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Unread 05-21-2009, 01:22 PM   #1
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engine hesitating while in gear? clutch going bad?

So I drive and the engine starts loosing power when in gear, possible causes, bad gas or clutch going bad, engine has 122K on it full tune up at 118k with new plugs,wires, distributor and rotor....help my Jeep mechanic is on Vacation

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Unread 05-21-2009, 01:23 PM   #2
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and yes it runs fine when out of gear
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Unread 05-22-2009, 06:25 AM   #3
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I don't know the answer to this but my TJ does basically the same thing. Sometimes when pushing in the clutch (almost always at a stop but sometimes while moving, even at freeway speeds) the engine will drop down to ~200 rpm and chug and buckjump until I let the clutch back out. It'll also stop doing it if I throw it in neutral.
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Unread 05-22-2009, 12:19 PM   #4
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well I finally concluded that I have a fuel sending unit that is on its last leg, will replace it and see
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Unread 05-23-2009, 01:38 AM   #5
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yeah sounds fuel related to me to.
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Unread 05-24-2009, 07:46 AM   #6
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I swear .....

Well.....I swear my TJ has a mind of his own. stopped doing it after I put a fuel injector cleaner in the tank and filled it with 89 octane. Has not lost power for the last 50 miles, will wait to replace the fuel sending unit... maybe it just wanted its injection cleaned. But there are no error codes and thge engine light does not come on
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Unread 05-31-2009, 08:50 AM   #7
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Replaced the fuel sending unit and it still does it, starting to pull my hair out,...oh wait I do not have any left to pull out
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