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Old 12-25-2010, 11:16 AM   #1
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Jeep skips and acts like it has no power

So I was driving to Christmas dinner when the jeep loses all power and won't go over 45 with out bucking like it's running out of gas. I can put the clutch in and the engine works fine through the rpm range just when it's in gear.
Checked the engine codes and I got a 12, 31, 21 and of course 55
the 21 is a bad o2 sensor that been that way for a while.
Anybody have any ideas as to where to start?
Worried it's the transmission or clutch. I heard they don't do well with water and I got stuck in a deep puddle about 3-4 weeks ago
Thank and Merry Christmas

oh it's a 97 4.0 5spd

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Old 12-25-2010, 01:57 PM   #2
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Probably got some moisture. I'd start drying out plug wires, distributor, etc.

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Old 12-25-2010, 02:25 PM   #3
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Checked the engine codes and I got a 12, 31, 21 and of course 55
the 21 is a bad o2 sensor that been that way for a while.

Anybody have any ideas as to where to start?
Consider starting with all of the error codes listed.
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Old 12-25-2010, 04:13 PM   #4
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I had a code 21 and replaced the upstream o2 sensor. All is well now.

I also had the hesitation and got rid of it by replacing the distributor cap, plugs and plug wires.

Good Luck.
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Old 12-25-2010, 06:54 PM   #5
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Consider starting with all of the error codes listed.
12 is just the battery
21 I already explained and am not worried about
31 EVAP Purge Solenoid or EVAP Purge Flow Monitor Failure

31 would be the one I am not sure on. I listed the codes for that reason although I was on my phone at the time so a bit limited on what I could really do, sorry.

I am long over due for the cap and rotor and will do that tomorrow anyway but I would think that would cause a hesitation even out of gear when just reving the engine? This only seems to happen when I am in gear
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