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#3301 of 5143 Re: 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee(Stalling out) [jeepchick]
Sep 08, 2006 (8:26 am)
Ok I see that this is a year old but let me tell you that I have a 1997 Cherokee Laredo and my problem ended up being one the the plugs that the wiring harness plugs into the computer sensor in the engine compartment was not snug and with the virbration of the engine it made the car stall and shut off or just act as if it was going to. Solution spend $1500 for new harness or Zip Ties yes I said Zip Ties around the plug to the mount on the car and it fixed it. Now I have other issues with The fuel system somewhere. Its always something.
#3302 of 5143 Re: idles rough and stalls.. [vvaldez]
Sep 08, 2006 (8:32 am)
Check that the plug on your wiring harness is snug to the computer my 97 was doing somethings like this and my mechanic went crazy took wverything apart and just happened to hit the wires while it was running and it shut off of all the things. Now we have a problem with something in the fuel system hopefully not the fuel pump. I only have 95,000 miles on it.
#3303 of 5143 Spit Sputter & Cough
Sep 08, 2006 (8:37 am)
Ok so I have a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 95,000 miles
I am experiencing a problem where while driving it will begin to stall as I am starting out or comeing to a stop. I have figured out that if I feather the gas it makes it kind of back fire and it will stop after a few seconds of that usually. But not sure what it is. I have replace the whole exhaust manifold, tone a tune up on it with all the bells and whistles. My fuel pump seems to be working fine. My car also feels as if it has lost some of its power. PLEASE HELP
#3304 of 5143 1988 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0
Sep 08, 2006 (11:17 am)
Just purchased this with 150K miles. Starts OK, but after 10 minutes on the road, it begins to hesitate and 'cut-out' under acceleration.
Further, I disconnected the battery over-night to 'reset' the computer and this morning the engine will not turn over, and there is a red light blinking under the speedometer/tach in sequence with the clock, left turn signal and a few other various interior lights.
Any advise would be appreciated.
#3305 of 5143 1997 JGC Stalling
Sep 08, 2006 (11:48 am)
I also have just recently developed a stalling/chugging problem. The jeep either just shuts off without notice or goes into a "barely running" mode where the rpm's drop low and moving the gas pedal has no effect. It can do either at idle or while driving down the road at a good rate of speed. When it is not having it's "problem", it runs smooth as silk and has plenty of power. The crankshaft sensor has been changed but I still have the problem. The shop has now put a new coil into it to let me try for the weekend. I replaced the cap and rotor and air filter just for routine maintenance. Any other suggestions?
#3306 of 5143 JGC Sunroof stuck
Sep 08, 2006 (6:27 pm)
Our 1996 JGC has the sunroof stuck in the open position. My husband says it passed the limit switches when it opened. Does anyone know of a manual way that we can close the sunroof ? For now we have it parked with a tarp over the top of the vehicle.
#3307 of 5143 Re: 1988 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0 [paulmuel50]
Sep 09, 2006 (11:52 am)
it sounds like your alarm may be on and preventing it from starting.Try, locking and unlocking the door with the key to shut of alarm and then start the car and see if it will stay running.
#3308 of 5143 Stalling-part two
Sep 10, 2006 (7:01 am)
Well, changing the coil was not the answer since the problem continues. Problem is intermittent as while it usually happens every time I drive it to some extent, sometimes it will run perfect for a longer trip. I have also replaced the spark plug wires just because they were the original ones although I doubt they are related to the problem. Jeep has an almost new battery in it and I cleaned and tightened those connections to eliminate them as a problem area. I also removed the connections to the PCM as per vicgonzales suggestion. They were properly seated with no signs of corrosion and bumping and moving the wires and connections while the Jeep was running had no ill effect. The check engine light has never come on and when I took it to Advance Auto they picked up no error codes. All dash lights and gauges continue to operate normally. Problem usually occurs after Jeep is warmed up but it did it yesterday after sitting all night and driving no more than a mile. Still open for suggestions.
#3309 of 5143 Re: 1988 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0 [dandg]
Sep 10, 2006 (7:10 am)
Thanks. That was it. Any insight with the hesitation under acceleration? When I hammer the accelerator, it comes right out of it.
#3310 of 5143 Re: Stalling-part two [xscout]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Sep 10, 2006 (7:28 am)
If you still think it's electrical, check the battery connections at the other end of the cable, and any other grounds you can come up with. Some people add grounding kits but usually to try to fix different issues.