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Jeep Wrangler Maintenance and Repair Questions (1997 - 2006)



  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    ..........sometimes doesn't want to move when I accelerate.

    Could you explain that a little more clearly?
    For instance, is it from a stop or while moveing? Does the engine rev up but you don't move or go any faster, or does the engine speed remain the same when you put your foot on the gas?
  • Both would be true, when I'm at a stop the vehicle feels like it wants to move, when i'm driving and I want to accelerate nothing happens, the engine doesn't rev it just doesn't seem to respond. So the engine seems to remain the same. I looked up as much as I could find and everything seemed to point to TPS so I changed it and nothing was different.
  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    .................................everything seemed to point to TPS so I changed it and nothing was different.

    That would be true of the MAP sensor as well, but faults with either of them will usually throw up a code.
    It's beginning to sound like it's fuel related rather than electrical.
    Possibly water contaminated gas, a partially blocked fuel filter, or maybe a failing fuel pump.
    If it's any of those then the tank will have to be dropped to access the pump and filter, and to drain the final amount of gas.
  • 2001 wrangler sport Thinking of replacing soft top with :
    Safari Header top
    Duster Deck Cover
    Question: How water tight would it be?
    What problems to expect?
    Also, any recommendations on cheap replacement of rear deck carpet.
    Any ideas appreciated
  • erickplerickpl Posts: 2,735
    Not very watertight unless you get the wraparound windjammer and have the door surrounds.

    Recommendations on rear deck carpet? Line it with Monstaliner or Line-X.

  • had new spark plugs put in yesterday today will not start the battery is good could it be the spark plugs
  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    had new spark plugs put in yesterday today will not start the battery is good could it be the spark plugs

    Highly unlikely. What year, what engine?
  • erickplerickpl Posts: 2,735
    Did you keep the wires going to the right plugs? If you didn't plug the wires into the right plugs, it won't fire properly.

    If it worked before you changed the plugs and not after, you apparently didn't do something right.

  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    edited November 2010
    Did you keep the wires going to the right plugs?

    That was my first thought, but as no details were given as to engine and year we don't know if was a model with a coil rail.
  • hey folks, :sick:

    once again I am turning to the people of the most trustworthy repair forum I know for guidance in things vehicular maintenance. Yesterday I ventured to replace the thermostat on my 2000 wrangler with the 4.0 6cyl. After several cheap busted duralast gaskets (curse them) i finally got the housing to seal to the block without spewing antifreeze everywhere. then I went to put the belt back on and ran it through all the pulleys (flat to flat ribbed to ribbed) and when I went to put the last part on, i slipped it right over the idler pulley without any trouble at all. now there is a good inch or two of play in it and when i crank the engine nothing turns but the crank pulley, considering the belt wont catch. i thought, hey maybe i stretched the belt out when i pulled it off, so i went and got a brand new one. same story.
    now Ive tried several different configurations, and none work. also the only one that makes sense is the one that I used originally where i still have some play, also it looks as though the belt would rub between the idler and the tensioner pulley.

    somebody please help me with this, seeing as i need my jeep back ASAP, im a lesser human being without it.
  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    I think it was in 2000 that the idler changed from being manually adjustable to spring loaded.
    Some 2000's had the later type and some the earlier. Which is your's?

    If you had the earlier type then the answer is simple, if it's the sprung type then it's most likely you've just misrouted the belt.
  • What is a good site to post my Jeep for sale? TIA
  • erickplerickpl Posts: 2,735 is probably the most widely known one.

    Also consider ebay...

    Local paper's online section perhaps?

    Craigslist (you'll get a lot of scammers here though, but it's free).

  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,011
    AutoTrader is another, but I've always had good luck with craigslist. I put my van on craigslist last fall and had a couple of decent lookers when I decided to keep it and took the ad down.

    Need help navigating? - or send a private message by clicking on my name.

  • erickplerickpl Posts: 2,735
    Yeah, AutoTrader. For some reason, I just couldn't remember that name!!!

  • my blower works but i cant switch from floor to defrost when i switch them i cant hear anything happening
  • where does the vacuum lines hook up to for my heater on my 97 wrangler. does one hook up to something under my battery.
  • I know it;s a common problem I have a 2000 tj wrangler and it blower motor will not run on any speed I have changed the motor itself and the switch and the resistor under the glovebox still hadnt got it to run, has anybody got any ideas . I have replace just about everything . IM LOST and it's cold in the mornings THANKS
  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    Yes, the vacuum reservoir is in that area.
  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    Before changing electrical components like that you need first to check that current is being delivered to them.

    Your problem could easily be a blown fuse or broken wire.
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