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  1. YJ Technical Discussion
    I got a Manual 88 YJ about 6 months ago everything was going fine with it and then about 2 months ago I started having trouble getting it to start. A few weeks ago I had the choke fixed and had no problems at all until recently. I took off driving and it was struggling to gain RPM/Speed in 1st...
  2. YJ Technical Discussion
    Hi, I recently re-acquired my '88 Sahara from my buddy in upstate NY who has been taking care of it for the last 7 years (it was mine since '89). He's thrown a few thousand dollars into it and put on about 18,000 miles and things aren't quite the way I remember them. The big ticket item is that...
  3. YJ Technical Discussion
    I have a 1988 Jeep Wrangler Sahara YJ 4.2L YJ....I have to pump the gas pedal and hold it down when I crank it up. It takes a few times for it to crank over and then I have to slowly let off the gas for it to rev up and then idle. Then when I accelerate from stop to go it is very very sluggish...
  4. Classifieds Archive
    I have my 1988 Wrangler YJ soft top for sale. 4.2l 6 cylinder with AX-15 5 speed transmission. 154,XXX miles. It runs well and shifts clean. I just had over $700 in smog and tune up work done. Smogged and registered through July 2015. Tire are ProComp Xtreme A/T 31/10.5/15 with less then...
  5. YJ Technical Discussion
    Hey there! I am new to the forum and have spent quite a bit of time searching for my answers to a nagging question.....I recently yanked a 4.2l out of the jeep which is now being machined and ported while I prepare the rest of the ride for drive-ability. I did just buy it and the engine...
  6. YJ General Discussion
    My name is Lisa, I was in a motorcycle wreck last year and I love the feeling of the wind on my face, mudding, fishing, basically anything out doors. So I finally got a Jeep 3 weeks ago. Not knowing oh so much I sure have learned a little the last three weeks. Really feels like I've learned...
  7. YJ Technical Discussion
    Hey everyone, I have a 1988 YJ with a straight 4. Im looking into swapping it out for a V8. Any suggestions for what engine i should go for? And how i should go about doing the swap? Thanks!
  8. Pictures Forum
    so i decided before doing my lift, id paint my '88 YJ. currently its the factory paint, khaki metallic. im on the fence about how i should paint it. flat black has always been my favorite paint scheme/color because its so badass, but OD Green is the traditional military vehicle color, and my...
  9. YJ Technical Discussion
    DIAGRAM NEEDED VACUUM LINES TO ENGAUGE THE 4WD. Does anyone have a good diagram for an 88 JEEP YJ 4.2 I6 4WD System. I've got some vac lines cut and dont know where the one from the manifold goes into the front axle. Thank you for all the info.
  10. 1988 Jeep Wrangler Yj

    This is my 1988 Jeep Wrangler YJ folks. Bought it for $5200 two yrs ago. Various mods and parts later, total investment is now $9000 and climbing fast. Vow its a keeper (really) unless I hit the lotto ;)
  11. YJ Technical Discussion
    I have replaced all the lines after my dad removed them all. I probably dont have them in the correct locations. Need a diagram very bad. When it starts it will idle but very rough and smokes pretty bad white smoke. when you press the eccelerator it is very sluggish. Has new accel plug wires...
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