Best Answer

That's a tough question. I need a little more info. Does it seem to lack power close to 55? does it have power before 55? Believe it or not. But check out your Cataletic converter. It maybe clogged up. Catalytic Converters have like a honeycombed internal webbing inside. When it heats up it sweels. If it is clogged it will sweel up and it will cause back pressure to be forced back into the motor causing loss of power and not going over 55. I would check that first. I good test ,is to start the Jeep and put a peice of paper over the hole of the exhaust pipe. If it sucks in the paper, It is clogged. Hope that helps out some. If you mean that the engine seems to really be racing at 55 mph, that is normal. The tranny only has three gears, and the first two are very short. Third gear can only go so far. Combine that with an engine designed for low-speed operation, and you've got yourself the legendary Jeep of old. At least, that is true with my 87 Jeep Wrangler. 60mph really seems to be pushing the limits of comfort for that engine-tranny combo. Great for low-end torque, bad for high-end speed.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2005-03-21 01:43:31
This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +5 pts
Q: Why would an 88 Jeep Wrangler not go faster than 55 mph?
Write your answer...

Related Questions

Why would an 1990 Jeep Wrangler not go faster than 55 mph?

because Jeep Wranglers are easy to flip, especially turning at high speeds.

What is a wrangler?

A wrangler is a type of Jeep. They are often smaller than most jeeps, and can have removable hoods. Go to for more information about wranglers, or Google "jeep wrangler."

Will a 1991 Jeep Wrangler hardtop fit a 2005 Jeep Wrangler?

No that will not work, the YJ top mounts differently than the TJ top.

Will a 2003 Jeep Wrangler soft top fit a 1987 Jeep Wrangler?

No. A YJ (1995 and before) is different than a TJ (1997 and later).

Will a hard top from a 1993 Jeep Wrangler fit a 1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara?

Not without major modification, the YJ top is different than the TJ top

Why would the turn signals not work on a 1994 Jeep Wrangler?

More than likely the Flasher Relay is defective. Replace it.

What is maximum tire size for 2010 jeep wrangler unlimited with 3 inch lift kit?

The maximum tire size for the 2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with the 3 inch lift kit is about 33 inches in height. Tires that are taller than this are not recommended for the Jeep Wrangler.

What is the towing capacity of a 1988 4.2 liter Jeep Wrangler?

You should not tow more than 2,000 pounds in a 1988 Jeep Wrangler. This is considering the engine is a 4.2 liter engine.

Will a top off of a 1994 Jeep Wrangler fit a 1999 Jeep Wrangler?

NOt without major modification, the TJ top mounting is different than the YJ top, also the rollbars are different.

What years and models of the two door jeep wrangler did they make it longer?

In 2004 Jeep came out with the two door Wrangler Unlimited, it was 10 inches longer than the standard wrangler. In 2005 Jeep released the Rubicon Unlimited. Later in 2005 they released the "Sahara Edition" Rubicon Unlimited in response to the movie "Sahara" which featured a Jeep Wrangler. They continued producing all three models until 2007 when the four-door Wrangler Unlimited was released.

Will a 2003 Jeep Wrangler auto transmission work in a 2002 Jeep Wrangler auto 4.0?

Yes, they should be the same, just make sure they are the same transmission, there was more than one used.

Is a jeep faster than a farrari?

You're kidding... right?

How much freon you need for a 2001 jeep wrangler to be on the safe side?

No more or less than what the manufacturer recommends.

Is a 2011 Jeep Wrangler better than a 2010?

Very few if any changes between 2011 and 2010.

What is the spec torque needed on a 1990 Jeep Wrangler valve cover bolt?

Probably no more than 18 Flbs.

Why are the rear brakes on a jeep wrangler used more than front brakes?

becasuse its a rear wheel drive vehicle

Will 2002 Jeep Wrangler wheels fit on a 1994 Jeep Wrangler?

I believe the stud spacing is the same. Dont use the Rubicon wheels though cause the rubber is bigger than the standard 1994 height. You would have to have a small lift to get these to fit without rubbing. I have a 1995 Wrangler. Plus the rubicon has a bigger axle and I am not positive if it is the same stud pattern. Good luck.Answerno Answeri would rather suggest not try it coz stud spacing does from model year to model year

How fast can you go in 4 high in a 1989 jeep wrangler?

In 4wd I try not to go over 50-55 mph. That setting is meant for muddy, icy, or wet conditions so you wouldn't want to go much faster than that anyways.

What is the biggest tire sizes you can mount on a 2006 jeep wrangler rubicon?

With no modifications, I wouldn't go any bigger than 32x10.5

Why would a 1997 Jeep Wrangler Wipers not work Fuses are all good?

Had this same problem with my 97 wrangler. The motor had expired. Fuse held up but motor was bound up. It must have burnt a wire in the motor rather than a fuse. Hope this helps. Robb

Is a Jeep faster then a Peugeot?

A Jeep is not necessarily faster than a Peugeot; this depends on the exact models of the two vehicles in comparison. The speed of a vehicle is influenced by, among other things, its engine capacity.

Why wont my Head lights brake lights work on jeep wrangler?

obviously your wrangler is a piece of junk and you need to give it to some hobo that will live in it and enjoy a one of a kind none head/brake light jeep wrangler lol. JK JK um i really have no idea but i would sugjest changing the bulbs inside the little plastic cover. If that doesnt work than take it to a dealer and i am sure they will figure it out within no time. :D LOL ALLEN

Does jeep rubicon have stock lift?

It doesn't have "factory lift", but it does have stiffer and larger springs than a normal Wrangler. This is why some say it has a lift. The suspension n my 06 sat about 1.75 inches higher than a noraml wrangler before I lifted it myself.

Is a peregrine falcon faster than a helicopter?

No. The fastest helicopters would be faster than a peregrine falcon, but it would be faster than some slower ones.

How do you run faster than a Ninja?

You would need to be as agile as and faster than a Ninja to run faster than one.