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Unread 04-01-2013, 04:38 AM   #16
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Easy way to find out if its your O2 wires is just to disconnect them. I had the same problem when l ripped my exhaust off.

Simply disconnected the O2 sensor next to the cat and replaced the fuse. Jeeped started first time. Tbh I'm still running with no O2 sensor connected as my mpg hasn't got any worse. 4.0 in my case.

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Unread 04-01-2013, 08:03 AM   #17
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That fuse powers the PCM to supply the 5v necessary for all of the sensors that are monitored by the PCM. If the fuel pump runs continuously with the key on engine off, the fuse is either blown or you have fried the PCM. Locate the problem!!!!! Don't keep replacing the fuse or you will fry the PCM.
The sensors include the cam, crank, tps, map,engine coolant, engine air temp and trans sensor.
Check the routing of all the wires to those sensors and pay close attention to the o2 wire routing near the exhaust manifold. Many guys don't route the wires back to their original place when replacing parts.
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Unread 04-02-2013, 03:48 PM   #18
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so my fuel pump is running continuously and i noticed when i do have the key on the overdrive off button light stays on and no matter if i just push it for a second or i hold it it stays on. still nothing obvious that i can see both from under the hood and all the way under the jeep
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Unread 04-04-2013, 06:24 PM   #19
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I cant remeber what fuse was blowing but one of those under the hood when my O2 sensor plug fell on the drive shaft. Thanks to the guys here at jeepforum! Same symptoms tho!
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