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Old 11-04-2007, 11:22 PM   #1
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Unhappy Jeep dies in reverse

I have a 2001 Jeep Wrangler, Automatic..
When I put it in reverse, most, but not all the time it will idle so low, shudders then dies?? I did replace the throddle position sensor. It did help with the idle part, but not the dying in reverse.. any suggestions. Also my brake lights just quit working, Bulbs and fuses all good. running lights and back up lights work but no brake lights...

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Old 11-05-2007, 11:37 AM   #2
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Not sure about the dieing part. As far as the brake lights not working, check to see if you have power getting back to the bulbs. I would bet its probably the brake light switch.

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Old 05-16-2011, 10:58 AM   #3
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I have a 1995 jeep and the engine dies when i put it in reverse anyone have any suggestions on why?
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Old 05-16-2011, 11:04 AM   #4
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Mine idle's extremely low in reverse almost dies. Hopefully Jerry Bransford will chime in
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Old 05-16-2011, 12:07 PM   #5
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alright guys this used to happen to me and it started happening in drive when i would stop... it would idle low and die out. i used SEAFOAM to clean the engine and immediately fixed my idle and this problem went away. i would suggest all of you to use seafoam it worked for me at least. i sound like a commercial lol but it made my idle like perfect again.
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i used the whole can. 1/3 of it i put in the oil like how u would put oil in, 1/3 in the fuel tank and 1/3 in the brake booster line on the far right of the engine. on the can it tells you how to do this. for the brake line u turn on the engine and give it some gas let it suck up that seafoam turn off the engine and turn it back on in 5 minutes or so and let it run and you will notice a lot of thick exhaust smoke thats the product cleaning out the carbon buildup in the engine. there are youtube videos of this look it up.
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I have used three cans of the seafoam in the gas tank but i havent tried it in the oil or break lines, thanks for the tip i will get some more and try it.
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I have used three cans of the seafoam in the gas tank but i havent tried it in the oil or break lines, thanks for the tip i will get some more and try it.
You don't put it in the Brake Lines. Only the Brake Booster Vacuum Line.
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Old 05-20-2011, 06:54 PM   #11
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You don't put it in the Brake Lines. Only the Brake Booster Vacuum Line.
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