|04-21-2008 09:59 PM|
I just ordered a 29 tooth gear from ebay. The seller also says he has 27 tooth gear. I mentioned to him that some one i know "might" be interested in it. I'll see what he says and i'll let you guys know.
|04-21-2008 09:41 PM|
|04-21-2008 09:32 PM|
condensation, anyone, anyone?
|04-20-2008 10:50 PM|
my question for all is on condensation. I get water from exhaust dripping from tailpipe and from right in front of muffler through transfer case skid...I think it is more than it should be while idling...I let it idle for about 4 minutes when I ran in the house and had 2 puddles of about 6 inches...whats with that?
|04-20-2008 08:42 PM|
|04-20-2008 08:35 PM|
Unless you are doing almost exclusively interstate hiway driving you really need to replace your plugs. My 98 XJ's plugs used to last about 80,000mi which for me was almost 2 years, when I would pull them the gap would be between .50 and .55 thousands vs the .35 they are supposed to be.
|04-20-2008 01:07 PM|
|04-20-2008 01:05 PM|
|04-20-2008 12:42 PM|
|04-20-2008 12:37 PM|
|nregas1||What kind of age/miles is common for the o2 sensors to need replacing? I'm a bit curious about this b/c I've started to gradually loose some mpg. But the rig only has 50K and is a 2004. Seem to have lost a little power too. Neither symptom is drastic, but power and mpg just doesn't seem to be what it was 6 months ago. And in that same time period the exhaust tip has developed a soot ring at the opening. Dealer just says, "if you drank fuel and then set it on fire in your belly, I bet your exhaust pipe would be black too". Gee thank a-hole. BUT, like the post earlier, I'm not getting any codes.|
|04-20-2008 09:59 AM|
|Gerald||Have just run through a tank of gas and got 280 miles, with a mix of city and highway cruising at 70. Much better since the new O2 sensor. Thanks|
|04-07-2008 01:00 AM|
by that you're saying that after i install my 35s my axles are spinning faster even though i have a bigger radius tires? stock tires my speedo would read let say 60 mph and now when my speedo reads 60 i'm going slower? uuhhh no
impossible is a big word. Try it your self some time.. cruize around town on 2-3 gear and see what mpg you get and then cruize on 5th gear and see what mpg u get.
|04-07-2008 12:12 AM|
|04-06-2008 06:03 PM|
i still have not corrected my speedo gear so thats 115x1.17=135 miles
I still need to run one tank completely as something always happens lol. My first tank after the 35s i took a trip so it was almost all highway. The tank after that my battery died so my odo reset, this is the 3rd tank of gas i think.
|04-06-2008 05:49 PM|
|rockstar4christ||When my bro first got his Tj he got 175 to a tank. Now he gets 215! with our special additives. Like 18mpg I guess.|
|04-06-2008 03:15 PM|
|UNLIMITLESS||O2s and a "Seafoam" cleaning may help. At 5 mpg replacing both O2s would still be less than a couple tanks of fuel.|
|04-06-2008 06:43 AM|
|Gerald||Just fitted a new O2 sensor (what a simple job!!) and will monitor the milage. There was no fault showing on the diagnostic system (dealer level) but the lamda readings were not changing as quick as one would expect. Hope this helps, next thing is gonna be a map sensor (ouch) Hope your problem is easier to find than mine!!|
|04-05-2008 11:56 AM|
|04-05-2008 11:41 AM|
could some one hit soupy with a big book or something for coming here and bragging.
As far as ur problem goes i believe its an O2 Sensor too...you can use a scanner and see what the ECU sees (as in data received from the sensors) I believe autozone will do it for free.
|04-05-2008 10:02 AM|
25.4 mpg in my 2008 Wrangler X (reading right off the gauge on the dash)!
|04-05-2008 08:33 AM|
|richp||O2 sensors can also get what my friend calls 'lazy' which will not throw a check engine light but will hurt mileage.|
|04-05-2008 01:18 AM|
|03-21-2008 11:09 AM|
A sudden drop in fuel economy is often nothing more than the upstream (nearest to the exhaust header) 02 sensor has gone bad. When it goes bad, the air-fuel mixture turns full rich so the mpg immediately goes into the toilet. Older TJs have one upstream 02 sensor, newer TJs have two upstream 02 sensors. Being able to smell gasoline is often another symptom of this problem.
Another possible cause would be a clogged (bad) catalytic converter but my first thought is a bad 02 sensor. And they do go bad, they need periodic replacing.
|03-21-2008 10:49 AM|
|richp||The other biggie is the thermostat, if your jeeps engine does not reach 185F or above the ECU keeps the engine in cold loop which dumps twice the gas in. Our 97ZJ had a stuck open tstat that came out in pieces when I replaced it back in October. That ZJ was getting about 7mpg on the trip home from New Jersey to home in Pennsylvania.|
|03-21-2008 10:27 AM|
|Rawkon||is there en engine light???? id say 02 sensor is the culprit. I have 33s a 3 speed auto, stock 3.73s and i just had a tank of 17 on the highway and 13 while wheeling|
|03-21-2008 06:31 AM|
|JCS05Rubi||Most fuel system cleaners are similar, true, but there is a gentlemen on here (Jerry Bradsworth i believe?) that knows an old school way using water|
|03-20-2008 11:31 PM|
Haha, as far as I know, there's no magic to which fuel system cleaner you use. I think they ultimately all do the same thing.
Your right, you cannot easily replace the fuel filter. As soon as I purchased my TJ I learned that you can only purchase it from the dealer and it comes pre assembled with attached lines. Not to mention what it takes to get to it.
|03-20-2008 05:47 PM|
One of the above posts is parially inaccurate. There is no replacable fuel filter on a wrangler, its a one piece fuel pump assembly inside the tank.
It sounds like your issue is an 02 sensor. Ive have that happen to a 4.0 before, with the same results.
After you figure out which 02 sensor went back, and fix it, you still may want to check your plug wires, air filter, and do a fuel system cleaner (the fuel system cleaning guru should chime in here soon) just for safe measure
|03-20-2008 05:32 PM|
|Gerald||Not too many here, mostly Cherokees. I think there are only about 8000 wranglers in the whole country. Parts are always damn expensive too and I work for one of the only wholesalers that even stock the parts. I find it cheeper to order direct from the states. For example a replacement soft top fabric is sold here for £575 ($1100) it's only $300 in the US!|
|03-20-2008 04:20 PM|
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