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Old 04-03-2011, 07:55 PM   #1
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Question went wheeling..then jeep wouldnt start

after wheeling/mudding for about an hour this afternoon, my tj wouldnt start back up afterwards. took quite a few tries, with the airbox disconnected. there was some mud in it but not much. on the drive home it drove like sh!t, clutch was horrible, really shaky, then slowly fixed itself. was this just from mud getting in the clutch area or something else i should check out? also came home and cleaned out the airbox and got a new filter.

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Old 04-03-2011, 10:35 PM   #2
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Going fast in puddles can cause that

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Old 04-04-2011, 07:48 AM   #3
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did you chadwick it??
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did you chadwick it??
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Old 04-04-2011, 08:45 AM   #6
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did you chadwick it??
hahahahaa noo i didnt go through anything it couldnt handle. it has 31's and no lift yet so i was careful. i went behind my buddy with a ram 1500 with a 9" lift and 35's so i saw what not to go through.
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Old 04-04-2011, 08:56 AM   #7
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i took my teej out in some mud last summer and the alternator got clogged up with mud had to replace it, same issue jeep wouldnt start and when it did it would only run for 10 mins. my buddy had to use his truck to push me down the road to pop start it a few times
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clean above the skid plate. probably a lot of mud in there. see if that helps
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Old 04-04-2011, 08:59 AM   #9
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Mine runs fine again now, didn't know if there's anything I should check out though
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What year is your tj?
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:15 PM   #13
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i went to the carwash and sprayed underneath, and then went back tonight and sprayed under the hood, disconnected the battery and covered the intake. on the way home it was driving really shaky/jerky once i'd get up to 3rd gear then in 4th gear. would that be because of when i sprayed under the hood at the car wash or
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X2 on the alternator. Mine got soaked. After mudding, it stopped working. It came back on in about a day then the next day, died for good...hopefully your experience goes differently. I got one of those cheap rubber place mats and cut it to cover the passenger side bottom from the fan shroud to the motor mount. Keeps the water and mud off of the alternator but still allows it to cool.
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X2 on the alternator. Mine got soaked. After mudding, it stopped working. It came back on in about a day then the next day, died for good...hopefully your experience goes differently. I got one of those cheap rubber place mats and cut it to cover the passenger side bottom from the fan shroud to the motor mount. Keeps the water and mud off of the alternator but still allows it to cool.
whered you get tis "cheap rubber place mat" i want something to protect my alternator
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There could have been water in your distributor cap as well. This happened to my friends 98 4 cyl and we opened it and sprayed it with wd40 to get rid of the water and then got rid of any dust there and it started right up. Unfortunately he backed through the same puddle to get out and ended up taking water through his intake. That was another problem. It starts fine now but every now and again this happens to him. Needs a snorkel or to just keep treating as it comes.
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There could have been water in your distributor cap as well. This happened to my friends 98 4 cyl and we opened it and sprayed it with wd40 to get rid of the water and then got rid of any dust there and it started right up. Unfortunately he backed through the same puddle to get out and ended up taking water through his intake. That was another problem. It starts fine now but every now and again this happens to him. Needs a snorkel or to just keep treating as it comes.
thanks i'll check that out

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