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Unread 12-20-2012, 11:30 AM   #1
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Gotta get rid of this computer!

Having major issues with engine performance! Just traded for the YJ and the PO rebuilt the engine his self, could not get it to run right and gave up.

So I've checked the timing, TDC #1 valves closed on #1 etc. Engine will run but misses and from the look of the plugs its running rich. Been reading lots of threads but not finding anything that has helped. This is my first 4 cyl Jeep and not real up to speed on them, but i have found that this engine configuration was used only in 87 and 88 year models. As it is a TBI system I'm ready to jerk the TB and electronic ingition and go old school, but I've yet to find any write ups on this mod.

I'm sure someone has done this before. I have a Motorcraft version of the webber carb i could rebuild and use, if it will work on the 2.5l, provided i can get someone to point me in the direction of which dizzy to use.

I've read about the brain surgery thing and from what I've read i don't think it applies to the setup in my YJ.

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer!

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Unread 12-20-2012, 11:49 AM   #2
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The TBI is almost too simple to work on and get to running perfect. You need to start out with a good understanding of it and then check simple things like , compression, weather the timing is set correctly, if there is enough fuel pressure.
Again its TOOOOOOOO simple.
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Unread 12-20-2012, 01:42 PM   #3
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Timing on the 2.5 is set by ecu at 8 degrees BTC. If it is running rich it could be several things. Tstat 195 should have operating temp at 210. O2 sensor , temp sensor for air and water on intake. TPS on throttle body, map sensor on firewall. Leaking vacuum lines. All players because they talk to ecu which decides fuel air mixture and timing.
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Unread 12-20-2012, 05:35 PM   #4
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I'm fimiliar with all the componets, just not having any luck at cleaning up the PO's mess!

I found the temp gauge wire loose under the hood and can't find a temp sended anywhere.

ISM is not connected and appears to have had a hammer taken to it!

Most vacuum lines appear in-tact but I've not sprayed them down to see if i get an RPM increase.

Here's a posser shot after i got it running a little bit last evening.



Considering that I have less than $2000 cash invested in this, I feel I'm doing okay for now.

Maybe I'll put a ISM in it and change out the t-stat and existing senders and replace those that are missing and see how she runs.

I like the FI , but i hate the headsches when it comes to cleaning up someone elses FI mess!

You should see the mess they made of the 3" body lift!
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Unread 12-20-2012, 08:14 PM   #5
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Fortunately my PO did nothing but drive it. No butchered wires no mechanical who ha at all and n o real rust as those from back east show us. So mine was really easy to work on. If you need anything post it up we have the answers I chased all mine trying to pass a NV smog so I got really good at all that crap that talks to the computer to fix the timing and mixture. Found all my answers here in mutiple threads.
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Unread 12-20-2012, 08:54 PM   #6
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For a split second I imagined your jeep had a jet engine.... then I realized it was only a rim...
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Unread 12-20-2012, 09:06 PM   #7
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I only wish it was turbine powered. Then I could combine two of my hobbies off roading and flying. I haven't worked on a gasoline injection system in years, been working on diesel injection systems for the last 10-15 yrs and I gotta get myself back in that swing. I was working as a Chrysler mechanic before I got out of high school. Then about 5 yrs outta HS I started working on heavy equip. And now I must retrain to work on little stuff again.
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Unread 12-20-2012, 09:43 PM   #8
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Or you could get rid of the hamster wheel and drop a diesel in your Jeep!
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Unread 12-20-2012, 10:43 PM   #9
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Some how I don't see a c13 cat fitting under the hood of a YJ.
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Unread 12-20-2012, 11:28 PM   #10
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Brought home fuel pressure gauge and a few other tools that for some reason I've not used in 10 plus years and will try and see what I find this weekend.
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Unread 12-22-2012, 10:46 AM   #11
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This morning i found the O2 sensor unplugged and still no luck finding the temp sensor.no place to just connect the fuel pressure guage so i'll have to install a tee to get fuel pressure.

On the other hand I have no fire this morning???

I have power to the igniter and I cleaned the connections and grounds and still no fire. to make things worse no one in town has either piece! Is there an aftermarket that will work in place of OEM ignition?
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Unread 12-22-2012, 11:50 AM   #12
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there should be a fitting on the fuel line to the TBI to install the pressure gage.
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Unread 12-22-2012, 02:36 PM   #13
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Ok maybe i've been away from the fuel injected gassers for to long, but then again this jeep dates back before i started working in the car dealerships.

There's no wires coming out of the dizzy? In the chiltons manual I find where the engine should have a sensor on a trigger wheel mounted to the flywheel. guess i try and find a crank sensor first, it will likely be less expensive than the coil and igniter.
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Unread 12-22-2012, 03:15 PM   #14
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what is a igniter in relation to a jeep?
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Unread 12-22-2012, 04:10 PM   #15
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Sorry the guy at O'Reilly's called it that. It's the module under the coil. Maybe the ignition control module. Sorry I'm still retraining myself to get back to gasser terms and not oil burner terms.
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