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Old 03-09-2012, 01:28 PM   #31
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Sounds like you need a car cam to catch the moment on tape.
Tried that... Trust me. I have like 10 different videos but hardly noticeable on it lol
The mechanic asked "is that a cam? Clever!"
I have a Mino Cam

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Old 03-09-2012, 01:34 PM   #32
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i didnt know how to explin it better than a big black nipple lol, ask him to show you where is the brake vaccum line!!!!!

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i didnt know how to explin it better than a big black nipple lol, ask him to show you where is the brake vaccum line!!!!!
That literally made laugh!!! My dog was looking at me like I'm crazy haha.
I'll ask him where it is.
The mechanic is awesome and his dad gave me a ride home. I'm like 16mi away and he's gonna pick me up. It's almost like concierge, that plus we hung out once, so I trust him. =)
Also, I spoke to his mechanic employee and since we're both Hispanics I tried to also explain to him what was going on (in Spanish).
My baby is in great hands.
Fingers crossed and hope they find what's going on.
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:50 PM   #34
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trust me with the seafoam youll love the difference, let me know what was the problem!
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:53 PM   #35
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in what circumstance its doing the sputtering etc etc?
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Old 03-09-2012, 02:00 PM   #36
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How long has it been since you gave the Jeep a FULL tuneup?

I'm not talking doing an oil change, and changing the air filter, I'm talking about the following:

-Replace Distributor cap and rotor
-Replace spark plug wires (ALL 5 of them, including the one from the coil to the dizzy)
-Replace O2 Sensor
-Replace Spark plugs
-Replace air filter
-Replace fuel filter
-Replace MAF
-Replace CPS
-Flush and replace coolant (should be done every 2 years)
-Oil change (including oil filter, probably a good idea to run an engine flush inside before you change the oil- seafoam works great. Usually should be done every 5-10,000 miles depending on if you use a regular or synthetic oil)
-Fuel Injector cleaner in gas tank (you need a full tank of gas for the stuff to work properly)
-Replace ALL vacuum tubing (since it's probably the original tubing and it's not the best of tubings in the first place)

You will be glad you replaced all of that, the 2.5L engines are bulletproof but only when they're tuned up. They like lots of love and attention for them to be happy. If it doesn't run like new after that I'd say something else is up (such as a possible blown head gasket). But let's just arrogantly assume it will run like new after all of that has been done

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I had a sputtering issue with my Jeep before. Turns out my plug wires weren't making good contact and causing all kinds of chaos.
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I got it n November and I haven't done that. =(

I should huh?

They checked spark plugs and cables and stuff and they said it was good....
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I might just do all this on my next paycheck.
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:01 PM   #39
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The faster you surrender to Micke and his needs the better lol

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Old 03-09-2012, 04:12 PM   #40
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I got it n November and I haven't done that. =(

I should huh?

They checked spark plugs and cables and stuff and they said it was good....
I never trust someone else working on my Jeep and for good reason.. Even if they are the best in town, still doesn't mean they won't try to screw you over by overcharging for work, or telling you that something needs to be done, but really doesn't...

Generally, every time you do an oil change (let's stick with every 5000 miles on 10W-30 non synthetic) you should also replace the air filter and put fuel injector cleaner into the tank. Also rotate the tires as well. Oil change kits are ~$20 from AutoZone, air filters are ~$8, and fuel injector cleaner is ~$5.

Every 4 oil changes (or 20,000 miles) you should replace the spark plugs, cap, and rotor. It's about $30 in parts, ontop of the oil change and air filter/injector cleaner.

Every 2 years you should replace your plug wires, fuel filter, and coolant, as well as do an engine flush with either SeaFoam or MotoFlush. I have heard you can also use diesel (don't quote me on that). You should also replace your O2 sensor and CPS. If you are in an emissions testing state, best to do these things before you get your Jeep SMOG tested. You shouldn't have to replace the MAF sensor as it's not under a lot of stress compared to the O2 or CPS.

Also, it's not required or anything, but replacing the water pump every 4 years or so doesn't hurt anything. Same goes for the thermostat.

If you buy an OEM MAF sensor, OEM CPS, and OEM O2 sensor they should be good for quite a long time (10+ years). But keep in mind they're a bit pricey compared to aftermarket. Same goes for the vacuum tubing, you shouldn't have to replace it more often than every 10 years.

If you take care of it, the 2.5L will run over 1,000,000 miles, without giving you much issue
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:26 PM   #41
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I never trust someone else working on my Jeep and for good reason.. Even if they are the best in town, still doesn't mean they won't try to screw you over by overcharging for work, or telling you that something needs to be done, but really doesn't...

Generally, every time you do an oil change (let's stick with every 5000 miles on 10W-30 non synthetic) you should also replace the air filter and put fuel injector cleaner into the tank. Also rotate the tires as well. Oil change kits are ~$20 from AutoZone, air filters are ~$8, and fuel injector cleaner is ~$5.

Every 4 oil changes (or 20,000 miles) you should replace the spark plugs, cap, and rotor. It's about $30 in parts, ontop of the oil change and air filter/injector cleaner.

Every 2 years you should replace your plug wires, fuel filter, and coolant, as well as do an engine flush with either SeaFoam or MotoFlush. I have heard you can also use diesel (don't quote me on that). You should also replace your O2 sensor and CPS. If you are in an emissions testing state, best to do these things before you get your Jeep SMOG tested. You shouldn't have to replace the MAF sensor as it's not under a lot of stress compared to the O2 or CPS.

Also, it's not required or anything, but replacing the water pump every 4 years or so doesn't hurt anything. Same goes for the thermostat.

If you buy an OEM MAF sensor, OEM CPS, and OEM O2 sensor they should be good for quite a long time (10+ years). But keep in mind they're a bit pricey compared to aftermarket. Same goes for the vacuum tubing, you shouldn't have to replace it more often than every 10 years.

If you take care of it, the 2.5L will run over 1,000,000 miles, without giving you much issue
Wow very informative!
But given the fact that I don't have any mechanical knowledge whatsoever.... I have no choice/option.
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:52 PM   #42
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BTW how much would a tune up like what @Xpress mentioned cost at a shop? Anybody ? Just a guess based on your guys's experience.
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about 300 to 400$ (Canada quote lol)
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Oil changes tend to run around $25-$30 depending on who you take it to. Some shops charge to add air filters in, others don't, it depends. Takes all of 20 seconds to swap air filters. Tire rotations also depend on how the shop charges. Some of them have all in one packages where they will inspect your brakes, rotate the tires, change the oil and some of them even do air filters in the package price.

Shops normally call an oil change, tire rotation, brake inspection, etc. a Minor Service because it's a small service between major service intervals.

Intermediate Services are normally services that include a bit more. The oil change, tire rotation, brake inspection, etc is included, but they also replace the plugs, cap/rotor, run a fuel injector cleaner in the tank, and do an inspection of the suspension components as well as driveline components. Again, different shops charge different rates for services so it varies but you might expect to pay anywhere from $150-$200 for all of that as a fair price.

Major Services tend to include everything from the Intermediate Service, but they also replace the fuel filter, clean out the throttle body, run an engine treatment through the intake (generally they connect it to the brake booster line, it cleans out EVERYTHING in the intake and exhaust) as well as do other major components like replacing the water pump, some shops will resurface your brake rotors, flush out the power steering and brake fluids, etc.

What you get with each service entirely depends on who you take it to. If you don't want to do anything yourself then the best thing I can suggest is to do some shopping around, see what shops will do what.

FYI a lot of shops don't consider flushing out your coolant, replacing the water pump, thermostat, O2 sensor, MAF sensor, CPS, and plug wires as a service, normally shops replace those components on an "AS NEEDED" basis...

You would probably be best off finding someone who is very familiar with Jeeps and knows exactly what needs to be done. Preferably someone who isn't a mechanic shop who can do this stuff in his/her spare time. Around here most Jeepers will do it for BBQ and Beer........
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FYI = ?????? (french....)
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FYI = ?????? (french....)
FYI= For Your Information
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Thx again @Xpress very informative I appreciate it.
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FYI = ?????? (french....)
Couple common terms around here:

FYI = For Your Information

BTW = By The Way

AFAIK = As Far As I Know

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Oh idk (I didn't know) that last one lol (laughing out loud) haha
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Oh idk (I didn't know) that last one lol (laughing out loud) haha

I knew that one lol!!!!
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I knew that one lol!!!!
Juuuuust making sure
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Getting OT now...
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Getting OT now...
Nice!!! I'm getting ready to go hit some dive bars
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Is there a particular time when this is happening (when it's hot, when it's cold, high RPM or low RPM)? What about the MAP sensor? There is a vacuum line that runs from the MAP sensor to the throttle body that could be checked for leaks. It controls the air fuel mixture and a leak could throw the mixture off.
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Wow! Just .... WOW!!!!
The mechanic said he drove it and his mechanic drove it all day yesterday... And NOTHING!!! He's came to pick me up in my Jeep and wants to see me drive it and see if it does it. I just drove him to a Honda dealer like 10 miles away on freeway and street and NOTHING!!!!
Seriously???!!!!!! Wtf!!!!
I seriously feel stupid.
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So I'm driving around and nothing yet. Just filled up with premium and added an STP fuel injector cleaner, let's see what happens lol
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I call bs until we see some video of this "engine hesitation"

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I call bs until we see some video of this "engine hesitation"

Lol shush!!! Its hard to catch it on cam! The YJ it's already bouncy !!!
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Really? never notice it
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Really? never notice it
Lol aaaerrrhhhh so frustrating

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