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Unread 10-18-2012, 08:49 PM   #1
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yj idles fine, then sputters, then dies

any help greatly appreciated

im a do it your selfer and love working on cars, but im not a mechanic, so i cant really diagnose.

ok so my yj started sputtering while driving a weeka go, it would quit for a few days, then do it again. changed out the plugs and rotor. tonight it sputtered bad, then just died
i got it home and it idles well, then starts to sputter after a few minutes, then sputters hard and dies
i can start it back up right away and it repeats
any ideas
injectors? o2 sensor, tpc?

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Unread 10-18-2012, 09:11 PM   #2
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oops not enough info

1991 jeep yj, new plugs rotor, fairly new wires and distributor cap

sounds like a bad tps to me, any ideas would help

again it idles few minutes, sputters, sputters hard, then dies. i can then restart no problem and it repeats

now i was low on water but it didnt overheat
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Unread 10-18-2012, 09:23 PM   #3
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What about your fuel filter, fuel pump?
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Unread 10-18-2012, 09:50 PM   #4
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i have glasspacks so cant hear the fuel pump starting or not. havent changed the fuel filters

just went outside and started it and it idled for about 5 minutes no problem, no sputter, no nothing. i shut it off and started again and no problem

tps going bad maybe? fuel pump relay?
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Unread 10-19-2012, 02:50 AM   #5
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If it idles fine and only dies when you accelerate that sounds like fuel filter issue.
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Unread 10-19-2012, 09:29 PM   #6
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Ok replaced the tps and drove fine all day, then started out of nowhere again to buck and cough but it keeps driving
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Unread 04-30-2013, 11:44 PM   #7
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Have you by chance found the issue?
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