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Unread 10-13-2013, 01:59 PM   #1
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Sputtering/loss of power in 1st-3rd gear

I've got 1994 wrangler with the 4.0 HO. It's lifted And has big tires. Anyways if I'm at low rpms and just cruising through town in a low gear it kinda sputters and makes the whole jeep shake. I just bought it and it's alway done this. I did a full tube up and it helped but it still sputters. It's got gears and a locker too. Anything helps thank you

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Unread 10-15-2013, 08:09 AM   #2
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The gearing has no direct electrical connection so I am wondering if you are dealing with a rpm issue or loading issue. Does it do it all the way through the gear range in 1/3? Start by checking your fault codes and post back what you get.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/h...codes-1257145/
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Unread 10-15-2013, 08:39 AM   #3
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No it's just when I'm starting I think it's just my locker engaging
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Unread 10-15-2013, 08:50 AM   #4
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Only in 1/3? Any fault codes?
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Unread 10-15-2013, 09:03 AM   #5
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It's 1st gear and sometimes 2nd and sometimes even 3rd. To be honest I think it's just my inexperience of driving it I mean I just bought it. And I'm at work so I can't check the codes yet. But It might be just be not giving it enough gas but I'm not very experienced with jeeps it's my First one
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Unread 10-15-2013, 09:59 AM   #6
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The link in my post tells you how to check codes. You will get use to the jeep!
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Unread 10-15-2013, 10:12 AM   #7
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Yeah I checked it out. That's awesome that I don't need a computer! Haha thanks for that. I'll do it right when I get off. Also though I should start a new thread but do you know much about leef springs?
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Unread 10-15-2013, 10:15 AM   #8
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I am a electrical kind of person. There are many many many people here that know the suspensions better then I do. Post it up to a new thread. The Thread title will get you headed in the right direction by getting the peoples attention that do.
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Unread 10-15-2013, 10:20 AM   #9
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Alright thanks. I'll get back once I check the fault codes
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Unread 10-15-2013, 06:01 PM   #10
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Which makes sense since 24 is the throttle sensor
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Unread 10-15-2013, 06:02 PM   #11
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Which makes sense since 24 is the throttle sensor
The codes it gave me were 12 24 and 55
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Unread 10-16-2013, 08:37 AM   #12
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I think your 24 is a 33. You should always see 12, 33, and 55. It sounds ok.
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Unread 10-16-2013, 10:53 AM   #13
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No haha it's it was most certainly a 24 which is the tps censor
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Unread 10-16-2013, 11:29 AM   #14
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Are you seeing a 33? You always, and I do mean always get a 33. Maybe video it to youtube and post a link so I can see the flashes.
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Unread 10-16-2013, 01:54 PM   #15
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It gives a 12 24 and a 55 to end. It flashes twice fast then a break then 4 quick flashes. I read online that 24 means the tps sensor. I then googled and found a forum with guys having the same problem as me and it was there tps sensor
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