Default Howell TBI Dies in 4th Gear 

Old 09-17-2019, 04:42 PM   #1
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Hey Guys,

So I've had this issue since i bought my CJ5. I can accelerate 1st through 3rd gears fine, but when i get to 4th gear, if i push the pedal too far the engine starts to die on me.

These are the following things i've done to try to fix the problem:

1: Replaced all the sensors (O2/MAP/TPS)
2: NEW PCV/Idle Air control valve
3: Bought a rebuilt TBI unit
4: Bought a NOS ECM (switched out the CJ chip)
5: Ran a new return line (5/16th hose) directly to the return port on the tank.
6: Replaced Fuel Pump and Filter multiple times.
7: Checked all the vacuum lines

I'm at my wits end here. Any help would be appreciated.

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Josh

 

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Default Re: Howell TBI Dies in 4th Gear 

Old 09-17-2019, 07:31 PM   #2
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4: Bought a NOS ECM (switched out the CJ chip)
Do you mean you swapped the old chip into the NOS ECM, or switched out the CJ chip for a new one?

5: Ran a new return line (5/16th hose) directly to the return port on the tank.
Did you have a PSI issue or just thought it would help? What was your return PSI, before then after install of the new return line?



6: Replaced Fuel Pump and Filter multiple times.
Same question, did you have a PSI issue or just thought it would help? What was your feed PSI, before and after install of the new pump and filter?
Before I bought any parts I would have taken a log of the block learn numbers without the log your working blind when it comes to FI. I'm not saying its fuel related, but I would start there after a full tuneup.

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