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Old 08-18-2013, 09:46 PM   #1
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Engine just cut out on me

Well I was driving down the road and engine died, but radio stayed on i pulled over and tried to start it an it wouldn't turn over sounded like the starter just winding up.
I gave it a few minutes and attempted to start it again this time it was turning over but was not starting needless to say I never got it started I'm thinking it could be fuel sensors or something fuel related. Any body have any thoughts it would be very appreciated at this time ! Thanx

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Old 08-18-2013, 09:47 PM   #2
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Btw I have a 2005 jeep wrangler 2.4l

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Old 08-18-2013, 09:49 PM   #3
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Are you sure your timing belt didn't break? That's kinda what it sounds like to me.
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:56 PM   #4
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Are you sure your timing belt didn't break? That's kinda what it sounds like to me.
Well it started turning over after a while i don't know much about engines so it could be what are usually the signs of a broken timing belt
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:57 PM   #5
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Well it started turning over after a while i don't know much about engines so it could be what are usually the signs of a broken timing belt
The serpentine belt is intact and fine
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Old 08-18-2013, 10:14 PM   #6
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Old 08-18-2013, 10:45 PM   #7
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You see the plastic cover with the two circles that look like Louvers... Under that cover is the timing belt. There is three Philips head screws holding it down. Remove those and you will see the belt
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Old 08-19-2013, 05:49 AM   #8
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You see the plastic cover with the two circles that look like Louvers... Under that cover is the timing belt. There is three Philips head screws holding it down. Remove those and you will see the belt
Ok I'm going back over to my jeep today and I will check that thanx!
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:49 PM   #10
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Ok I'm going back over to my jeep today and I will check that thanx!
I pulled that cover timing belt was shredded its now at the jeep dealership thanx for the help !!!
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:00 PM   #11
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Hey no prob! Hope they get it all fixed up for you!!
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:57 AM   #12
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Did you get it fixed?
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Old 08-21-2013, 02:04 PM   #13
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Did you get it fixed?
They been swamped so they were suppose to start it this morning I'm waiting on the call , I will let you know the damage haha
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Old 08-21-2013, 04:24 PM   #14
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Did you get it fixed?
Well a little bummed now, talked to the dealership and one of there master tech quit so they only have one master tech right now and he's stacked with vehicles for the next week!

Is this timing belt a hassle and better left to professionals? I am pretty mechanically inclined but I'm worried about messing the timing up an causing more damage, what are your thoughts on
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I would do it bc i have done it before- if u are ok with getting on here and askin for help then i say u can do it- it all lines up 1 way and 1 way only!

If ur not sure then use the forum if u decide to do it yourself-
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:38 AM   #17
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Doesn't look that bad just lack a few tools jeep had it towed to anouther place here in Hinesville there charging me $570 I'm having them do said they will have it done tommorrow to easy
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:39 AM   #18
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Thanx for all the replies everyone good info, jeep on!
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570!!!!!! Did they put on the gold belt option??!!! That should be no more than $300 and that I think is high!!! Wow. Sorry.
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Hell pay for my plane ticket and ill do it for free!

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Hey no prob! Hope they get it all fixed up for you!!
My jeep just had the same problem yesterday! I have a 1998 2.5l. Do you think it could be the same problem? And if so would I look in the same place?
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98's don't have a timing belt. They have a chain. Unlikely that wound break ... Will your jeep turn over and just not fire?
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570!!!!!! Did they put on the gold belt option??!!! That should be no more than $300 and that I think is high!!! Wow. Sorry.
Timing belt job on that motor (with new water pump, can/crank seals, coolant etc). would be over $650 at the shop I used I work for. $570 is a pretty good deal.
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Timing belt job on that motor (with new water pump, can/crank seals, coolant etc). would be over $650 at the shop I used I work for. $570 is a pretty good deal.
I had a PT cruiser done at a dealer for $500 and you have to take off a fender to do it. 570 is WAY too much. That should be no more than 300. But then again shops wanted over 500 for one ball joint on the same car. Shops love to charge $$$$
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98's don't have a timing belt. They have a chain. Unlikely that wound break ... Will your jeep turn over and just not fire?
Exactly. But for some reason it will intermittently start up and sometimes it won't. Could it be the fuel pump or fuel injectors? (It does turn over)
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570!!!!!! Did they put on the gold belt option??!!! That should be no more than $300 and that I think is high!!! Wow. Sorry.
There doing the package timing belt water pump idler pulley and some other internal parts
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:37 PM   #27
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Exactly. But for some reason it will intermittently start up and sometimes it won't. Could it be the fuel pump or fuel injectors? (It does turn over)
Could be... Also it could be something wrong with the distributor or wires...

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