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Old 06-11-2011, 01:53 PM   #1
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Jeep died while driving...

Hey guys! I'm new here but I figured i'd join since i'm a new Jeep owner. I had just purchased an 03 Jeep Wrangler(TJ), 90k miles on it and today i was driving home on the interstate and suddenly the check Engine Light came on for a couple seconds and the Jeep died. I tried to start it but the engine wouldn't turn.

Thankfully i bought a warranty, any ideas what it could be?
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Old 06-11-2011, 01:55 PM   #2
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if you want help you need to be more specific.

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Old 06-11-2011, 01:58 PM   #3
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The engine "wouldn't turn"... what does that mean, the starter motor won't crank the engine or it cranks fine but it just won't start?

If it cranks ok but won't start, I'd probably suspect the crankshaft position sensor first, followed by the fuel pump.
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It cranks just fine but doesn't start up unfortunately :-/ I've got it in the repair shop now but just trying to get some ideas...
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Check your o2 sensor wires. Mine was grounded out on the headers. Easy to see and easy to fix. Good luck
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Old 06-14-2011, 06:55 PM   #6
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Just wanted to let everyone know it was the timing belt that went out. My Jeep has 91k miles on it so everyone venturing around that territory might want to check theirs!
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Just wanted to let everyone know it was the timing belt that went out. My Jeep has 91k miles on it so everyone venturing around that territory might want to check theirs!
Timing belt?
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Old 06-14-2011, 07:59 PM   #8
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timming belt ?
i would of gone with just cleaning up the terminals and see if it's a stronger turn over with jumper cables?
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Old 06-15-2011, 01:49 AM   #9
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2.5 and 4.0 has a chain. No belt. Get a different mechanic.
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Old 06-15-2011, 03:44 AM   #10
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If it was timing belt the check engine wouldnt come on. Mine did that and it was the crankshaft sensor.
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Old 06-15-2011, 07:56 PM   #11
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2.5 and 4.0 has a chain. No belt. Get a different mechanic.
X2, If your mechanic sold you a timing belt, Time to find a new mechanic. And get you rmoney back too. They have timing chains and they are good for more that 95,000 miles.
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now lets say he did use the wrong term would a timing chain really be wrong, i don't think it would personaly...

(terminology is one thing, but actually ripping him off is another)

what i've always done in the past is to get a code from a parts store before taking it in to see if it matches up with what the mechanic says... there are several autoparts stores that check codes for free....
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Mine did the same thing and it was the crank sensor also. Might wanna check that out before you lay out all that cash.
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It was definitely the timing belt, sorry that I didn't say chain.

Warranty covered everything.
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It was definitely the timing belt, sorry that I didn't say chain.

Warranty covered everything.
So the mechanic ripped off the warranty company and not you... That's good I guess...
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Whenever you replace a timing BELT on a Jeep, you have to replace both muffler bearings and adjust the Johnson Rod. Did he do that?

Turn him into Consumer Affairs and that insurance company. Put those "fraudulent fakers behind bars, or deport them."
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Whenever you replace a timing BELT on a Jeep, you have to replace both muffler bearings and adjust the Johnson Rod. Did he do that?

Turn him into Consumer Affairs and that insurance company. Put those "fraudulent fakers behind bars, or deport them."
Dude. While your at it new blinker fluid is easier to add when the johnson rod is out.

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