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Old 12-12-2006, 11:13 AM   #1
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another waterproofing question

this is just driving me crazy. i'm still trying to fix my jeep so it can go through a puddle more then 2 inches deep. i actually went through a car wash the other day and got the undercarriage sprayed down, and after it started to almost stall out. i put dielectric grease on all the spark plugs and on the distribator and was wondering if i should just hit every single connection under the hood? could i hurt anything by using the grease on it. thanks.

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I'd start by looking for some exposed wiring or something. I can't day about a TJ, but I know my YJ would never act like that.

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Old 12-12-2006, 01:09 PM   #3
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I know my YJ would never act like that.
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Old 12-12-2006, 01:14 PM   #4
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I'd start by looking for some exposed wiring or something. I can't day about a TJ, but I know my YJ would never act like that.
i'm not sure , but i think that was a tj crack.

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Old 12-12-2006, 02:20 PM   #5
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i'm not sure , but i think that was a tj crack.

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Let me confirm for you.
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Old 12-12-2006, 02:35 PM   #6
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is it the square headlights that make you guys so angry
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Old 12-12-2006, 04:06 PM   #7
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is it the square headlights that make you guys so angry

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Old 12-12-2006, 04:13 PM   #8
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i'm not sure , but i think that was a tj crack.

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He's just grouchy cuz he didn't get any cake.
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Old 12-12-2006, 05:59 PM   #9
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I sure didn't get any cake.

And, that was not a TJ crack. I was simply stating that I was unfamiliar with what is normal for the TJ.
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Old 12-12-2006, 06:53 PM   #10
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If your brave you can fill a spray bottle with water and spray a mist over all the wires in the engine compartment. If you have a bad wire it will arc or cause the jeep to run rough (you will hear a crack when the arc goes to ground). Beware though this could cause a spike in the electrical systems, but I would think no more then running it through a car wash. Check all your engine sensors, particularly the ones on or around the engine, for water damage or burn marks/soot buildup as this also could be causing this. Another possibility it that you have a cracked or disconnected vacuum line. If this happened it could suck up water into the intake and essentially kill the jeep. If too much water ends up in the combustion chamber you could end up hydro-locked also (definitely not a good thing). There is something wrong, and the Jeep should not die out when running through water, that is, unless it is submerged in deep water without a snorkel.
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Old 12-12-2006, 07:59 PM   #11
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Also I just though of this. Check the wiring on your O2 sensors.
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If you find any exposed wiring, put some degreaser on it, wrap it in electrical tape and then paint over the electrical tape with the liquid electrical tape to seal it once and for all.

I dont have such problems in my TJ. Today it rained quite a bit... not even a misfire from the rain.

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