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Don't Let Jeep Troubleshooting Get You Down
For some, jeep troubleshooting comes easy because of all the experience they have had over the years. But for the rest of us, trying to troubleshoot our jeeps to find out what is causing our problems could be ranked right up there with pulling teeth.
Here are some of the more common problems you may encounter with your jeep and what you can do to fix them.
*My jeep won’t start
I have run into this problem with my jeep as well as other vehicles that I have owned and the problem can usually be caused by corrosion on the battery post and battery cables.
You can fix this by disconnecting your battery cables and cleaning the battery post and connecters with a wire brush.
*My engine stalls while accelerating
The first thing you need to ask your self is, does this normally happen on cold wet mornings when the engine is cold?
If the answer is yes, then the most probable cause is moisture in your distributor cap.
If you answered no to this question, has this problem become more frequent over time?
If yes, it sounds like you may have a vacuum leak that is causing your problem.
If the problem has not gotten worse over time you more then likely have a bad throttle position sensor.
*My gas mileage is not what it should be
There are literally dozens of reasons that could be causing poor gas mileage. We will take a look at some of the more common causes.
Check to make sure that your tires are not under inflated; this could cause extra friction between your tires and the road making your jeep work harder causing reduced gas mileage.
If you haven’t had a tune up on your jeep, this is more then likely the cause of your poor gas mileage. Give your jeep a tune up and be sure to change your air filter as this could also contribute to the problem.
We have only touched on a few of the more common problems people face while jeep troubleshooting. There are many great resources out that will make jeep troubleshooting much easier and fun for everyone.
Here are some other great resources you can use.
There is a software program that you can find online called Auto Tech that is inexpensive and easy to use.
Haynes repair manuals are also a great resource to use to make your troubleshooting a breeze. You can find these manuals at most auto parts stores.
Using the resources that are available to you both online and at your local parts store will make jeep troubleshooting a much more enjoyable experience.
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