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post #1 of 4 Old 08-11-2012, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
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TJ Dying When Idling

I have a 2003 Wrangler Rubicon with automatic transmission I bought about a month ago. Its my first Jeep. I have a random issue that only happens while in gear(drive or reverse, happens more often in reverse and never when in park) the Jeep will idle low, the engine will rev itself and the rpms will bounce up and down between revs until it dies after 3-4 bounces.

I can't recreate it every time so it seems random. It never dies when up to speed but only at low speeds like when in reverse. It has 98k but the engine was replaced by the previous owner at 92k with a Jasper engine. It also has a new fuel pump.

I put some Seafoam in the gas tank hoping that fixes/helps the issue but haven't ran it all the way through yet. Any other ideas on what is happening? Thanks in advance.

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post #2 of 4 Old 08-11-2012, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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I forgot to mention. When doing the key dance trick I get no codes.
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post #3 of 4 Old 08-12-2012, 12:00 AM
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Mine does something similar, but since I have a stick it stays idling. It only does it when I have spent awhile in the low range. The last time it started doing this I put my code reader on it. The reader said 0 codes, but just for sport I had it erase the codes. Afterward it idled fine. It tells me that something is kicked that my reader won't pick up, but will at least clear. I know I can reproduce it just by going four-wheeling.
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post #4 of 4 Old 08-12-2012, 10:37 AM
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Here's the answer I gave you asking the same question in your other thread...

When you have a choice, buy American made.
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