Last post on May 23, 2013 at 12:11 PM
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#1060 of 1069 Re: Rough Idle at a Stop [stuaxeman]
Jan 14, 2013 (7:06 pm)
The picture here is it the top area of the bell housing or where. really cant see. I see the ground strap. I have V8.
#1061 of 1069 Re: 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee starting problem [jonjj234]
Feb 07, 2013 (5:11 pm)
It sounds like you need to check your fuel pressure when it dont want to start.
If your fuel pressure is readind what its supposed to , check your plungs and wires and if that looks good check your mass air flow.
#1062 of 1069 Re: Is it really the alternator???? [dixiechicdana]
Feb 07, 2013 (8:48 pm)
I had the same problem. We thought it was the battery but after putting a new battery it wouldn't charge. We put a new alternator in and have had no problems with check gauge light or battery meter or any of it hope it helps. I hope it helps you.
#1064 of 1069 Miss in engine after replacement of r/r sensor and serpentine belt
Apr 04, 2013 (7:24 am)
About 6 weeks ago my 2000 JGC starting dieing on me. I took it to the shop , they hooked it up for a diagnostic ,and ended up replacing the r/r sensor and serpentine belt (belt had cracks) Since then there has been a miss in the motor and acts like it wants to shut off. Or a huge hick up.
I think I had this same sensor replaced about 5 years ago.
A week later I took it back to the shop and they replaced the spark plugs thinking that might be the problem since they had never been replaced. Now another week later there is still a miss in the engine and I think it may be getting worse cause it took longer to start this morning.
Any thoughts as to this problem?
#1065 of 1069 Re: Miss in engine after replacement of r/r sensor and serpentine belt [karen2000jgc]
Apr 09, 2013 (7:21 pm)
Oooops. it was the crank position sensor. and belt. I don't think he had it on right or gapped correctly. JMO.
After that it had a miss so I took it back, and they replaced the plugs, still had a miss, took it back and they replaced the coil and O2 sensor, still had a miss , even worse, so bad that I don't see how he missed the miss, took it back again and let them have it!
They replaced the crank position sensor AGAIN.
Now it's working but there's still just a very slight miss that only the driver might notice.
I feel like they didn't really know what they were doing and just replacing things hoping to fix it.......at my expense.
I'm tempted to call the owner and talk to him about it.
#1066 of 1069 keeps cutting out
Apr 30, 2013 (11:02 pm)
My Jeep runs like a dream...that is until recently when for no reason it just stops running. It just seems to suddenly turn itself off as I drive it. After it quits I have a heck of a time re-starting i(20 or so minutes). When it does start again it goes a way down the road and quits again. I am afraid to drive it now. I have no trouble starting it when I first get in to the car and it doesn't always do it. Maybe every 3rd or 4th day.I have a very good battery...had a new starter put in. Just baffled and as I said afraid to take it anywhere. PLEASE anyone who might have an answer...help me. Thanks very much.
#1067 of 1069 Re: keeps cutting out [katcall]
Apr 30, 2013 (11:26 pm)
Unless someone else can figure it out from the info you have provided, I would ask you for more details. Does is quit like a light switch is thrown or does is seem to lose power, run rough, and die? Does it backfire at all?
Do you smell anything peculiar just before or after it stops? Any strange noised as it dies or when you are trying to start it? Have you notice the gauges (the instrument cluster) doing odd things? Suddenly the fuel is totally full or totally empty? The heat gauge is totally hot to totally cold? How many miles are on the vehicle? What year, model and engine option do you have? Sorry to ask so many questions but for me to be able to evaluate the problem I really need a lot more details to work with. If anyone else knows what it is from the description, please jump in.
#1068 of 1069 Re: keeps cutting out [katcall]
May 01, 2013 (6:01 am)
could be crank shaft postion sensor.... fairly inexpensive and fairly easy to replace. mine would cut out but start right back and the SKIM light came on.... turned out to be the pcm (brain) about $200 on ebay for a rebuilt one. still easy to replace. send them the vin#, mileage, and year make and model. the program it in and send it. mounts on the fire wall and is pretty straigt forward to replace. disconnect battery, pull the 3 plugs and replace.
#1069 of 1069 Re: 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Intermittent Stall [awhyms]
May 23, 2013 (12:11 pm)
I have a straight six 1997 grand Cherokee. I had faced this before which like a lot of you was to the point of shooting it or myself. I changed batteries, sensors, plugs, wires, cap, rotor, cleaned TB, added sea foam. Still same shift different day! So frustrating! So I just held my foot on gas an breaks to remedy it. It got me by day to day. Then one day my radiator started to leak! I was about to set it a fire!! But my father in law bought me a new one. Would you believe it! All my idle and dying issues went away?!?! So after reading a lot of the post I seen here. I'm guessing that the computer near passenger fire wall is in fact the culprit as some have found. My guess is that JEEP chose the wrong location for it since so many of "Us Jeep owners" have came across this same problem. Oh and someone mentioned a temp sensor! Would hurt to check them both and see what happens! I would love to know if anyone else tries out my solution and reply if it works or not so that we can spread the cure of the "Idle From The UNKOWN!!"
-Happy Wrenching Guys!!