Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Oceanside, CA, USA
Engine cuts out on highway
Okay, this is getting silly. On the way back from MIT tonight, I had a little episode that crops up every once in a while with my YJ. It's done this maybe six times in the 1½ years I've owned it, but I was wondering if anyone else has had this happen, and what they problem/solution was.
I'll be cruising down the highway at a comfortable 70 MPH, straight and level. Suddenly, the engine will stop firing for 1-2 seconds, then pick back up like nothing ever happened. It has ONLY ever done this on the highway, and extremely rarely at that; has never ever happened on the trail or in town. Environmental conditions seem not to matter.
But being faced with an involuntary axle swap, I am now wondering if something else is wanting to crap out on me. Year model and mods in the sig.
I'm sure someone's going to want to suggest replacing normal wear components of the ignition. I've done that (plugs, wires, cap & rotor all <1 year old), and had the injectors cleaned.