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magic21 03-18-2012 05:08 AM

my 99 tj keeps cutting out
when jeep shifts it seems to cut out! if I down shift and bring up the RPMs it will clean it's self out and run find

rigchaser 03-18-2012 03:56 PM

Mine was the Crank Positioning sensor. No engine code? Located below your brake pedal where block and bell housing meet. Easy to replace. If thats the issue.

crallscars 03-19-2012 08:23 AM

had a simular problem, and was directed to replacing the "Distributor Plate" It's inside the distributor where the points use to be, very easy to replace, and a comon problem.

magic21 03-20-2012 06:50 AM

thank you, I will try that today. I will let you know!

magic21 03-22-2012 04:58 AM

looks like the Distributor swtich plate took care of it!! runs good now. THANKS

2002TJ 03-22-2012 07:04 AM

Back in '77 I bought a brand new Dodge van with 318 engine and auto tranny.....10 miles from dealership the distributor shaft ate it's way upwards thru the cap..really, the whole shaft forced it's way up and destroyed the cap and rotor and yanked plug wires off.

I coasted into a parking spot in Kittery Maine right in front of a parts store. They sold my poor ass a new distributor cap and rotor and wires and lent me tools and timing light to install it back to dealer just before closing time and they blew me off cause i was young and stupid and they didn't fix it under warranty.

This Jeep is the first Chrysler product I've owned since....No complaints :)

97flexy 03-22-2012 07:32 AM

so did the OP have a CK engine light on? I'm have'n all sorts of idle and accelerating issues with my heep... it not even fun to drive anymore... It get vapor lock when its warm and I shut it down for a few mins than start back up to drive it. I'l start drive'n it and it will kill it self if I just keep give'n it gas but if I throw it in neutral and rev the crap outta it, it seems to blow that crap past and not do that one issue any more, any yal have that problem? my jeep is a 2.5L, 5speed

crallscars 03-23-2012 07:39 AM


Originally Posted by magic21 (Post 2167748)
looks like the Distributor swtich plate took care of it!! runs good now. THANKS

Glad it worked out for you.

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