No powah!! - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > General Tech Forums > 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 06-28-2013, 07:42 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
jarrods2000tj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: laramie wy
Posts: 123
No powah!!

I recently made the move from Illinois to laramie wyoming 1000 miles in my tj but now it has no power no get up an go i was wonder if it could be elevation or the fact it was on the highway for 1000 miles or what please help

jarrods2000tj is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-28-2013, 09:48 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
RoadiJeff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 2,054
I'd say it's due to a few things, mainly that you moved to a city that is over 7,000 ft above sea level. My old underpowered 4-banger Ford Escort especially didn't like climbing mountain passes when we'd take it out west on vacation.

RoadiJeff is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-29-2013, 08:57 AM   #3
Jeeper
 
Off Pavement's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: The Silver State
Posts: 576
Make sure your air filter is clean and your Jeep is tuned up. There is little you can do about the loss of power at altitude beyond spending some pretty big bucks.

Here is a chart showing the different atmospheric pressures % at various altitudes compared to sea level. At 7000 ft, you can see there is 25% less pressure to pull from, so I believe you will have about 25% less available power to go with it.

0 100%
1,000 96%
2,000 92%
3,000 88%
4,000 85%
5,000 81%
6,000 78%
7,000 75%
8,000 72%
9,000 69%
10,000 66%
11,000 64%
12,000 61%
13,000 59%
14,000 56%

BTW - I just learned that a Jeep Wrangler set the high altitude record for 4x4 vehicles back in 2007... Wrangler Sets World Altitude Record
__________________
The Road To Paradise Is NOT Paved
Off Pavement is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-29-2013, 10:32 AM   #4
Jeeper
 
KBR97's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 4,993
Quote:
Originally Posted by Off Pavement View Post

BTW - I just learned that a Jeep Wrangler set the high altitude record for 4x4 vehicles back in 2007... Wrangler Sets World Altitude Record
That's pretty awesome, thanks for sharing
KBR97 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



logo carid shop wrangler parts carid fender flares custom wheels store avs deflectors at carid
» Rates
Get low rates on auto insurance in Canada!

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:30 AM.



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