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My 1998 wrangler stalle when pulling up ofir pass. 120 feet in lowrange 3rd grar. It started and ran awhile ans stalled again. Started again and limped into Silverton.. Dealer had car a week and could fo find nothing wrong. I am afraid to return to the pass.

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  • cbjenney Oct 05, 2010

    Thankyou. I will pass this on. Car runs fine around town in Durango Chuck Jenney

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Did the dealer checked the fuel tank? There might be dirt and condensated water in there, that's clogging the fuel sump. Also you should check the fuel pump, the sump might be bended out of position and up the Ophir pass there are inclines that could easily take it out of the fuel if the tank isn't full.
But there's something else to check - the pass is very high, it peaks at 12,000 feet. At that altitude the oxygen in the air is at a seriously lower level than normal so the engine might have difficulties operating. If the air filter or the catalyst are partially clogged - but not enough to pose a problem at ground level - the jeep will choke there. Check them also.

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  • Azrael SRL Oct 05, 2010

    While you're there ask him to replace the fuel filter - if the tank is dirty imagine the condition of the filter.

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