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No. I haven't had a chance to get it to a store where I can use an ODBII thing. Is there another way? I heard something about turning the ignition on 3 times but that didn't seem to work.
That isn't working on this car. Just the mileage is displayed.
More like the whole engine has lost power - with a few spits and sputters randomly. When I press on the pedal, it starts to gain rpm ... but then bogs, spits, coughs, sputters. I let up and it seems to try to run smoother at that rpm... if it doesn't need power (for instance, going up a hill). Sometimes if I keep trying to accelarate, the sputtering gets worse and the whole engine shakes a bit.
I will be going to O'Rielly's today - when my wife gets back from work, to get the ODBII thing. I've never used one so don't know how dependent we are on that?
Yeah... I'm going to try to get to O'Rielly's this afternoon to see about the ODBII reading.
I put in one of my notes that I've replaced the Crank postion sensor - camshaft one? Didn't know there are both.
Its had a full tune up as all plugs, wires, dist cap have been replaced. About the only thing that hasn't been replaced electronically wise is the distributor shaft. Ignition coil and alternator have been replaced as well.
Fuel pump and I believe filter have been replaced.
I've paid for a 'tune up' twice in the last year. Even asked if they did the ODBII reading and they said 'yeah', and nothing more. I asked it it said anything and one said 'Nope' and the other talked about doing the tune-up. So I did it ... again. Ran great for 20 miles - over a three week period.
I do notice the air conditioning unit is squealing - sounds like a bad bearing - but thats the only indication of anything out of whack.
Can I contact you once I have the ODBII readings? If so, how?
Hi... back again.
I didn't get any codes on the ODBII. It did say that only 3 of 6 drive cycles were completed.
So, I reset the engine light to off and drove the jeep to take back the ODBII. Ran pretty crappy all the way there - engine light didn't come back on. Bought some Seafoam. Drove back home - ran pretty crappy all the way back. Turned it off, poured in the bottle of Seafoam and let it run.
I did notice that it surges a hundred plus or so rpm - sometimes in 10-15 second cycles - sometimes up to 30 second cycles. Almost like when the air conditioner kicks in - although its winter and its not on. Plus, the compressor is free wheeling.
I'm at a loss as to what to do. Have put lots of parts in to no avail. The vehicle is worth every penny so I'm not wasting that - but I do need it to be dependable. You've heard the story...
Any direction I should be heading next?
Thanks for getting back to me Amedee.
I can only sense the surging at idle.
WOT - it bogs... spits a bit, chokes, gasps and is guttless for power. Feels so bad you think its bad for the engine - and I'm sure it is.
I'm sorry I don't know. But had the fuel pump replaced 3 months ago and the guy said it was dead on. Ran ok for a week of light driving... then same symptoms - went to another guy who re-did the tune up. Shortly after, with light driving again, its the same problem.
I did replace the CKP - but can't find reference to CMP. I'll keep checking in the Hayes manual.
And I'll try to find a place that will give a live reading. Hope its mobile.
Thanks for the help. Some value in what you didn't say too.