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Unread 01-31-2006, 01:49 PM   #1
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97 TJ stalling around heavy turns with 1/4 tank of gas?

Hey fellas, I have a 1997 TJ with the 4.0 and 5 speed. I had alittle over a 1/4 tank of gas today and I made a right hand turn and the jeep cut out for a couple second then kicked back in.. Its obviously a fuel problem. Like its running out of gas. Now I am awhere of that the gas sloshes around in the tank but should that cause it to almost shut off even when there is a 1/4 tank of gas???

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Unread 01-31-2006, 01:58 PM   #2
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I have heard of that happening mostly on CJ's though.
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Unread 01-31-2006, 02:03 PM   #3
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i have a 97 tj same thing happens to me. I beleive the fuel pump isnt getting fuel when u take the turn. My friends 97 cherokee also does this
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Unread 01-31-2006, 03:33 PM   #4
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I had this happen several years ago on my 97 TJ. It turns out that my fuel pump was going...ended up frying alltogether before I figured it out. I replaced it, changed the fuel filter and have had no problems since. I paid an arm and a leg to let the stealership do the repair, but you could probably do it yourself and save a couple hundred bucks.
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Unread 01-31-2006, 05:46 PM   #5
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I too am fighting the same problem. More than likely the "socks" on the pump are clogged up. Our fuel pumps use two. You have to drop the tank to put em, so it may be in your best interest to replace you pump depending on its age. FYI You can buy a Replacement pump and socks Made by Carter at Advance for about 80$. From the dealer its a whole assembly close to 300$ yet i have been told that Jeepsareus has them for 224$.

whatever you do, dont get the Master Brand replacement THEY SUCK!

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Unread 01-31-2006, 05:47 PM   #6
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ps, If you choose to replace just the "socks" they can be had for about 15$ the main sock is in stock @ most advance stores and the 2nd is an overnight part
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Unread 01-31-2006, 05:58 PM   #7
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I had this same problem the week after I bought my 97 TJ. I had the dealer replace the fuel pump and everything was good...till the starter went but that was another issue.
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Unread 01-31-2006, 06:09 PM   #8
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not a corvette

My buddy had the same problem, I told him to keep it at least half full and drive it like a jeep and not a corvette and he has not had any problems lately

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Unread 01-31-2006, 07:41 PM   #9
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My buddy had the same problem, I told him to keep it at least half full and drive it like a jeep and not a corvette and he has not had any problems lately


well not a bad idea, unless you have a 15 gallon tank, at 15mpg, and having only a usable 7-9 gallons of usable space, that makes the gas stations too freindly to me!
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Unread 02-01-2006, 09:47 AM   #10
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well not a bad idea, unless you have a 15 gallon tank, at 15mpg, and having only a usable 7-9 gallons of usable space, that makes the gas stations too freindly to me!

I'll second that. I get only around 12 mpg. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHY! but thats another issue. I am always at the gas station.
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Unread 02-01-2006, 02:29 PM   #11
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My 97 Sport used to do that.....the sending unit was off. Most 97 Sport's i've seen have almost all had the upgraded 19 gallon tank. On mine the sending unit was off so i was actually running out of gas even though the gauge was reading 1/4 tank or so. I ran it like that for a long time. I ended up selling that Jeep....my buddy that bought it replaced the pump/sender/filter assembly and its all good now.
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Unread 02-01-2006, 07:10 PM   #12
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I thought the same Gimmjpr, but it only takes 10 gallons to fill up so i know my sending unit is right
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Unread 02-01-2006, 07:59 PM   #13
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Muddy, Is your gas skid badly dented? Sounds kinda strange....
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Unread 02-01-2006, 08:17 PM   #14
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none that i can see grimm. The whole problem started when i poured about 4 gallons in through a funnell. Ever since, 1/4 tank and im sputterin around the corners, Im thinkin the sock is almost stopped up. I guess I wont know till i drop the tank a take a look around
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Unread 02-01-2006, 08:44 PM   #15
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Fuel Pump Replacement

My jeep did the same thing, only it got so bad that it would do it just going down the road. The dealership wanted too much so I just replaced everything myself. I bought the two socks and the regulator/filter and a OEM Bosch fuel pump for $140 from this guy. http://stores.ebay.com/FUEL-PUMP-KIN...Q3amesstQQtZkm

I have over 10,000 miles on my repairs and still going strong. IMO the Bosch is much better than what they sell at any local autoparts, and cost about the same ($89).
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