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Unread 07-25-2013, 01:47 PM   #1
xxwakefreakxx
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89 Islander issues

So I have done searches, am new to the whole jeeping thing.

On my 89 yj 2.5l, cold starting i have to hold the throttle with my foot, runs really rough until it gets warmed up.
To further explain that issue, if i don't let it warm up it will hesitate and shake while driving, acting like it is going to stall.

And the infamous gauges on these things are bugging me, i bought it with only a working speedometer and odometer, added a fuel gauge, all my gauges are dead, tach, stock fuel, water temp, oil pressure and ammeter.
Have cleaned the back of the cluster, cleaned the fuse block on the engine bay side, and checked for continuity in the flexy board.

I don't get any warning lights, no seat belt buzzer, nothing but turn signals, fuel pump starting and radio.

Any thoughts? I am completely lost

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Unread 07-25-2013, 02:08 PM   #2
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When my gauges went out it was because one of the little clip things the fuse slides into had actually broken off, so the fuse wasn't contacting anything on one side. Might be worth trying to check out, I had to replace it with an inline fuse.
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Unread 07-31-2013, 11:13 PM   #3
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I never even thought about that, some of my fuses aren't getting power on either side so that would make a lot of sense.
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Unread 08-27-2013, 08:26 PM   #4
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To follow up on it, got all my silly gauges working, added a new fuse block and all gauges and warning lights work.
the little white and black wire that goes into your flexy board is how i fixed it.
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Unread 08-28-2013, 08:41 AM   #5
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Thanks for posting the fix! Did you fix the warm up issue? I was going to suggest the coolant or air temp sensors.
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Unread 08-29-2013, 09:33 PM   #6
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so far no, i am thinking idle air motor with a mix of bad throttle position sensor, was sitting for a WHILE before i got my hands on it, oil change helped a bit, think i have a bad 02 sensor as well, (runs SO rich that its not funny) and i did adjust my idle motor for 1000rpm, which it seems to like more.
Lately the 4runner (girl and i's project) has been taking all time away from the yj, but i have big plans for it, have a guy that will help me put a sbc 350 in it.
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Unread 08-29-2013, 09:53 PM   #7
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If it it's running rich then you need to fix it first before anything else. The cal sets up everything else off the air fuel mix. O2 or exhaust manifold cracked, leaking, lose bolts or a bad fuel pressure regulator.
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