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Old 02-10-2010, 05:15 AM
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won't start in the cold

I have a 94 2.5 that I just bought. when it's cold I turn the key and no fuel pump niose. If I cycle the key 3 times no cel light or codes. if I turn it over for a 5 minutes (with pauses in between to avoid burning the starter) the fuel pump comes to life and then my cel is on as well as my brake light which flash as I turn it over. It finally fires and pops and runs like crap after 2 minutes or so it dies and no sign of life again for 5 or so minutes. then it will start and run again but only at idle if i hit the gas it sputters and pops. This all continues for about an hour with the tachometer dying and clicking noises under the hood. once it gets nice and warm inside the cab it runs beautiful? I can shut it off and start it until it cools down. (2hrs. or so) at this point I get codes: 12,33,54,55 I do not have ac yet I get a code for it? I am lost but I have a suspicion it is the ecu? any thoughts? I appreciate any help.
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Old 02-10-2010, 03:51 PM   #2
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If its the original ECU or whatever they call for this year, I would bet on that.

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/w steel half door and slider windows
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Old 02-10-2010, 04:39 PM
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great thanks I appreciate the help. tonight it started right up no prob went for a sweet ride with the wife and kids. I shut it off for 5 minutes and lost spark 5 minutes later started right up and ran beautiful..???? other than that my first yj ride was awesome. I forgot to mention I have a brand new 880 cca battery. are the napa computers any good?
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