1998 Jeep Wrangler

Tiny
JUST4JOESJEEP
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  • 1998 JEEP WRANGLER
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • MANUAL
  • 132,000 MILES
Hello, vehicle will start fine, but after about 1-2 minutes it will drop r's and want to stall, but doesnt, then runs fine. After stopping and restarting, either within minutes or miles, it will do it again, but will want to stall even more, then it has to be helped by lightly feathering the pedal. It will backfire and want to stall if trying to drive it before its done with its tantrum. It will then smooth out and run fine, again. Was told to replace plugs and wires which was done. Check engine light has not come on. Thanks for any help
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Friday, March 26th, 2010 AT 10:51 PM

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Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
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I really don't know if this will help you! I just hate to see somebody, without their Baby running, for any period of time.

ANYBODY WITH A BETTER ANSWER, JUMP IN ! ! !

This may help. See my profile. Written/experienced by me and sent to several other people w/ similar situations at this site. Pasting.

Our Escape would idle low, then it got to point it would die when you stopped.

Reving + holding brake was only way to keep it running.

I took it to fellow R/C airplane pilot, he doubles as a S.C. State HWY DEPT mechanic.

When I got to his house, he was repairing a tractor. Told him my sob story.

Escape was still barely running, I raised the hood. He gandered in for a moment.

Then he said, (and I quote)."It could be the IDLE AIR CONTROL (IAC)", as he pointed to it, and emphasied it with a sharp rap using the wrench in his hand.

It straightened right up, and ran like it was new!

That was a 15/16 Craftsman wrench, box end, kinda a medium rap.

YES, I visited parts store and replaced it.

Hope this helps

. Unpasting.

Buddy also said I could clean it.I took no chances, its WIFEs rig. Did replace it. IT WAS VERY EZ TO REMOVE/ REPLACE/ SIMPLE INSIDE. He said clean moving parts, a drop of oil on the piston shaft, and leave motor alone.

It might pay to clean it and VERIFY IAC is problem

Hope I helped, send back results.

Love, Turddog
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Saturday, March 27th, 2010 AT 11:29 PM

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