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Engine on fire

Discussion in 'General Jeep Discussion' started by Bluejay4923, Aug 11, 2019.

  1. Aug 11, 2019 at 4:11 PM
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    Bluejay4923

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    Hey everyone, hoping u can help me figure out what happened. Had a small fire under the hood today. What is this part and why did it catch fire upon starting engine??? Any suggestions?

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  2. Aug 11, 2019 at 5:36 PM
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    Would this be a regular mechanics fix or jeep dealer type of thing to fix? Idk, I'm a nurse not a mechanic
     
  3. Aug 11, 2019 at 6:32 PM
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    Welcome to the forum @Bluejay4923 .
    Hard to tell from that shot. Can ya post a pic alil farther away.
     
  4. Aug 11, 2019 at 6:43 PM
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    Hi, thanks for the reply! See if this pic helps any

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  5. Aug 11, 2019 at 6:46 PM
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    Well guess that wasn't farther away
     
  6. Aug 11, 2019 at 6:48 PM
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    Not really. Obviously it's on the firewall. And appears to be a tube or wire of some sort. But need to see where it's coming from, or going to. Need more info. Could be a short at the point of the fire. It was at start up?
     
  7. Aug 11, 2019 at 6:54 PM
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    Yes at start up. Here's another pic

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  8. Aug 11, 2019 at 7:07 PM
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  9. Aug 11, 2019 at 7:09 PM
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  10. Aug 11, 2019 at 8:39 PM
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    Welcome @Bluejay4923 ...how did the fire go out? Have you driven the jeep since the fire? Everything still functioning as designed? Fire needs an accelerant like oil, gas, grease etc. So look for oil/gas/fluid(brake/steering/trans) leak or spills for clues. Looks like the "fire" melted the rubber seal above the metal tube (brake line?). Someone throw a cigarette butt on those leaves?
     
  11. Aug 12, 2019 at 6:12 AM
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    thats the only damage?
    lets see the hood -

    But thats a DIYer repair even for someone from NJ...

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  12. Aug 12, 2019 at 6:19 PM
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    Who lives in Jersey? :anonymous:.

    Did you figure out a fix, or what happened here @Bluejay4923 ?
    I hoped if I saw the bigger picture. I might be able to help ya. But there are a few great questions posted.
     
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