1997 Jeep Wrangler check engine light

Tiny
DFORT233
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  • 1997 JEEP WRANGLER
  • 4 CYL
  • 4WD
  • MANUAL
  • 120,000 MILES
I have a check engine light on, code read the bank 1 running lean, but it was not running lean, I had black smoke come out of tail pipe. The mechanic has taken out the thermostat and the check engine light goes out and runs well. Its fooling the system the engine is not running at its normal operating temp, therefore calling for too much fuel! I also replaced the o2 sensors up and downstreem the cat and new fuel pump and fuel sending mech.I dont know where to turn ! Help me ! Thank you
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Monday, April 12th, 2010 AT 7:07 PM

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Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
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See my profile, I do not know your rig.

Just throwing stuff at you,

The computer compensates for some sensors not being on-line (yet, such as a "warming up" O2 sensor) Using Preset values (inefficient) to make engine run, until REAL WORLD values, are sent to the computer via each sensor

Now, with thermostat removed, engine coolant temperature sensor is "OFF- LINE" computer is now Compensating for it, with preset (inefficient) values

Too many factors going on at the same time, to have/read an accurate Equation?

Would you not put all back original, for accurate coding, to insure your O2(s) was the problem and is now, "POSSIBLY FIXED"?

Maybe your injector(s) are bad/ need cleaning etc.

Wadda you think?

Love, Turddog

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Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 AT 7:23 AM
Tiny
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I was also leaning towards the injectors I also read on your site a guy with the same problem in Germany (same year jeep and engine ) said that he changed his injectors and the problem did not go away, but I will change the injectors and get back to you. Thank you for reassuring me on the injectors !
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Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 AT 2:04 PM

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