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post #1 of 4 Old 09-08-2013, 09:03 AM Thread Starter
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Engine stuttering and low idle

My Jeep has been acting off with the engine. On start up or at a stop the engine idles low occasionally and "stutters" or "jumps" on acceleration and sometimes when I lay off the gas and generally happens on the lower gears but not limited to. Happened after I did a little mudding then cleaning out the engine and body afterwards when I got home. Tried to keep the hose off the sensitive electronics but not entirely sure what happened. Check engine light is also on. It's drivable but a bit concerning.

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post #2 of 4 Old 09-08-2013, 09:42 AM
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Have AutoZone or similar read the code(s) for free, then look them up on this forum. You'll get plenty of help once you've narrowed the possibilities.
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post #3 of 4 Old 09-08-2013, 09:50 AM
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Probably got the throttle position sensor wet.

You might be able to pull the codes yourself without a code reader, but it does not work on some 2000 models. Here's more info:

How do I retrieve diagnostic trouble codes when there is a check engine light illuminated?
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post #4 of 4 Old 09-09-2013, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the link. Going to Auto zone after I get the codes. Hopefully nothing serious.
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