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Old 03-25-2014, 11:40 PM   #1
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89 YJ dies while turning

My 89 YJ dies while I'm turning and downshifting. Help!!!

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Old 03-26-2014, 08:51 PM   #2
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More details on the engine would be helpful. Engine size, any modifications.

Different engines have different problems/solutions.

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Old 03-26-2014, 09:11 PM   #3
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Sounds like the engine is getting bogged down and can be caused by various issues. If your not very mechanically inclined take a picture of the engine and we'll tell you what you have and try to help with your problem.
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Old 03-26-2014, 09:13 PM   #4
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2.5L four banger or a six??? Carbed or throttle body??? No info in profile so it could be anything help us out post the pictures and we can get you started.

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Old 03-27-2014, 11:34 AM   #5
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^^ Plus, if you have a carb. there's a good chance the float is hanging up.
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