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bmcraddock 08-17-2011 05:08 AM

Help please
Hi guys,

I've recently bought a '97 TJ, which is my first Jeep and great fun, however in the last few days its developed a problem...

Starting is sluggish as if the battery is flat and when it starts it won't idle if I take my foot off the accelerator. It settles down and idles ok after a few minutes and drives fine, however if I blip the throttle then take my foot off it dies. Any ideas what this might be, I live in the UAE and the garages are not always that good so I kind of need to diagnose the problem myself before taking it to be fixed?!


kjeeper10 08-17-2011 05:48 AM

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Need more info :)

Depending on mileage a good tune up including cleaning the TB and IAC Is always first to be recommended.

bmcraddock 08-17-2011 06:44 AM

Brilliant, thanks, will give that a try...

146,000 kms on the clock, is there any other useful info i can give you now to help with the diagnosis?

kjeeper10 08-17-2011 07:02 AM

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I would deff start with the plugs, cheap and easy and go from there. If a tune-up does not help, then you have to look into the fuel system. Almost positive with that mileage (near 160 km) a tune up will help you :)

Wench 08-17-2011 07:31 AM

aside from teh tune-up...

get a can of seafoam and dump it into your fuel tank when you are sitting at 1/4 of a tank..the fuel filter inside the tank may have some trash built up around will also clean your fuel lines and injectors

bmcraddock 08-17-2011 08:17 AM

Brilliant, thanks guys... will keep you posted.

4Jeepn 08-17-2011 08:20 AM

1st I would have the battery checked out. OR swap in a battery you know is good and see what happens.

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