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Old 03-30-2013, 10:08 PM   #1
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Help please..

To start please know that I am VERY beginner at this. I did have a big brother who taught me some basics growing up, but So far everything I've done Is self taught off the Internet lol
Anyway, I am working on a '97 jeep TJ 2.5L It doesn't appear to have had much, if any, maintenance.
So the problem is, it has very little power- especially uphill, it sputters, revs after driving for 10 minutes (perfect for the first 5/10) it then floods and dies, can't be started for the next couple hours.
So far I've changed the oil, plugs, wires, tranny fluid, coolant, power steering, alternator, battery, cleaned the TB, unplugged the O2 to see if that helped.
Oh and when I cleaned the TB the MAP, TPS, and IAC plugs were all covered in oil??? I have read many places that this is normal, but it REALLY doesn't seem right to me.
So what now?? Funds are not unlimited, so I'm trying to keep it cheap and easy so I was hoping to avoid changing the fuel pump...maybe the sensors?? lol thanks so much!

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Old 03-30-2013, 10:30 PM   #2
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air clearner maybe choking out. its goyta breath..

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Old 03-30-2013, 10:35 PM   #3
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Sorry, forgot to mention I changed that already too
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Old 03-31-2013, 02:02 PM   #4
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It sounds like you have an intermittent circuit loss or low current to the Camshaft sensor. Test the circuit to this sensor and if is within operational specs, then replace the sensor. this sensor is located on top of the distributor shaft, under where the distributor cap used to be located.
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