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Old 08-18-2011, 09:15 PM
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It's dark out now. I'll have to check it tomorrow or have the dealer check it. They might only charge me $20 to look at it and not charge me the $20 if they service it.
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:17 PM
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This bucking/surging was not light. It was very very heavy. Not sure if "you" guys are having the light stuff or the heavy stuff.
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:24 PM
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I believe those vacuum lines are on the throttle body correct? If so it won't cause any issue to disconnect and the reconnect them. If left disconnect it will run like crap and then probably die.

I believe he accidently bumped your crank sensor wiring or the large c-200 connector by your drivers side strut tower. Check, unplug and re-plug in those sensors/connectors and make sure they are tight. Check the PCM ones also.

I see you have an 05 is it the original battery? If so it needs changed.

I recommend the MTP-94R/H7 from Interstate.
http://www.interstatebatteries.com/c...tery_V8%2f6.1L)

Optima used to be awesome but they were bought out and the quality has suffered.

Has it ever died for no reason just driving down the road?

Crank sensors can suddenly just die. It's an easy fix. Old ZJ's are notorious for them going out suddenly.

It's a Jeep though so it may just go away too.
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:32 PM
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Yeah, I didn't think pulling that hose would cause an issue. It's just a vacuum hose right??? It did sound like crap right when he pulled it.

Not the original battery.

And sensor issue kinda bring a smile to my face because of a simple fix. I have checked the plugs and everything "seems" ok.

And yeah.....I'm willing to bet it will go away being that I'm not having the issue anymore. But I'm still a little uneasy think that it might reappear.

I think I'm still going to have the dealer look at it. I might ask what they suggest. I might go ahead and replace the crank sensor. The thing about these guy is that they will not recommend it if they don't strong believe there is a problem. They really do try to help thier customers.
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Old 08-19-2011, 05:19 AM
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The thing about these guy is that they will not recommend it if they don't strong believe there is a problem. They really do try to help thier customers.
The same guys who screwed it up in the first place?
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The same guys who screwed it up in the first place?
No.
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Re: Help Me! Please Read! Video Included!

How many miles do you have on it? Id do what everyone else has already suggested. Sparkplugs and the sensor. Start from the easiest and work your way up.
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Old 08-19-2011, 07:34 AM
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Spark plugs were changed some not very many miles back.

I might just do the sensor.

Funny thing is that it hasn't done it again. The CEL has not returned.
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:29 AM
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Buy a brand new battery and its fixed.
happened to me. it said the battery was good, but most likely had a bad cell in it, so the computer wasnt able to run through complete cycle. im 99% sure i had the same code. (used the predator)

walmart covered the warranty on my battery as well.
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Buy a brand new battery and its fixed.
happened to me. it said the battery was good, but most likely had a bad cell in it, so the computer wasnt able to run through complete cycle. im 99% sure i had the same code. (used the predator)

walmart covered the warranty on my battery as well.
What are you referring to when you say "it said the battery was good"? What is "it" referring to? I only ask because I've never experienced anything like this with a bad battery and I can't make sense of how a bad battery would ever do this to a vehicle. Also, before the OP goes and buys a new battery, testing the battery is pretty easy. Call a couple of local auto places and see if they have a battery tester that can test the battery under load.
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I got mine tested under load. alternator came back good and battery. i unplugged the negative and put it back on. !00% ok. drove for about 5 mins threw the same code as him and power surged. the computer was reading something faulty with power. I put a new battery on the jeep no problems. Sometimes you can have a bad cell even under load and come back good bc it was enough to throw of the test but its enough to trip out your jeeps computer.
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I need a new battery anyway.

I've had a bad battery before though and this never happened.
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