02 Wrangler stops while driving - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > General Jeep Discussions > General Jeep Discussion

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 08-23-2011, 11:51 AM   #1
Newb
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: St Thomas, Virgin Islands
Posts: 3
02 Wrangler stops while driving

Hello,

I am having a problem with my 2002 Wrangler. The fuse (?) for fuel has blown twice, so I'd like to know how to prevent that and why it's happening because it's terrifying when the Jeep just shuts off while I'm driving...no brakes or steering and the hills where I live are STEEP. Before it shuts off the engine sort of sputters or hesitates; I'm not sure what to call it. When I'm coasting it sounds like the engine isn't even on it's so quiet. Any input will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!

-Lindsay

VIwrangler2002 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-23-2011, 12:01 PM   #2
Newb
 
shooky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: North Idaho
Posts: 6
Ok can you be more specific. A fuse blows or you think a fuse blows. Im pretty good with electrical issues

shooky is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-23-2011, 12:10 PM   #3
Newb
 
shooky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: North Idaho
Posts: 6
Fuses blow because too much electricity is being drawn through a wire. If the fuel pump is worn out or if a hot wire is touching ground it will flood the wire with electrons and the fuse is the weak link so it blows first rather than catching a wire on fire and burning the jeep to the ground. You should use an amp meter to see what amps are being pulled. Amps are like gallons per minute. Voltage is pressure. watts are the multiplied total.
shooky is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-24-2011, 10:33 AM   #4
Newb
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: St Thomas, Virgin Islands
Posts: 3
The fuse has blown twice and I have a new fuel pump.
VIwrangler2002 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-24-2011, 10:40 AM   #5
Jeeper
 
Wallygator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Vernon BC
Posts: 1,237
If you had a new fuel pump installed I would say check the relay. If the old pump was drawing too many amps because ofbeing worn out the relay could be weakened.. Is the fuse actually blown or are yuoo just changing it. I thought it was my fuse and turned out to be my relay. By the time I swapped the fuse the relay was cooled off and would work again for a while. And never quit on short trips just after driving a while. Also did they put in a whole module? Cause the pressure regulators are know to go on the TJs. Also do another amp test I've seen new pumps that were bad right outta the box. Stay away from carter. Walbro is OEM. And Bosch is good. I went thru all this with my 03 and it can be a pain to track.
__________________
Hey Y'all! Watch this! I saw it in a movie once!
Wallygator is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-25-2011, 12:51 PM   #6
Newb
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: St Thomas, Virgin Islands
Posts: 3
OK I'll have my mechanic check that stuff out! Also, sometimes when I'm accelerating, the engine or gears or something won't catch for a second so I'm revving in neutral then it will catch and the RPMs will go up and then drive normally. PLEASE tell me this isn't my transmission
Also, the fuse has blown. Twice. The metal part I can see has broken apart. Maybe a stronger fuse?
VIwrangler2002 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-25-2011, 06:44 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
Wallygator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Vernon BC
Posts: 1,237
Not a stronger fuse, they are blowing for a reason. Too much draw somewhere. Could be as simple as a cracked wire or bad ground but can be a bugger to track. A shop will be able to test how many amps the pump is drawing. Mine was drawing about 12. shoulda been about 5-6
__________________
Hey Y'all! Watch this! I saw it in a movie once!
Wallygator is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-25-2011, 09:12 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
Shelby427's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Lakeland FL and Hooversville PA
Posts: 2,127
If it's an automatic trans, sorry to say but that's what it sounds like. Something in the tranny is acting up.

And DO NOT install a larger fuse. Doing so could fry something like the wiring harness at least, or worse.

__________________
97 Sahara, 74 Renegade, 72 CJ5, 55 Willy's (the Beast) Boss 302, 6:34 gearing, Bose 901 speakers.
God I miss that Jeep. Forgot the kinda Jeep, 80 SX4.
Shelby427 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Please Help! 2005 Jeep Wrangler Engine Suddenly Stops While Driving mariah9999 TJ Tech Forum 31 04-16-2014 07:14 AM
Installing driving lights on 2009 Wrangler X billmyers44 JK General Discussion Forum 1 12-08-2013 04:45 PM
Jeep Wrangler to Get Hemi V8? The Great Escape II JK General Discussion Forum 3 03-30-2011 12:37 PM
Really Fast TJ Jeep Wrangler Races A Cherokee On Dirt Dragstrip! What Engine is that? mikeyj TJ General Discussion Forum 0 02-17-2011 09:29 PM
99 wrangler starts for a second then stops AtcoTrailsINC TJ Tech Forum 2 10-31-2010 07:41 PM



» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:42 PM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC