NEW YJ owner in SD - JeepForum.com

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 20 Old 11-11-2007, 01:19 AM Thread Starter
Jeebs
Registered User
 
Jeebs's Avatar
2001 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Over there
Posts: 3,386
Yj NEW YJ owner in SD

Hey all!

Well, I just got my hands on a 1990 YJ from my neighbor for $400! Its in relatively good condition but sat for about a year in his garage without being started. So needless to say it needs a tune-up. I live in Poway and the reason I posted this here (as well as the YJ forum) is because I will take any help or suggestions I can get. Whether it be someone willing to help here in town or at least pointing me in the right direction as far as local shops.

Heres what I have done today:

New spark plugs
Oil, oil filter
Air filter
Fresh gas
New battery

The engine turns but does not fire. I am going to check the fuel filter and lines next. The engine is the 2.5L.

I'll be the first to admit I am not a huge wrench head but can learn quickly. I've got the hayne's book already and am using that as a guideline. Any tips or suggestions are always welcome.

Thanks in advance!

-Jason in Poway

Jeebs is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 20 Old 11-12-2007, 10:37 AM
JPJeeper
Registered User
1972 CJ5 
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Fontana
Posts: 1,189
Go to the San Diego thread...

Eric, lives in Poway,

Switch is his board name...

It's the thread always on top...

2006 Unlimited Rubicon
1990 Wrangler YJ
1987 Wagoneer FSJ
1975 J20 Jeep Truck
1967 J3000 Jeep Truck
JPJeeper is offline  
post #3 of 20 Old 11-12-2007, 01:16 PM
EJames1226
Registered User
 
EJames1226's Avatar
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Escondido
Posts: 3,652
The one right below this one.

Damage Initiation Specialist: Eric's Jeep Repair Club, San Diego Chapter
EJames1226 is offline  
post #4 of 20 Old 11-12-2007, 01:44 PM
PR1AWRet
Registered User
2002 KJ Liberty 
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: San Diego/Imperial Beach
Posts: 821
But he will ask for YOUR help.
PR1AWRet is offline  
post #5 of 20 Old 11-12-2007, 01:46 PM
EJames1226
Registered User
 
EJames1226's Avatar
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Escondido
Posts: 3,652
Im guessing his is carb'd, never worked on one of those.

Damage Initiation Specialist: Eric's Jeep Repair Club, San Diego Chapter
EJames1226 is offline  
post #6 of 20 Old 11-12-2007, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
Jeebs
Registered User
 
Jeebs's Avatar
2001 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Over there
Posts: 3,386
It isn't carbed. I can get the engine to fire when I spray the starter fluid into the throttle body but it quickly dies so I am assuming its a fuel delivery issue. I am going to go through the lines and also check the pump.

Where in Poway are you all located? I am kinda near the Garden Rd. area, a bit farther up Poway Rd.

Last edited by Jeebs; 11-13-2007 at 02:33 PM.
Jeebs is offline  
post #7 of 20 Old 11-12-2007, 04:51 PM
EJames1226
Registered User
 
EJames1226's Avatar
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Escondido
Posts: 3,652
Im actually rancho bernardo, Right next to the dennys, on bernardo center drive, near the 15. Probably about 10 minutes from the kragen in poway.

you should PM Jbolty, he lives in cliaremont mesa, near the adult bookstore, just past cheetas, lol. He should know all about it.

Damage Initiation Specialist: Eric's Jeep Repair Club, San Diego Chapter
EJames1226 is offline  
post #8 of 20 Old 11-12-2007, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
Jeebs
Registered User
 
Jeebs's Avatar
2001 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Over there
Posts: 3,386
I was completely wrong in what I said earlier. Its not carb'ed its TBI. I got schooled up a bit by this guy named Jeff who owns a shop in El Cajon. Its sounding more and more like the fuel pump is DOA
Jeebs is offline  
post #9 of 20 Old 11-12-2007, 06:23 PM
EJames1226
Registered User
 
EJames1226's Avatar
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Escondido
Posts: 3,652
Quote:
Originally Posted by NewBlue90
I was completely wrong in what I said earlier. Its not carb'ed its TBI. I got schooled up a bit by this guy named Jeff who owns a shop in El Cajon. Its sounding more and more like the fuel pump is DOA
When do you plan on changing your fuel pump? If you do it tomorow could i stop by and watch/help? Ill probably be needing to change mine soon, wanted to see whats involved in changing it.

I can bring my tools if you dont have the tools needed for some reason.

Damage Initiation Specialist: Eric's Jeep Repair Club, San Diego Chapter
EJames1226 is offline  
post #10 of 20 Old 11-12-2007, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
Jeebs
Registered User
 
Jeebs's Avatar
2001 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Over there
Posts: 3,386
I need to find one first. The first guy I called said $250 for the pump, its on quadratec for $109. I'm hoping to do it this weekend at the latest.
Jeebs is offline  
post #11 of 20 Old 11-12-2007, 06:41 PM
EJames1226
Registered User
 
EJames1226's Avatar
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Escondido
Posts: 3,652
Did you try kragen? They never let me down there.

Damage Initiation Specialist: Eric's Jeep Repair Club, San Diego Chapter
EJames1226 is offline  
post #12 of 20 Old 11-12-2007, 07:38 PM
JPJeeper
Registered User
1972 CJ5 
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Fontana
Posts: 1,189
Um...

1990 6cyl YJ was carbed... 1991 was the first FI jeep mini jeep.
Unless you have a 4 banger... Then it FI...

I guess you are running a 2.5 like Eric.

2006 Unlimited Rubicon
1990 Wrangler YJ
1987 Wagoneer FSJ
1975 J20 Jeep Truck
1967 J3000 Jeep Truck
JPJeeper is offline  
post #13 of 20 Old 11-12-2007, 07:39 PM
EJames1226
Registered User
 
EJames1226's Avatar
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Escondido
Posts: 3,652
How bout some pictures of this jeep already?

Damage Initiation Specialist: Eric's Jeep Repair Club, San Diego Chapter
EJames1226 is offline  
post #14 of 20 Old 11-12-2007, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
Jeebs
Registered User
 
Jeebs's Avatar
2001 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Over there
Posts: 3,386
Yes, it is a 2.5L. I don't hear any kind of hum or anything coming from the area where the pump should be so it's either a dead pump or its not getting power. Here's hoping its power....

I cannot upload pics on here so I started a photobucket account. If the link doesn't work and you really wanna see the pics go to www.photobucket.com and search 'mybluejeep90' and it should come up.

http://s223.photobucket.com/albums/dd319/mybluejeep90/
Jeebs is offline  
post #15 of 20 Old 11-13-2007, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
Jeebs
Registered User
 
Jeebs's Avatar
2001 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Over there
Posts: 3,386
Quote:
Originally Posted by Switch1625
When do you plan on changing your fuel pump? If you do it tomorow could i stop by and watch/help? Ill probably be needing to change mine soon, wanted to see whats involved in changing it.

I can bring my tools if you dont have the tools needed for some reason.
Well, I'm not sure if I'll be changing it out today but I'll probably be pulling the tank down to test the power being supplied to the unit. Unless of course someone knows of a better/easier place to test. I need to make sure I am getting power there before I run out and grab a new one.

Anyway, you are welcome to stop on by, but like I said I may not be replacing it just yet. Gonna be in the garage all day working on it either way. Ripping interior out today....
Jeebs is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
Yj owner in Auburn needs help RBSRT8 Washington Jeep Forum 4 02-06-2010 03:09 AM
New Jeep Owner in RI ryan21288 North East USA 2 10-15-2009 01:11 AM
<--- new owner of an old jeep 88xjkid California Jeep Forum 4 06-26-2009 06:25 PM
new jeep owner in ct/ma peddlerofpunk North East USA 6 02-15-2009 07:56 PM
Looking for previous owner saying hi in Oklahoma jeff.hooper South Central USA 0 11-27-2007 12:24 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome