Returned from vacation week.. and time to pick up the Cherokee from the exhaust shop.
Wife drove me 40 miles to pick it up.. Dog riding shotgun.
Well, this pic says it all . . .
8 miles into the 40 mile drive home ... and .. Uh Oh. Losing power.
Strange, it has never even had a burp in previous runs?
Wife saw a small puff of smoke from the new tailpipe.
And it is losing speed... dive to the shoulder right after the exit as it's a bit wider. Nothin worse than breaking down on a 4 lane expressway with traffice flying by at 80 mph.
Quick underhood check up.. nothing. Cranks, no start ?? No fault codes.
Try a battery reset - NOPE.
At this point, I am worried about the family sitting on the side of the expressway.. decide to leave it and get them to a safe spot.
Phone a friend: Who has a truck and trailer. Ask for Jeep rescue.
He says come and get it. So I drive home, go buy a come along to get it on the trailer and head out...
I refused to let him come as his kid would have had to come. Again, not safe on the side of an expressway.
Phone-A-Friend part 2 .. Get a grown Jeep buddy to come with. And we are off.
While I am doing all this, I keep thinking about what could have happened ??
In the back of my mind, it felt like it ran out of gas? So I bring some fuel as well.
We arrive back at the Jeep 2 hours later.. and it still won't start. Still no fault codes on the reader. Hmm.
So I add some gas.. crank.. crank.. nope.
So we talk about getting it on the trailer.. and I crank it some more - and it fired up. Oh Crap-O-La.. Really?
After all that I ran out of gas??
I had put 10 gallons in and didn't think 40 some miles would not have used it up? I guess my test drives used more than I thought ?
Of course, the NEW fuel sending unit does not work - just pegs at full.. the new sending unit is bad.
I am speculating the shop ran it some maybe? idk.
Buddy followed me to the gas station and then home just in case.
This was an embarrassing and frustrating day. UGH.
And that's ALL I have to say about that.