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#1422 of 5143 1998 jeep ignition problem
Jun 21, 2005 (8:48 am)
My son drives a 98 jeep grand cherokee ltd. . For the last 6 months on occasion, the power options will act up and do strange things. then all will be ok again for a while. Also on two occasions the jeep will not start . We have taken it to a dealer and they cannot find the problem. Then next thing you know it starts ok. Any similiar experiences /fixes?? thanks
#1423 of 5143 Re: 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee(Stalling out) [rbailey]
Jun 21, 2005 (12:07 pm)
I have a 93 JGC laredo and had the exact problem. After 1200 $ and changing many sensors ( which did not fix the problem), I realised IT WAS THE CAP ON THE HT COIL COMMING LOOSE DUE TO HEAT EXPANSION (THE HT COIL SITS ON THE SIDE OF THE ENGINE, REMEMBER). ALL I DID WAS USE A TIE WRAP AND BELT BOTH CAPS ON THE HT COIL TOGETHER. ALSO CHK THE engine is not heating beyond 110 deg C.
DONT SPEND ANY MONEY ON ANYTHING ELSE.
#1426 of 5143 Re: 93 Grand Cherokee Wont start in cold mornings [jaycee1]
Jun 21, 2005 (3:16 pm)
This is a simple problem which I solved by changing the HT coil and TIE wrapping both caps of the HT coil.
This is what fixed my issue after changing a bunch of sensors 1200 $.
Presently I am dealing with the Death Wobble.
#1427 of 5143 Re: 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee(Stalling out) [reb6]
Jun 21, 2005 (3:31 pm)
this is exactly what ours is doing. it used to stall at stop signs and lights, but after the crank shaft positioning sensor and cam shaft sensor were replaced, it stopped. but now it still stalls while driving down the interstate. the only thing that hasn't been replaced at this point (it's been going on a year) is the computer. i'll buy one if that will fix it, but trying to chase down the source of the stalling has cost a fortune. it's a 97 grand cherokee. after it the engine cuts out we'll coast to the side of the highway and usually the engine will come back to life.
we've blown out 2 mufflers from backfiring. now, we just tolerate the noise because it isn't worth replacing the muffler anymore. it backfires every time at least once or twice. mechanic said replacing the cam shaft pos. sensor should have fixed it, but it hasn't.
we're to the point where we're ready to ditch it or hang ourselves. can anyone please help?
#1428 of 5143 Re: 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee(Stalling out) [97gjcowner]
Jun 21, 2005 (7:10 pm)
this is what we've replaced so far:
spark plugs, spark plug wires, rotor, distributor cap, ignition coil, fuel pump, fuel filter, map sensor, distributor (which included the cam shaft sensor), catalytic converter and muffler (twice), crank shaft sensor, ignition coal again.
this is in reference to my previous message, #1427
#1429 of 5143 1993 Grand Cherokee Coils,coils and more coils
Jun 21, 2005 (8:59 pm)
I have had this vehicle for 7+ years and have had to replace the ignition coil on a regular basis. It started out every 6-8 months and has gotten worse. Changed two today! My wife can even do it now. We carry at least one spare at all times. It was running real bad at 1900- 2100 rpms. Changed wires, distributor, plugs, etc and thought I had it. Wrong! This is a 5.2 liter and a snapon scanner shows no codes but a big analyzer indicates low spark from the coil. I have had numerous suggestions, anybody got an idea?
#1430 of 5143 Re: Lights working on their own [lostmarbles]
Jun 22, 2005 (9:30 am)
I'm having a similar problem- did you ever get it resolved? I've had mine to the dealer three times now- they keep replacing the bulbs, but the same problem occurs- when the headlights and running lights are on, the running lights and brake lights don't light when the brake is applied
#1431 of 5143 Re: front drive binding on turns? [390bird]
Jun 22, 2005 (12:24 pm)
I have the same front end problem on a 95' Cherokee, my neighbor seems to think it's the universal joints in front. Not so sure about that. Have you found out what your problem is yet? My guess is that we both have Chrysler products.