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Flooding 89 Jeep Wrangler

Discussion in 'Wrangler YJ (1986-1995)' started by The Hawk, Aug 28, 2016.

  1. Aug 28, 2016 at 10:48 AM
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    1989 Jeep Wrangler...just a toy for weekends. Last two days I've ran the jeep into town and back. Once each day, after restarting the jeep after running errands, it died after giving gas to move forward or back. Each time it took a half hour before I could get it restarted (smelled like it was flooded bad). Once I got it going, it ran normally, even and stop signs/lights but the smell of gas is/was still bad. Anyone else ever have this happen? Thanks!
     
  2. Aug 30, 2016 at 2:22 PM
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    Sorry everyone...my etiquette on a website I've just become a member of may be incorrect...for that, I apologize. Having said that, I could really use the advise. Thanks.
     
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  4. Aug 30, 2016 at 4:29 PM
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    A little more information about your ride would help us begin to diagnose your problem....

    Do you have a 4 cyl or 6? Stick or Auto? Stock or modified (Nuttered, Fuel Injection conversion, etc.)?

    From the sounds of it... since you flooded out, I'm guessing you have a 6cyl and are carburated.
     
  5. Aug 31, 2016 at 1:23 AM
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    4 cylinder/stick/carburetor. Stock. Thanks!
     
  6. Aug 31, 2016 at 7:44 AM
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    OK...FULL DISCLOSURE: I am making wild guesses here...best I can do for you.

    1. There is a coolant temp sensor on the intake manifold. If it is acting up, it could be telling the system the engine is cold when it is hot.

    2. If the needle/seat in the carb is dirty, it could be allowing fuel to run into the manifold (when the engine is hot) and flooding it.

    3. A failing crankshaft or camshaft sensor could cause problems similar to this.

    Sorry, I am not much help...I think those seem like sound ideas to check on though. If you are having other symptoms, please post them up.
     
  7. Aug 31, 2016 at 8:58 AM
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    I would agree with the above 3 possibilities as well as the order of likelihood
     
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  8. Aug 31, 2016 at 4:12 PM
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    Thank You C2T (and bostonbilly)! I'm on it. You folks are great....
     
  9. Sep 11, 2016 at 7:29 AM
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    Amazing what a new coolant sensor and a good carb cleaner will do for an old jeep. Thanks again Gents!
     
  10. Sep 11, 2016 at 9:37 AM
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    Great! Damn...I actually got one right....cool.
     
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  11. Sep 11, 2016 at 9:47 AM
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    Glad it worked out for you and thanks for updating the thread, maybe it will help someone else later.
     
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