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Unread 03-27-2013, 11:15 AM   #1
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Loss of Power

1989 YJ ... 2.5L, 117,xxxx miles ... Brand new fuel pump. Jeep unforutnately only gets driven every couple months. Noticed this problem the last time i had it out and again this past weekend. Jeep always starts up initially and runs well. After a few minutes of running though, the jeep loses power. You press on the gas and the RPM's increase a little than die down immediately. You cannot feather the gas at all, as it just keeps dying. Upfront i can hear a hissing type sound, also have a smell when this happens. Smells is not burning per say, but more of a strong exhaust type smell. After this happens, if i turn the key off and shut the motor down, as soon as i turn the key and run the motor again the problem is gone. I get full power again upon restarting. Anyone have any ideas where to start with this? Thanks

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Unread 03-27-2013, 11:20 AM   #2
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An '89, so it's carburetoreted - yes? Sounds like it's out of adjustment. My '87 had a similar smell. Adjusted the Carter POS and it runs like a champ. Thing is, I have to readjust it every month or two because the idle mixture screws work their way loose. CAN'T WAIT until Uncle Sam gives me my money back so I can get the Motorcraft 2150!
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Unread 03-27-2013, 01:39 PM   #3
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No carb. It is fuel injected.
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Unread 03-27-2013, 09:27 PM   #4
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Vacuum or exhaust leak. Both play he'll with O2 sensor readings back to ECU which adjusts the mixture if fuel to air. So it becomes a performance problem. Find and repair the hissing sound and see what that does. The TBI is usually really dependable.
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Unread 03-28-2013, 06:43 AM   #5
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Check your vacuum lines too. I have learned the even a pinched line can cause issues like this. So not only check for leaks but check for a pinched line also. I know I am MPFI and you are TBI but alot of the troubleshooting is the same. Particularly check the map sensor vacuum line. The TPS uses it as a reference. For example When I replaced my enfine i broke a ccv vacuum line. I capped it off temporariliy and it threw a TPS code. Once I fixed the line no more code.
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Unread 03-28-2013, 07:17 AM   #6
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Catalytic Converter could be clogged up, might be a reason for your power loss?
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Unread 03-28-2013, 10:18 AM   #7
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Check your egr and egr pipe on the exhaust manifold. You are going to need to loacate the source of the noise and it is a likely canidate.
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Unread 03-28-2013, 12:00 PM   #8
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Check your egr and egr pipe on the exhaust manifold. You are going to need to loacate the source of the noise and it is a likely canidate.
Thats why I was thinking vacuum lines. I had one collapse and crack that made a surprisingly loud whistling noise. I never thought about egr. I guess because I am lucky enough to not have one.
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[QUOTE=Magnum;14117863] I gave the Jeep the required offering of $$, sweat, and blood, and everything works fine now. -- Jim[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=ldso;16498409]. It started with a $200 axle, and a few thousand dollars later I was done :)[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=Luuca;16122017]diagnose the real issue before you start going all Obama on it - spending mad cash you'll need for other important things.

Ask me how I know...[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=Overhead;17658665]this is also my second set of RC springs this year. I'd rather spend the money again and get something that will last.[/QUOTE]
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