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Unread 07-15-2015, 03:50 PM   #1
jerseygirl0820
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help with my 87 wrangler Jeep YJ

so i bought this jeep and although people say its ugly or a bad choice i love it. This am i was doing a k turn and it stalled mid way thru. so in the middle of the street .. paniced ... it started right up no issue,, but when i go to reverse it shuts off. weird if you held the brake and gassed it you could get it to stay on..

last weekend i had it out no real issues, except that its started bogging after 45 miles an hour - ike it wants to go but does .. i am hoping its not any major .. thinking

tourque convertor, fuel pump or maybe something electrical

does anyone know if the tranny has an electrical celenoid in this 1987 wrangler - YJ 6 cycl.


appreciate your help

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Unread 07-15-2015, 08:52 PM   #2
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Do you know what your idle is when it's in gear? Could be that it's set to low and causing it to stall under the load in reverse. There's a few things you can do to help make it run better but I know NJ inspection is rough (grew up in trenton). If you don't have a tach Google 87 yj idle speed adjustemt or screw and try adjusting it up alittle. The carbs on the 87-91 are know for going bad pretty easily.
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Unread 07-16-2015, 05:09 AM   #3
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How old is the gas filter? They are only good for a year or so on a daily driver. Be sure it sits level with the return line at 12:00.
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Unread 07-16-2015, 07:01 AM   #4
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No solenoid. Are you ok with turning a wrench on your vehicle? Do you have to comply with emissions test?
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Unread 07-16-2015, 07:30 AM   #5
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Someone thinks the YJ is ugly?
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Unread 07-16-2015, 08:19 AM   #6
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She gets it.
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Unread 07-16-2015, 08:37 AM   #7
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As people help you through your repair troubles, post pictures of your jeep and we will tell you what an awesome correct choice you made in vehicles.

Also, the jeepforum is very good at diagnosing YJ problems. If you need your vehicle fixed right away to get to work, then take it to a shop. If you want to save a lot of money, or if you just WANT to do it yourself, the jeepforum members will work you through it, but since it is an internet forum, it can take a while to run a suggested diagnostic, then come back with the results, then get the next test to run, repeat, etc.
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