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Unread 02-20-2013, 07:58 PM   #151
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Started up the Jeep and my "electronic throttle control light" came on along with the "check engine light". Turned the Jeep off and restarted and the electrical throttle control light cleared but not the check engine light. Was driving and I was up at 3/4 of the way to overheating. Pulled into Autozone and grabbed some coolant and topped off my overflow tank which was down at "minimum". Turned the Jeep back over and the check engine light was gone but I was still 3/4 way to overheating. Haven't been through mud recently and didn't see any leaks coming from my water pump. Thinking it is the thermostat, other suggestions? Thanks

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Unread 02-20-2013, 09:40 PM   #152
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probably a sticky thermostat.
is the coolant fairly clean in the radiator? sometimes a flush might help, but thermostats are cheap enough to replace.
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Unread 02-20-2013, 09:44 PM   #153
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probably a sticky thermostat.
is the coolant fairly clean in the radiator? sometimes a flush might help, but thermostats are cheap enough to replace.
Yes coolant was fairly clean and I'm going to guess a thermostat also. Went outside after the jeep sat there for 1+ hour in 20 degrees and it still was showing halfway on the gauge which I thought was very incorrect since the heat was blowing cold from the inside.

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Unread 02-21-2013, 12:38 PM   #154
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Went to go fire my Jeep up this morning to go get a new thermostat and it wouldn't start! I checked all the fuses, reset my computer back to "stock tune" with superchips and tried to pull any codes and there were none. Disconnected the battery and reset the "PCM adaptive memory". No leaking water pump. Tried shifting it from Park to Neutral and starting it with no success and battery was fine. Was at a loss so the Jeep has to take a ride....


Not happy about having to take it to the shop but it's beyond my minor mechanical abilities. Snow storm is coming tonight and I don't get to play now but I'll keep updates on this thread in case someone else has similar issues.
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Unread 02-21-2013, 01:22 PM   #155
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Did the Jeep come on when turning the keys or was it completely dead? Did the starter click or did nothing happen? Did you disconnect any wires during the thermostat change?

Just trying to get a better picture.
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Unread 02-21-2013, 01:32 PM   #156
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Did the Jeep come on when turning the keys or was it completely dead? Did the starter click or did nothing happen? Did you disconnect any wires during the thermostat change?

Just trying to get a better picture.
Everything came on when turning the key and it was cranking over and over and over without firing, started wasn't just clicking it (def not dead battery). I didn't get around to changing the thermostat because when I got outside to go get the part the Jeep wouldn't kick over.

No problem, thanks for the concern
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Unread 02-21-2013, 01:38 PM   #157
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Everything came on when turning the key and it was cranking over and over and over without firing, started wasn't just clicking it (def not dead battery). I didn't get around to changing the thermostat because when I got outside to go get the part the Jeep wouldn't kick over.

No problem, thanks for the concern
Ok well my first instinct was a dead starter because I didn't know all the answers to my questions but now I'm thinking you have a bad sensor (if the engine is getting gas, would have to check the fuel rail check valve, and spark). I'm thinking it relates to the code thrown earlier that just went away.

Edit: You never said it was gone, just the throttle control sensor light. And if you didn't know, you can always have autozone run the check engine light for free. I don't know if you did, but once again just trying to help.
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Not happy about having to take it to the shop but it's beyond my minor mechanical abilities. Snow storm is coming tonight and I don't get to play now but I'll keep updates on this thread in case someone else has similar issues.
That sucks! hope it's simple and you're back on the road soon.
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Ok well my first instinct was a dead starter because I didn't know all the answers to my questions but now I'm thinking you have a bad sensor (if the engine is getting gas, would have to check the fuel rail check valve, and spark). I'm thinking it relates to the code thrown earlier that just went away.

Edit: You never said it was gone, just the throttle control sensor light. And if you didn't know, you can always have autozone run the check engine light for free. I don't know if you did, but once again just trying to help.
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That sucks! hope it's simple and you're back on the road soon.
So far the problem seemed to be a coolant temperature sensor. Would make sense, Jeep wouldn't start because it thought it was 1 billion degrees. Hopefully this is the fix. Very mad at myself because it's a 10 dollar part....
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Hopefully you get it back before the snow melts.
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Unread 02-23-2013, 09:48 AM   #162
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hope it fixes it!
Seems to have fixed it. Unfortunately didn't get to play in the snow but that's ok.
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Unread 02-23-2013, 01:05 PM   #163
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awesome. down time always sucks.
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It's always the simple problems that cause the most grief. Glad to hear your up and running!
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Was running into 7-11 really quick and saw an opportunity to goof around a bit so I climbed the hill and stuffed my rear wheel all the way into the wheel well. Made me realize I need flat fenders, I don't need to cut my pinch seam and people really need to get out more. Had a couple people come out from 7-11 asking if it was my Jeep and started taking pictures, since they thought it was so cool I snapped a couple and decided to share



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