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93 YJ dies while driving

Discussion in 'Wrangler YJ (1986-1995)' started by joleneee421, Apr 22, 2017.

  1. Apr 22, 2017 at 9:38 PM
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    joleneee421

    joleneee421 [OP] Member

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    My 93 YJ started dying while driving on me today.

    It idles fine but when I'm driving or accelerating, the gauges turn off followed by power steering and the engine. I have to wait a few minutes before restarting which doesn't seem to be an issue. However, it could die a few minutes after.

    I'm completely new to jeep ownership so I really don't know what it could be. I don't want to start doctoring a solution until I have diagnosed it. Any ideas on where to start?
     
  2. Apr 23, 2017 at 10:24 AM
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    OFFGRID

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    Howell fuel injection, header, HEI distributor, TH350, NP208, SOA lift with YJ springs in the front & GW springs in the Rear. AMC20 with G2 1 piece chromos trussed, Dana 30 with G2 chromos and 760x ujoints and MM Stainless Hubs, Geared 4.56. Tom Woods shafts, Metal cloaks, Caged, 37" Toyo MTs.
    Are you blowing any fuses. Have you checked for any codes.
     
  3. Apr 23, 2017 at 3:27 PM
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    It doesn't appear that any fuses are being blown, but I can always check that. No check engine light, so I didn't run any codes. I've been doing some research and am getting the idea to check the ignition control module, crankshaft sensor or fuel pump sensor. I just don't want to keep changing parts until something changes because each part replacement changes the constant variables.
     
  4. Apr 23, 2017 at 7:42 PM
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    Howell fuel injection, header, HEI distributor, TH350, NP208, SOA lift with YJ springs in the front & GW springs in the Rear. AMC20 with G2 1 piece chromos trussed, Dana 30 with G2 chromos and 760x ujoints and MM Stainless Hubs, Geared 4.56. Tom Woods shafts, Metal cloaks, Caged, 37" Toyo MTs.
    Check for codes. Sometimes you get codes without lights. Good luck.
     
  5. May 7, 2017 at 9:48 PM
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    David94yj

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    Sounds like it could be the box behind your window washer resovoir. Sometimes it gets loose and just needs tightening.
     
  6. May 8, 2017 at 5:16 AM
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    joleneee421

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    It ended up being a bad crankshaft sensor and serpentine belt. Thank you for the suggestion!
     
  7. Jun 10, 2017 at 9:58 PM
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    Lineman1

    Lineman1 1990 yj

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    rear locker,garage fabricated rollbar, tube fenders,skid plates and rear bumper
    Thanks for posting your resolution
     

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