Last post on Dec 10, 2013 at 2:04 PM
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Jeep Grand Cherokee
#1180 of 1241 Re: keeps cutting out [scottj1]
Oct 01, 2013 (8:15 pm)
my 2000 grand cherokee has the same stalling problem. mine has 198000 miles, and i have only had it about 3 months. the funny thing is i took it on a trip across the country 5000 miles without any issue, now this happens. when i go for a drive somtimes 30 minutes or so, it stalls out without warning, usually while approaching a stop from 40 mph, and sometimes while parked. but never while under throttle. the gas guage shows empty, the gas light comes on, the other guages go to zero, and the sentry key light comes on. it will crank, but sounds like there is no fuel and no spark. i have replaced the crankshaft position sensor, and the auto shutdown relay, cleaned the mass airflow sensor, cleaned the battery terminals untill shiny, tested and charged the battery, (tested good)and inspected all wiring i can see under the hood and under the jeep, (found no visible rubbing to make a short). I have narrowed the problem down to 1 thing but not really sure.... if i wiggle the connector to the pcm (the one of the 3 on the inside closest to the engine) the jeep will usually start again, but sometimes dies again within a few minutes or 40 minutes. it's very random. today i removed that connector, removed the elec tape and wire sheild and inspected the wiring as far as i could see but found no evidence of bare wires... any suggestions?
#1181 of 1241 TIPM replaced !!
Oct 02, 2013 (11:41 am)
After having to abandoned our vehicle at the dealership in Las Cruces, New Mexico on Sept 13th with a faulty TIPM, new fuel pump and one week old battery. We rented a vehicle to get back to our home 750 miles away. We have worked directly with Chrysler Jeep and they have done their best for us. We got a call from the dealership yesterday saying that our Jeep was repaired with a new TIPM !! Chrysler is covering the cost of the part and most of the cost of the rental car. They would probably cover the entire amount but we will be dropping it off where we live which will incur a "dropoff" fee and we will have to leave in in NM until mid November when we can get back down there to pick up the vehicle. They have asked us to submit the receipts for the battery and fuel pump and they will consider covering those repairs also. The dealership in Las Cruces is not very big so that could be the reason that they were able to get the part so quickly. Whatever the case, we feel fortunate that they took care of it so quickly and that some of the costs are being covered.
#1182 of 1241 Re: 2011 Cherokee no start [blakeburch]
Oct 04, 2013 (5:02 am)
blakeburch - Welcome fellow Houstonian! I'm still waiting for my part to be ordered. The dealer, Tomball Chrysler Jeep & Dodge told me they ordered the part 9/20. Then didn't return calls to Chrysler Care with the order information. I learned on 9/27 that it couldn't be ordered for 5 more days as they can only order 1 per week. Then I got a call from Chrysler Care who has been following this, that the dealer can't order until 10/10. So we are 3 weeks before a part is even ordered. I don't know how long it will take after that or if it will ever get ordered. I have a friend who says he knows some people at Chrysler and is trying to get more info or help. Anything would be great. I just want to be able to drive something I'm paying for!!! A 3 yr old car shouldn't have this major of a problem. I hope you fair better than me if you go thru a dealer to fix. My case manager at Chrysler Care has been very helpful and appears to be on top of the situation. We have yet to set up the rental but that is partly my fault due to a family emergency. If you are out of warranty, Chrysler will give you some help with rental and paying for expenses. Good luck!!
#1183 of 1241 Re: TIPM replaced !! [billmars]
Oct 04, 2013 (5:02 am)
Wow...that's a quick turnaround. It's been 3 weeks and mine isn't even ordered yet. Hope all works out once you receive.
#1184 of 1241 A new TIPM is not the solution
Oct 05, 2013 (3:55 pm)
You will experience the same issue in another 1 to 2 years. The problem is that the fuse for the fuel pump may be in the pump itself which is located in the tank. I hard wired a switch to the TIPM that allows me to turn on and off as needed.
I've had zero problems
If you proceed and wait for a new one, what will you do if it fails again??
The manufacturer took such deliberate effort in not placing a fuse or relay in the TIPM, would it not stand to reason that increased revenue is the motive.
I spent a grand total of $150 to hardwire and obtain a guaranteed solution. How much are you willing to spend?
Look at the pros and cons then make an informed decision.
#1185 of 1241 Re: A new TIPM is not the solution [lfelipe]
Oct 06, 2013 (9:31 am)
Can you tell us how to do that or what to tell a mechanic so they would understand? Where is the switch? Inside the cab or under the hood?
Thanks for the info!
#1186 of 1241 Alternative to TIPM replacement
Oct 06, 2013 (12:31 pm)
The mechanic first dropped the fuel tank where the fuel pumps are and attached a hard wire entering into the cab from the driver side passenger seat. From there, he ran the wire under the paneling on driver side all the way and out to the engine to the current TIPM. A fuse is attached and is left in the fuse box. The mechanic the spliced the same wire underneath the steering area in order to create a toggle switch that will allow me to turn on when I crank and to turn off when I exit the vehicle so as not to drain battery especially since the fuel pump has tendency to stay on once car is off.
I can send pics if needed.
#1187 of 1241 Re: Jeep doesn't care. [johnoyed]
Oct 07, 2013 (11:19 am)
I believe I am dealing with the same issue as you are. I just purchased a used 11 Jp Gr Chk and my starter has been giving me the same issue. How can I get on this class action suit?
#1188 of 1241 Re: Jeep doesn't care. [mpetrosky79]
Oct 07, 2013 (12:36 pm)
What state are you in?
Oct 09, 2013 (4:27 pm)
Well guess what. My dealership called me up and said that my TIPM arrived. I'm all set to have it installed when I can get my Jeep over to them. How about that? Right out of the blue! BTW it took 54 days of waiting and one cancelled vacation to get to this point.