So today I went to Smiths, and for some reason something has to go wrong every time I go there. Last time off came my cat and muffler, they have since been redone so now a new, much larger problem is present. I was driving my
normal highway speeds and normal etiquette (70-75, with/around traffic), didn't go flying by anybody or anything out of the ordinary. All the sudden I felt like I lost all power, and then I looked and everything was acting strangely. I
immediately got into the right lane and slowed the hell down. Then any time I went to accelerate or do anything my RPMs bogged up and down and I had no power, almost as if my transmission was slipping and catching constantly. So I
stopped on the side of the LIE, put it in park and sat there. It bogged a bit in park but not much, very little at low RPMs if I revved it. Then I shut it off, and started back up to check if it would start, started fine. Decided that the side
of the LIE was not the place I wanted to be, so I limped it off exit 57 and got to the side of the service road. The entire way there I couldn't go more than 20-25 because it just got unbearable to jump and felt like it was going to die
the entire time. Any time I let it coast the RPMs would go down to 100-150 and jump back between 100-900. On the side of the road I tried checking basically anything I could think of, which quite honestly was not much. Got back in
and tried to go, no good.. Same bogging/sputtering issue. So I did what I didn't want to, and called my father, who was at home in East Northport (20 min or so from me!). While waiting, I tried to run it again, this time it bogged down
to about 150 and flat out died. I tried to crank it, not even a crank. Gauges and all were reading correctly, but I could not get a start. So while waiting for my dad I am just hanging, and a cop comes up. Thank god she was really cool
and nice and actually kind of supportive of the wheeling community, because I would have bugged out if it was some asshole. She made sure everything was OK and hung out for about 10-15 minutes giving me someone to talk to, then
got a domestic dispute case and had to go. Having nobody to talk to, I tried to find my starting issue. SUCCESS!!!! Sort of, I tested all the relays and my Transmission Relay was no good, swapped with my I/T Wiper Relay and it started
right back up. Unfortunately that did not fix the sputtering issue. Then my dad showed up, checked fuses and all, found nothing. He got in, started her up,and went cranking down the Expwy. Made it all the way to Commack Road no
problem, pulled into Target parking lot and the problem started again, but we were going in so shut it off and no biggie. Came back out and it was fine until we got to the first stop light, truck died suddenly and then came back on him...
I was in his car behind and I saw the license plate lights go out for about 4 seconds and then come back on, we are both baffled wtf caused it. From that point on, it started bogging like a bitch, and then only way he kept it alive was
by cruising down the road and racing it at lights in neutral. We made it another mile or so and even what he was doing stopped moving us too fast. So we shut it off and waited, the cat was hot as amother (not red hot, but really hot)
and it smelt like something was just really hot and almost burning. Waited 10 minutes, started back up and made it another mile or 2, let it cool down and made it home, bogging all the way. On the way home it threw a CEL light, code
P1282 is the one concerning us, ""An open or shorted condition detected in the fuel pump relay control circuit"" I come up with looking around. It just says fuel air blah blah blah malfunction on the scanner. There are also O2 sensor high
voltage and one other code which we believe to be caused by the P1282 issue. I went out before and tried possible solutions I found, (replace relay, check all fuses again) did not work. In fact backed me up, now it won't start again.
FUCK!!!!!!! I am so confused.
My problem with the relays is I don't really know what they should do all the time. For example, when I take the ASD relay out and barely touch it to the contacts it clicks nonstop with the key on. Which
other relays should do that, because none of them do... I also read the resistance between prongs 85 and 86 on the relays should be between 80-90. But I have 3 relays coming up at 77 ohms and the rest at 93. Do certain ones have
to go in certain spots or are the lower resistance ones no good. I have no new relays to test with right now. I really need the Jeep tomorrow to get to Riverhead for work, and I just don't know what is causing this shit. Does anybody
have ANY ideas?
Sorry for the language throughout, but I am really pissed about this whole thing and it is really bugging me.