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Old 09-29-2008, 02:56 AM   #1
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Semi Stalling in 98 Wrangler

Hey guys. I am new here but I have a very odd problem. I currently have a 98 jeep wrangler with 150,000+ Miles on it. When I hit a bump the vehicle stops accelerating and drops about 10mph (during this time i cannot accelerate at all) then I get a funny smell and i can continue accelerating again. After that my gas gauge goes down past empty until I turn the car off or I hit another bump sometimes it goes back up. I took the air filter off replaced that, and sprayed a whole can of carb/choke cleaner into the air manifold while revving it. This made it idle a bit better but still semi stalls on me. Please help with any ideas b/c I'm tight on money and don't want to involve a mechanic if I don't have to.

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Old 09-29-2008, 10:36 AM   #2
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The key here is the bump causing it, you got a loose wire somewhere, start checking your grounds, my first guess would be the main ground on the battery and the smell is the insulation melting from that small wire that comes off it providing a very temporary ground source till it burns up...
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