RepairPal is your advocate for car care advice and guidance

Q: I have a 97 jeep wrangler 2.5 eng. It sputters occasionally on 1997 Jeep Wrangler

Rookie cbe0621eac06868b3efe0d8d1d3611e23c60d3114864ea2ec19a68cfbd3eebab
sputters when accelerating and sometimes while at a cruise or constant speed. I have replaced distributer, cap, button all plugs, and wires. I replaced the fuel pump a weed ago and it seemed to fix it for a week. Started doing it again yesterday. I have to pump the gas pedal to keep it going then it clears up for a while. any ideas
No car image 94a1663db56199c5353592009e34aaa51078a2469bed068bb8d6f0ba43accf97
Get a Repair Estimate
Guaranteed by certified locations nationwide. Learn more
RepairPal estimates are guaranteed at over 1,700 quality certified locations nationwide. Learn more
I experienced the same problem. On my Wrangler Sahara it was due to a faulty O2 sensor. Try taking it to the dealer or Autozone or anybody with a code reader. I seem to remember that they had to reset the codes and they told me to bring it back just as soon as it happened again. There a couple of different of O2 sensors in your Jeep, Our's turned out to be the one closest to the engine block. The part was around $25 BUT the labor was costly. Try researching it on the web (you tube) and you could replace it yourself, Or a buddy and a six pack. Hope it helped.Good Luck
Didn't find what you were looking for?