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Unread 10-23-2011, 05:32 PM   #1
Noahkk24
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Horrible Misfire Now No start

Was on the highway and noticed the car jolt for a second when I tried to accelerate. Tried again & same result. I immediately get the car off the highway (Luckily I'm close to home) and take the street way. I notice that when at idle there is almost no real sign of any problems or serious misfiring.

However, when I gave the car gas whether in drive or neutral there was serious misfiring once the car got to 1500rpm+ and it would not let the motor rev much past that at all. Was able to limp home and now, of course the car wont start. It will crank all day but just won't turn over...Help would be appreciated as I have NO clue where to start!!

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Unread 10-24-2011, 11:53 AM   #2
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What motor n type of jeep? Not sure if u have heard about the famous pcm problem.
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Unread 10-24-2011, 03:03 PM   #3
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4.0 Liter...Just changed the CPS
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Unread 10-24-2011, 04:05 PM   #4
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OK, so I resat the plugs on the distributor cap and moved the CPS a bit (The top bolt I used to replace does not fit in perfectly, I have the correct bolt so I'll put that in later on) BUT, it started so my problem has been narrowed down to 2 possibilities. Either the distributor cap is going bad or the CPS is not grounded well...

Either way it goes, the idle is still pretty rough but not horrible like it was...hmmmm
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Unread 10-24-2011, 08:25 PM   #5
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I'm sure you did ur homework. But r u positive the firing order is correct too? Also is clean that throttle body up nice. And clean where those sensors sit by it. Mine was rough n black n I cleaned mine up nice and it leveled out nice. U have any check engine lights on?
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Unread 10-24-2011, 08:42 PM   #6
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check distributor shaft for play. There should be little or no wobble. bad wobble means new distributor time.
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Unread 10-25-2011, 02:32 AM   #7
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The firiing order was actually wayyyyy off...I got that straightened out, I got it running but decided against driving it until I clean up the few other side issues there obviously are. Thanks for the help guys!
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Unread 10-25-2011, 06:05 AM   #8
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Glad I could help.
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