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#1362 of 5143 Re: 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee(Stalling out) [rbailey]
Jun 10, 2005 (12:15 pm)
I have a 1997 JGC Laredo 4.0, optional 4x4, inline 6, automatic with 120,000 miles and I am having trouble with stalling also.
This is what happens:
1. Put key into ignition and turn to start...starts fine
2. I check the dashboard monitor, no lights, and all gauges are normal (temp just under 210)
3. Apply foot to brake and shift from Park to either Drive or Reverse.
4. Car stalls
Car will remain remain running in Park without problems, but IMMEDIATELY shuts off when I attempt to shift from Park to another gear. I live in Wisconsin and it is 88 degrees today and the vehicle was sitting in the sun. There is a slight coolant leak but the overflow still has coolant. I tried 4 or 5 times with the same result. I then waited 30 minutes and the car started and ran fine. Does anyone know what the problem may be? I called my mechanic and he told me it could just be very overheated from my errands but the temperature gauge was showing normal. Thanks much in advance.
#1363 of 5143 Re: Does the 2005 JGC have probems. [pblanco]
Jun 10, 2005 (3:57 pm)
I took my GCL with the Hemi to the dealer with the TSB in hand and they told me that it does not apply to my transmission. They said it was for the 300C not Jeep. I am still having the same problems of the shuddering but it seems to be getting worse. I now have 1700 miles. This vehicle is the worst piece of junk I've ever driven.
#1364 of 5143 What's a JEEP lover to do???!!!!
Jun 10, 2005 (10:10 pm)
I posted a couple times on my jeep stalling for no reason, it stalls in park, it stalls in neutral, it stalls at idle, it stalls while driving on the highway. And it's whenever it wants to. totally random.....i thought it was an idle problem, but twice it's stalled while driving...
should I just take the bus?? and give up my jeep for good...I love it to death and I know there's a definite reason for it....something small and loose, some sensor not working correctly, a malfunctioning something or other, but I've spent $400 in the last week to not have it fixed......
Miami busses suck....
What's a Jeep lover to do?
#1365 of 5143 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee stumble problem
Jun 11, 2005 (4:21 am)
I have posted about my Jeep Grand Cherokee with the Hemi bucking and stumbling many times. Has Chrysler Jeep fixed any of the others that posted the same problem? I've read many complaints, but never see anyone say they fixed it. If you have success please post so we can get ours fixed!!!! Anyone at all!!!!
#1366 of 5143 2001 Jeep Cherokee idle problem!
Jun 11, 2005 (8:31 am)
When I start our Jeep it rev's up really fast and idle's fast until we put it in gear. Does anyone know what might be causing this? Also, when we are traveling down the road with our cruise control on at 60 mph, the engine RPM will be at 1800 and then it will surge up to 2000 and then back down to 1800. It does this quite often. Does anyone know what would be causing this?
#1367 of 5143 Re: What's a JEEP lover to do???!!!! [jeepprophet]
Jun 11, 2005 (3:22 pm)
A mechanic friend of mine once told me that all engine running problems can be reduced to this: An engine needs only fuel, air and spark, and for them to come together at the right time. I mention this because air is an often overlooked component. In the case of stalling at idle, check to make sure the PCV valve and supply tube are clean and clear. When the throttle body is closed (foot off gas pedal) the engine is more dependant on this air supply. This may not be your problem, but at least it is an easy check and cheap repair.
#1368 of 5143 Similar Problems--any solutions?
Jun 11, 2005 (8:54 pm)
Hi-We've had our 1999 Grand Cherokee Limited since last August and have had ongoing issues: Erratic idle, stalling when put into gear, hesitation at highway speeds when letting off the gas. Dealerships have changed plugs, cleaned the idol control whatever plus some other things I don't remember and no improvement. Of course, the warranty we bought covered none of the above.
We're a bit upside down in the loan and thinking about getting rid of it, but would hang onto it if we were confident this could be fixed.
Any suggestions? And does anyone have a reliable mechanic that won't rip us off in Rhode Island?
#1369 of 5143 Re: What's a JEEP lover to do???!!!! [jeepprophet]
Jun 11, 2005 (10:43 pm)
What year and model is it? I have a 1994 Laredo. It does the same thing. It goes through phases where it will not stall for months and then all of a sudden it starts stalling randomly. A mechanic told me that there is a known bug with a sensor (cam shaft positions sensor I believe) whichs malfunctions and triggers an engine shutdown. But have yet to find an official report from Chrysler.
#1371 of 5143 Re: 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee(Stalling out) [jeepchick]
Jun 12, 2005 (4:57 am)
My solution may or may not work for you, but worth consideration I think. Read below:
I had a similar experience, spent all kinds of $$ at the dealer, only to almost get cut in two while leaving the dealer's lot when it stalled in the middle of two lanes of traffic after the expensive repairs (including complete tune up, wiring harness, fuel injector work...) because all that they did, DID NOT correct my problem. I brought it to a local small repair shop in my town and explained the situation. He asked that I leave it with him while I was at work that day and come back for it that night - he had an idea. My wallet was almost empty after what I had just paid for the other worthless repairs, so I was hesitant to leave it without having some idea of what he had in mind. He told me to trust him, if he was right in his thinking, it would not be an expensive fix. So, it swallowed hard and put my trust in him. When I returned later that afternoon I asked how things went and what I owed. He told me I didn't owe anything yet, drive it for a couple days and let him know if it was any better. I told him I would know when I Ieft his driveway if I was all set, as it would not idle well and would almost always stall while waiting to pull into traffic. I got in the car, started it up and headed for home. I couldn't believe it!!!! The car never hesitated, never shuttered, never stalled....it ran smoothly from that point forward. What was the fix? He disconnected the EGR valve (where I live they do not check emissions on that year vehicle so he didn't go to the expense of replacing) and put a screw in to block air from entering the line. It ran great!!! I was so grateful and happy, and he only charged me $15.00!!!!!!! I still to this day can remember how great it felt to have the problem solved and my Jeep running reliably again. Not sure this is what your problem is, but it sounds similar. May be worth a try. Good luck.