Check engine light & mechanic recommendations
My check engine light is on AGAIN!! A few months back (April/May) my check engine light would come on. The auto parts store would tell me it's a mis-fire in cylinder 1. Changing the spark plugs and spark plug wires seemed to fix the problem.
Well last Sunday the check engine light started flashing. I googled what that meant. Grrr!! On the way to the repair shop on Monday morning the light quit flashing and was just on all the time. The repair shop said the code was a mis-fire in cylinder 6 and that I needed a new fuel injector. I went ahead and had all 6 fuel injectors replaced (OUCH). But the jeep was still not running good. I took it back on Wednesday complaining that it idled kind of rough - not all the time but every once in awhile you were sure it was going to die on you. It, also, did not have the same power on acceleration that it had before. They looked at it and said they couldn't find anything wrong and that maybe my catalytic converter was going out or I should take it to an engine shop. It does have 209k miles on it. 98 XJ.
Well tonight the check engine light came on again. I stopped at the auto parts store near where I was and sure enough, it's the same error code -- mis-fire in cylinder 6. I'm going to take it back to the same repair shop (partly because they did the initial repair and partly because they are by my office and I don't have a spare vehicle).
Anyway, my question is -- do you know what would be causing all these check engine lights and rough idling?? If the repair shop doesn't know how to fix it, do any of you have a recommendation for someone in the Salt Lake Valley that is good with engine repairs?
Sometimes "Run To Distruction" is the appropriate trouble shooting technique. ~ CCKEN via Cherokee Technical Forum
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