whats the procedure for timing the 2.5l? i dont have a vac advance and i assume something has to be unplugged to get a correct timing reading.?
i snagged a extra distributor at the boneyard a few days ago and it looks like the dist can only go in 2 ways since the end is slotted like a flat head screwdriver. im geussing 180degrees off if its backwards or right where its supposed to be..anyway my rotor looks like it sitts kinda loose on the dist. i geuss my tach might be off.what would cause the thing to idle at 2k sometimes? i got a injector from a commanche and swapped it in the idle seems better now, i also swapped out the map sensor off of a newer 4.0 rig that made no differance, the injector did though.this thing reads 171000 miles. i wouldnt think it would feel so gutless. and i swear it feels like it should have a 5th gear. 4th is way too high on the freeway (3k rpm). the shift nob is missing so at first i really wondered if it was a 5speed with a bad 5th. did 86 come with a 5speed?Your computer should reset the timing on that year on its own. I could be wrong, but if you want i could look it up on our computer system at work and see what I can find out. I worked on a 87 cherokee which was having timing problems. Put a new timing chain in it and the computer adjusted itself.
so I am gonna revive this old thread and hope someone out there could have a suggestion or two as to what is going on with my 98 JGC.... i wouldnt think it would feel so gutless. and i swear it feels like it should have a 5th gear. 4th is way too high on the freeway (3k rpm). the shift nob is missing so at first i really wondered if it was a 5speed with a bad 5th. did 86 come with a 5speed?
i remember driving a 87ish cherokee cheif at a car lot i worked at and it felt pretty peppy. why is my laredo such a dog?
im going to do a comp check here soon to see how worn the motor is.i like that this is a 2 door so i might just run it till it breaks and swap in a 4.0
my 86 toyota 22r carbed 2wd with 250k has alot more power than this jeep so i really think somethings wrong...
...close by other than that unless the cat is plugged up im cluelless as to why this is suck a turd. it doesnt leak oil or burn it either.hmmm.
Have not gotten that far yet. We believe that the issue is engine related, but once the next few things are out of the way, diagnostically, we will be moving to the transmission.Did you adjust the trans shift cable?