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#4894 of 5143 94 Grand Cherokee Jeep Limited cuts off while driving
May 07, 2011 (4:49 am)
I bought a used 94 GCJ recently 27K milage, but don't know much about the previous history. The engine sounds great and drives well on low speed. But the problem is that it cuts off after long period of driving (say about an hour drive) and keeps doing that until it cools off. When it decelerates and cuts off, it does not take long to start anyway (say 1-2 minutes). I have read post here about this problem in my little research but can't get the right answer to the problem:
"by ponygirl1 Sep 15, 2006 (6:22 pm)
Replying to: vicgonzales (Sep 08, 2006 9:37 am)
I have posted a comment a long time ago about my jeep having issues with cutting out while driving or just not wanting to start. ... The jeep only does it when gets too hot outside and driving for an extended period of time. ...
Since my Jeep has this similar problem. I hope somebody can assist in proferring the right solution.
#4895 of 5143 Re: Did I make a mistake buying a Jeep???? [lsell]
May 08, 2011 (5:10 am)
I have a 2004 Grand Cherokee and it had the same problem. Two years after I bought the car (new) they breplaced the steering column under warranty. Never had the problem occur again and I still have the car. Very happy with this car.
#4896 of 5143 Cheap Spark Plugs
May 08, 2011 (5:40 am)
I have a 2004 Grand Cherokee with 4.7 liter V8. Love the car, no issues with performance, however, noticed the owners manual calls for a spark plug replacement at 30K miles. At 38K, decided to replace plugs myself. The OEM plugs are NOT platinum. Went to Advanced and bought Champion Platinum for less than $3 each. Now the car mileage improved and I don't need to do this replacement ever again. Why would Chrysler not use platinum plugs in this engine? Stupid cost saving move I guess. Car runs great,
#4897 of 5143 Re: Same surging problems as before [metzler80]
May 08, 2011 (6:20 am)
Update on my specific issue with my 05 JGC 5.7. I've waited a month to post because I wanted to see if the issue was actually resolved or not and it appears to be solved. With all the bucking and jerking that it was doing, and all of the possible root causes it could have been (such as the ECM, etc), it turned out that the crank shaft sensor was going bad according to the diagnostics report from the dealership. They replaced it under warranty and it seems to have done the trick. I am super happy with the purchase of this Jeep! Well worth the $$$ I paid.
#4898 of 5143 Warranty a good investment?
Jun 27, 2011 (6:02 am)
Just purchased a 2011 JGC Overland. I absolutely love the vehicle, well worth the $. However, I have never owned a Jeep before. Previously we had an Acura TL and a Honda Pilot - never an issue with either until we sold at around 100k miles. I just read today that the Jeep and Chrysler brand ranked near the bottom in latest quality reports. (how is that possible if they share MB platforms?!)
Anyway, I passed on buying the extended warranty from the dealer, but now wondering if I should invest in one. We usually put about 100k miles on our cars. I would be concerned with any engine/tranny issues, and also concerned about all the electronics/nav/radio stuff.
Thoughts on whether a warranty is worth it? If so, where do I buy a reputable warranty? Thanks.
#4899 of 5143 Re: Warranty a good investment? [strokeoluck2]
Jun 27, 2011 (6:19 am)
I definitely would invest in an extended warranty. As much as I love my 1999 Grand Cherokee Limited, it really has an awful lot of problems. I have read this about all of the Cherokees. It has been one problem after another. There are alot of problems with the GC's from faulty blend doors, to the power windows not working. I hope your GC is better than mine. Good luck!!
#4900 of 5143 Evaporative System Issues
Jun 29, 2011 (5:44 am)
Since December 2010, my check engine light has come on five times. I've included below what was done each time at the mechanic.
73,797 - P0456 Error Code - Evaporative emission control system leak detected (very small leak) - 11/26/10 - Possible loose gas cap, mechanic tightened and tested cap and reset the OBD.
74,102 - P0442 Error Code - Evaporative emission control system leak detected (medium leak) - 12/7/10 - Gas cap tested bad, mechanic replaced the gas cap and reset the OBD.
77,718 - P0455 Error Code - Evaporative emission control system leak detected (large leak) - 5/31/11 - Possible loose gas cap, mechanic tightened cap and reset the OBD.
77,865 - P0455 Error Code - Evaporative emission control system leak detected (large leak) - 6/10/11 - Mechanic replaced the evaporative vent solenoid (solenoid was clicking loudly on the 11/26/10 date) and the crankcase vent hose (hose was cracked); reset the OBD.
78,161 - P0455 Error Code - Evaporative emission control system leak detected (large leak) - 6/21/11 - Mechanic suggested going to the dealer because they have an advanced computer system.
I've researched this on Google and it appears that many have had this issue on different Chrysler vehicles, many with no resolution. My mechanic said he could do a smoke test (pump smoke through the evaporative system) to see if that shows anything, but he said that this can be expensive to track down the problem. The dealer wants $95 just to run diagnostics (which would apply to my estimate to get it fixed, assuming they figure out the problem).
Have you heard of this? If so, what have people tried?
Any other suggestions?
The mechanic said I could drive with the light on, but this makes me uneasy, especially if I go out of town. I have noticed a decline in gas mileage. Other than that, it may run slightly rough here and there, but overall doesn't seem phased by this issue. I haven't spent a ridiculous amount of money so far, but I'm trying to keep the costs down on this.
#4901 of 5143 Re: Evaporative System Issues [02jeepgc28]
Jun 29, 2011 (7:39 am)
It is a 2002 Jeep GC with almost 79,000 miles. It is the 4.0 I-6 and is two wheel drive.
#4902 of 5143 Re: 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo V6 stalling - yellow engine light/symbol on [mcgmac]
Jul 01, 2011 (4:02 am)
I have a 99 Laredo 4x4 V8. Mine is doing the same thing. I have 131k and have maintained this vehicle very well. Once the check engine light is on it stops wanting to stall. It actually does NOT stall. It ALMOST stalls, but then doesn't once I am stopped completely.
This tells me it is a sensor. I have noted that A LOT of people on this forum have had this same problem, but I do not have time to research all the answers. Would someone tell me what to check FIRST! Then I can go from there. Thanks and have a happy 4th weekend.
#4903 of 5143 1999 Laredo 4x4 V8 stalling at stoplights
Jul 01, 2011 (5:25 am)
My truck wants to stall every time I come to a complete stop. It actually WANTS to stall, but stays running at the last second. I have been putting it in neutral when I stop to avoid lurching and shaking.
I know others are having the same or similar problems. My truck has 131,000 miles, but has been very well maintained. I am hoping this is a sensor problem, like oxygen or mass airflow sensor.
*****UPDATE***** The 99 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7 liter engine does NOT HAVE A MASS AIRFLOW SENSOR!!!!
The check engine light is coming on, and after it is on the truck stops stalling except for 1 out of 10 stops. If the computer senses that there is a problem, and the light comes on, does it run in a limp mode until it can be repaired? What do I check first?
My BCM and ECM were replaced 3 years ago.
I had plugs put in at the dealer 3 years ago.
Fuel injection system flushed 2 years ago.
new transmission solenoid pack 3 years ago.
Transfer case cover replaced, and new seal installed.
New diff seals 3 years ago
right front (passenger) hub bearing replaced
New shocks 2 months ago
New brakes 2 months ago
New front axle half- shafts- 3 mos ago
New C.V. boots 3 mos ago.
Truck runs perfect other than this.
1) Front left drivers side hub bearing needs to be replaced. It is grinding when I saw at the wheel above 30mph.
2) Coolant overflow bucket hose is leaking.
3) Drivers side heated seat button on dash is broken.
Thanks guys. I just paid it off in April!!!!! It couldn't make it 2 mos without breaking down??????
What a piece of cat-litter clump!!!! It has been a real struggle to keep it in good repair. I honestly love my truck.
Help! Dealer wants $300.00 just to diagnose it. That is highway robbery!!!