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#1043 of 1240 Starting Problems
Oct 07, 2012 (2:48 pm)
I have a 2004 Jeep grand Cherokee Laredo 6 cyl. I was having problems with my jeep starting. It would take me from 1 to 3 times before it would start. The battery would sound strong, but it just wouldn‘t start until I tried a few times, but it would always start. The motor could be hot or cold and I always had to try up to 3 times to get it started. It would get sluggish when I would slow down at a stop light or have to make a turn. I would have to give it a little gas to keep it running. Never knew if I was going to pull out and it stall on me. The problem was: The fuel filter, I just had the other one put on about a year ago, so I figured it would last me longer then a year. The warranty is for a year on them. I think I got one from a bad batch someone was talking about on here that is why I replaced it and it worked. Thank goodness for this forum. Hope this helps someone. gl
#1044 of 1240 Re: 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. Please Help. Tried everything. [ellies_rocket]
Oct 20, 2012 (8:45 am)
Hi. I have the exact problem. have you solved your problem or not ? Thanks for ideas, what to do with this. I tried everything and the problem still here
#1045 of 1240 Re: 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. Please Help. Tried everything. [swelms]
Oct 20, 2012 (8:47 am)
Hi swelms. Have you fixed your problem ? I have exactly the same problem and no ideas to fix it. Tried everything and the problem is still here Thanks for tips...
#1047 of 1240 Rough Idle at a Stop
Oct 26, 2012 (5:42 pm)
Tuesday I noticed when I came to a stop the car would idle really rough. It is a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4. Wednesday I get in the car and it starts just fine, drive all the way to work, leave for the day, and as I come to a stop on the freeway it just dies. It wouldn't restart, so I had it towed. The next day at the shop it started up just fine and according to them it would cut off when it got warm. So they replaced the crankshaft position sensor. They told me they drove it 20 miles and it didn't die on them. I get in the car today, go to a light and once again it is idling rough. I call them back and asked them if vibrating is normal and he asked the guy that drove it if he reset the computer. He said, no he didn't. I wasn't able to turn around and let them reset it. Before I go back in there, I want to make sure I know what I am talking about. If I go back in there is reseting the computer really going to do anything? It never threw a check engine light, and when they put it on the machine it never threw a code. I just want to make sure they aren't jerking me around, because right now I really feel they are.
#1048 of 1240 Re: Rough Idle at a Stop [laurabo]
Nov 08, 2012 (2:15 pm)
I had the same problem. Took me months to figure it out.
The wiring that runs around the valve cover in the back was sitting on a bolt and had rubbed through. Rubber tube was put on bolt to keep from rubbing wire and causing short in MAP sensor..
#1049 of 1240 Starting Problems and Radio
Dec 01, 2012 (5:57 pm)
About a month ago I went out to start my Jeep and there was just a clicking noise. Nothing else. I did this a couple of times and it didn't start. The third time it started fine. About a week later my radio in my 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee quit working. I had the fuses checked and they were fine. It was suggested that I get a new radio. I haven't. This morning I went out to start my Jeep and I again got the clicking noise but it wouldn't start I did this a couple of times and nothing. My husband jiggled the fuse box and the battery cables under the hood and the Jeep started and the radio came on. When I drove to my destination my Jeep again wouldn't start. I opened the hood and jiggled the fuse box and battery cables and it started. What would you suggest?
#1050 of 1240 Re: Starting Problems and Radio [pleasehelp22]
Dec 01, 2012 (6:32 pm)
A simple answer would probably be to remove both battery terminals, clean both the terminals on the battery and the connections on the large cables you removed. However, welcome to Jeep Grand Cherokee world. For all of their ruggedness, they are fragile in a number of areas. If the battery is more than 3 years old, I would replace it automatically after having the problem you just described. ALSO, please check where the big black cable from the battery (the Negative cable also marked NEG or - ) connects on the other end. Remove that and sand or wire brush it as well. If you simply can't get at it to remove it, at least be certain it is tight. These vehicles are notorious in a couple of areas. Luckily the battery, voltage and amperage weakness is usually easy and economical to address. The PCM (the computer brain) is also a big problem and it is not easy nor economical but you don't have those symptoms. Good luck.
#1051 of 1240 Re: Starting Problems and Radio [scottj1]
Dec 02, 2012 (4:27 am)
Thank you I will try this but if the check engine light came on for a day and went of during these problems is that a sympton of PCM - I am hoping not!
#1052 of 1240 Re: 02 cherokee 4.7 just started stalling now NO START [offroadking]
Dec 02, 2012 (5:10 pm)
I was curious if you ever located the problem. I am currently experiencing the same problem with my 97 grand cherokee. Any help would be appreciated ive been struggling with it for awhile ive lost count of how many things ive fixed that supposedly were the problem.