I'm sorry you have a great running Jeep YJ. It does happen to the best of us. My advice is that you need to plan ahead to keep your Jeep barely running and in need of replacement parts. Here's the YJ Forum Top 5 Tips to help ensure you always have either a poorly running YJ or at least something that needs doing daily:
1. Throw Out Your Multimeter - not having a basic electrical analysis tool like this will help ensure that when you suspect something is wrong, you can go down the list of sensors and fuses, replacing them one at a time, until you sense something is right.
2. Use Cheap Parts - there is no better way to ensure that the throw out bearing you just replaced will need to be replaced within the year than using the absolute cheapest parts. This holds true for after market sensors and grade 5 bolts as well. If you always want something to do (again) use cheap parts.
3. Mod Madness - many here suffer from this debilitating disease, upgrading or modifying for the sake of upgrading or modifying. Do you absolutely need angry eyes? Naw.. but they look soo cool! How about playing the Treasure Hunt game at the local pic-a-parts to cobble together a Taurs fan mod? That will definitely occupy your time. Now mind you, some (but not all) of these favorite mods are useful and practical, but what you really get is the continual tweaking, adjusting, and scrounging - and that's what keeps you busy. Your jeep may run just fine, but as long as you have something to mod or replace, it's as if it runs horribly.
4. Don't Listen - If you insist upon only doing what's necessary to fit your style/terrain off roading and you refuse to use cheap parts, your only other hope to keep yourself busy with projects and a poorly running YJ is to post up questions here on the forums and then insist on replacing parts that are unrelated to the fixes posted in response. If everyone is telling you to test your TPS, simply state you are replacing your O2 sensor. When that doesn't work, replace random parts - avoiding the actual fix - and you'll be busy for decades.
I know what it's like to have a sound, well running YJ. I was forced to drive it nearly every day. I solved my issue in a rather unique way - I bought a basket case XJ to fix and flip.. two months later and I haven't had a spare minute for my YJ.
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