving and all is good. I need to start it in neutral and drop it into drive- after 10 seconds straight of heading froward good as gold. This also happens when I need to reverse it out, and dropping the car from neutral to reverse can be a bit dangerous in car parks for instance. It also on 2-3 occasions cut out when I have been driving up a steep hill.
Now the weird part, I will go for a week with this happening everytime I start the car and then I'll go three weeks with it purring like a kitten. I have taken it to my mechanic 4 times and still he can't fix it- but he has changed my serpentine belt and sent the jeep off to have the transmission checked, and basically done everything except fix the problem! I have since realised that clearly he has no clue and is just making me pay extra money to do things that are in no way related! So I am changing mechanics but being a girl I would like to go in armed with actual knowledge so I don't get taken for another ride.... Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!!!
Is there any check engine lights on?If there are not,or if there are check engine lights on,You need to have the computer checked to see if there is a code stored in the computer.Auto zone can do this for free.Find out what the code reading is.Then don`t let them sell you a part,the code is a guide,does not tell if that part is bad.Example:code says,o2 sensor lean,or maybe it says rich,this does not mean the o2 is bad,this is telling you,for some reason,the vehicle is not getting enough fuel(lean)or rich,it is getting to much.Wright these codes down,to remember them,and present them to a mechanic,you can trust.If the mass air flow,or map sensor,or the throttle position sensor codes appear,then you can replace them.Egr position sensor can be replaced also if the code appears,but no other code.You can check your air filter yourself,see if it is bad dirty.This could cause the problem also.There are so many posibilities to cause this problem.I hope I was some help.
Posted on Oct 06, 2009
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