|12-23-2010 04:52 PM|
|drewcipher88||Good to know!|
|12-23-2010 03:41 PM|
|chadsti||I fixed it. It turned out to be the o-rings where cracked in the 1st and 2nd cyclinder injectors. the cracks where letting air leak into the intake.|
|12-21-2010 08:43 AM|
|chadsti||I bought it at a sketchy place but for a good price, i think it was done there and just took a while to make its way through the fuel sock and such, but if someone did do it to me, i cant change. i gotta tell um like it is, not my fault they dont like it lol.|
|12-15-2010 02:36 AM|
|ALASKA99TJ||sorry couldnt resist, pretty much after you have sugar in your tank your screwed, start all over and um yeah start all over.... just my experience...|
|12-15-2010 02:33 AM|
|ALASKA99TJ||maybe dont make people mad so they pour sugar in your tank? haha jkjk|
|12-14-2010 10:23 PM|
|chadsti||a little update, i dropped it off at a dealer on Sunday for them to troubleshoot. They looked at is a bit monday. they are also stumped. I will update again when i hear more from them.|
|12-10-2010 01:27 PM|
|jeepjones||Sorry I can't be of more help, good luck, if I think of something you haven't already done I'll let you know.|
|12-10-2010 12:36 PM|
|12-10-2010 11:20 AM|
|chadsti||the mechanic put a new one on it. I just tested it with a multimeter and it reads in spec. thanks for your input tho. :-)|
|12-10-2010 04:46 AM|
|jeepjones||I'm sorry that your mechanic has taken you for a ride, I hope you find your problem soon. Have you tested the ignition coil? When a coil is going bad it will idle ok but when a load is put on it it will fire intermittently.|
|12-09-2010 11:25 PM|
|chadsti||I put the oem plugs in. They had no positive or negative effect on the condition. I now think it is either the distributor is out of sync a tiny bit or the pcm is programed wrong.|
|12-08-2010 10:18 PM|
Did you put the right plugs in it?
|12-06-2010 01:47 PM|
I hope they do the trick too. i am in my final year at Vermont Technical College. they have a automotive technology program here. i am going to meet with the head of the program this afternoon to see if he can take a look at it with the schools scopes. I will let every one know what he thinks is going on with it.
I run e3's in my subaru. they made a big difference with engine knocking, when i am forced to get sub-par quality fuel. But the performance mods i have in that car is a little different then my stock jeep.
|12-06-2010 01:16 PM|
Sounds like most everything is new already.
Hopefully using the plugs the engineers designed the head around will do the trick. I have no experience with the E3's, but from I've read they are most likely in the category of "advertising hype."
If it doesn't, try finding someone that has and understands how to use an ignition scope. A performance dyno shop probably has technicians that can.
A good tech with a scope and a bottle of propane should be able to find the trouble in just minutes. Computer scanners won't do much to help.
Sounds to me the required voltage to fire the plugs is more than the ignition can provide. But that doesn't mean the coil is bad. We'll see.
Let us know!
|12-06-2010 12:52 PM|
|chadsti||I was wrong. the Bosch's where in when the PCM died. the mecanic put in a set of motorcraft, then i tried a set of those e3 plugs. i ordered up a set of oem champion's. ill give them a try|
|12-06-2010 12:26 AM|
Bosch? Do a search on here - there are many many threads about how Bosch plugs do that exact symptom!
Or better yet, just put in the right ones.
Please, Let us know how it turns out.
|12-05-2010 10:05 PM|
im not sure. i know i did replace them 3500 miles ago. it ran fine till the day it wouldn't start. then once the pcm was replaced and it would start. it would do it with those plugs. the mechanic put a set Bosch plugs in. then when i got it back i tried a set of those e3 plugs. ill take a look and see what jeep recommends and try them. i hope its just my plugs.
|12-05-2010 09:04 PM|
Ill have to see if the mechanic still has it, go figure its the only thing i didn't get back. Maybe ill take it out and bring to to a jeep dealer to see if they can confirm the fitment.
|12-05-2010 08:55 PM|
Ive never hear PCM failures unless you burn it up.
|12-05-2010 07:44 PM|
it was replaced. I do know for a fact in the week i parked it it failed some how. my code reader would not read the old PCM at all, and the jeep would not start.
|12-05-2010 07:42 PM|
Interesting story there! i pulled one out out of another 1997 wrangler se that was exactly the same as mine in every way. the mechanic told me the one i had for an auto and the jeep dealer could not program. so he got me one off ebay. i do know he took it to a jeep dealer and they programed it for him. he had them bill me.
|12-05-2010 07:19 PM|
|12-05-2010 06:44 PM|
Was OK, parked a week - now the PCM is the wrong one? Santa's elves needed the PCM but left the wrong one it it's place?
OP said """""it will immediately buck and start to backfire"""""
How will backfiring in the exhaust make it buck?
Backfiring in the intake will.
|12-05-2010 01:30 PM|
|jasonwrangler||did you check if the PCM is the right one? just a thought. seem like the Fuel Injection map is totally off and the rev limiter is wrong too.|
|12-05-2010 01:23 PM|
|12-05-2010 01:21 PM|
The backfiring is due to excessive raw fuel being in the exhaust tubes; the cats will ignite it when conditions are right and there is oxygen to burn. On a PCM-controlled engine, this should not happen.
If someone did sugar the fuel tank, something in the fuel system may have been damaged and overlooked. I'd take it to another mechanic who specializes in Jeeps and get another opinion. It could be something as simple as a damaged fuel pressure regulator, an emission-related sensor or even a simple intake air leak. Hooking up a code scanner and comparing o2 sensor voltages should confirm fuel system problems, while other simple tests will pinpoint any air leaks if present.
|12-05-2010 01:14 PM|
I'll ask one more time because it's exhibiting the typical common symptoms -
Are the spark plugs the same ones the underhood label calls out?
Not what the parts idiot says works better, not what your neighbor says, not advertising hype says, not what fits a Yugo, not Bosch - but the EXACT SAME ONES THE FACTORY SUGGESTS?
|12-05-2010 12:59 PM|
Its sounds to me like the timing belt may be worn or have missing teeth, Pull the cover and check the condition of the belt and for residue on the cam position sensor.
Second, its not unusual for mechanics to keep faulty sensors from other jobs laying around to cover there ass when they start swapping parts because they cant diagnose the problem.
I ran my own repair shop for 10 years and i never charged a customer if i swapped a part and it didnt fix the problem, to have that many sensors go bad at once ?
Aint no way, get your money back, sue if you have to. PUT EM OUT OF BUSINESS !
|12-05-2010 12:34 PM|
this morning I went to the parts store and picked up a distributor pickup. it was only 20 bucks so i figured i would try it. It did not help.
i had a new upstream o2s from another jeep. i also installed that to see if that would help, it didn't also.
i plugged my code reader in to see if there was any pending codes. there was one it was p0500. Vehicle Speed Sensor Malfunction. So i looked at mine, the shaft that goes into the transfer case wouldn't spin easily. so i replaced it with a new Vehicle speed sensor. this did not help the backfiring issue however.
I took a video with my phone. this is exactly what it is doing.
1st time i slowly push the gas to WOT
2nd time i push the gas right to WOT
3rd time i slowly push the has to about half then i quickly push it the rest of the way to WOT
4th time i slowly push the gas to WOT again
|12-05-2010 08:21 AM|
when he had it the condition would improve a little after the sensor was change, tho it is still not driveable in realworld conditions. I put the new MAP on just because i had received two for another jeep i had. i figured it couldnt hurt. However he is telling me know if i run it it will go away on its own, and ya he just doesnt wanna lok at it any more all that it.
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