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Old 08-14-2011, 07:44 PM
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dead spot

i have a 89 2.5....i just recently got it back from my mechanic for problems with it dieseling and a high idle. before i took it in i replaced the EGR and map sensor. while at the garage they replaced the distributor, plugs, cap and wires (all of which were replaced about 5000 miles ago when i put a new engine in). the mechanic also put a hold down over the distributor so it can be adjusted (this i thought was an ingenious idea considering they are non adjustable). it was running good for a day until i took it to the car wash. i hit the firewall and fenders but tried to stay away from the engine and electrical parts. so now it ha NO power and dead spots when accelerating. it is also still dieseling, which may or may not be a result of the car wash. i should also add the emissions light is on. the jeep itself has 70,000 miles on. there is also a strong odor of gas i have noticed. the engine has 5,000. the dieseling was present before the engine change, any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 08-15-2011, 09:42 PM   #2
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make sure the inside of your dist. cap is dry. remember your motor is not a pair of jeans. you have to be careful at the the carwash . i am not saying this because i think you are dumb,i am saying this because i have done it. put your hood up on a nice day and let the the sun get to it .

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Old 08-15-2011, 10:58 PM
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yeah, i thought about that and the possibility of water being in there. i have not opened up the hood or checked in the cap yet. but its been about a week. i will check under the cap tomorrow.
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