I just spent 10 minutes trying to get the jeep to stall and it wouldn't. But came very close several times. Isn't that always the way it goes. Here's what I did find.
The times it has cut out, it was as if the engine was overstrained - like if you put a manual car in 2nd gear from a dead stop. The rpm's go down and then the engine dies.
Doesn't matter if it's drive to reverse or reverse to drive. It drops down to about 300 rpm and shutters for a second and then returns to 750 rpm. I did notice if I'm going forward slowly so that it doesn't go out of the low gear, and then switch to reverse it does the 'near stall' every time. Might be my imagination, but when i'm turning the wheel, it further taxes the engine and makes it come to a near stall.
Sitting at a complete stop, shifting from park to reverse or park to drive or park to 1st it drives the rpm down to a near stall / 300 rpm.
Just sitting still in drive (at a stop light etc) it shudders very slightly every 3-4 seconds.
I don't know if this matters either, but it used to idle in park at about 1500 rpm - now it sits at 750. I've been told the 750 is correct. To my knowledge, nothing was done to the car to have changed this.
Could this just be as simple as plugs and injectors?
Monday, June 1st, 2009 AT 7:57 PM