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#306 of 1241 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee
May 14, 2008 (8:57 am)
FIXED problem after two long years!!!!!!!!! Replaced basically everything and Jeep constantly told me hooked up to their computer and couldn't find a problem.
Turns out the computer is in a bad location just below hoses that leak on top of it. Took it to someone other then Jeep and had the computer rebuilt. They found six errors showing up! Problem was when you checked the actual error it turned out to be fine. After rebuilding the computer at a cost of 395.00 it has been running excellent. Not cutting off after a 20 minute drive. Have placed over 200 miles on it without a problem. Take it to a Triple A guaranteed for 12,000 miles. That way you have backup when a engine light comes on again. Mine did come on once it was under the battery a reset button. Two years of sheer hell because Jeep placed the computer under the hoses to where liquids could fall. Hope this helps all that are suffering from break downs on the side of the road!
#307 of 1241 1998 jeep cherokee starting problems
May 15, 2008 (4:49 pm)
i have a 1998 cherokee. if i leave my jeep alone for a few hours, and try and start it wont start on the first crank but it will start on the 2nd crank. i dont know what to do. people have told me that i could be my fuel pump and or fuel filter. so today i changed it 3 houres and 190$ later i still have the problem good news is i have better gass mialeage. haha if you know what to do or have any suggestions please let me know. thank you
#309 of 1241 intermittent starting
May 16, 2008 (11:27 am)
I have a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.2 v8. I am having intermittent starting problems. When operating normally, it starts right up, doesn't miss and runs perfect. I will start up almost immediately. Then every couple days, it won't start. It will turn over strongly, but just not fire ? This will almost always happen after it has been running. If I leave it for 20 min- half hour, it will start right up ?? In the morning, it always starts fine and will start normally for several days. Then I will run an errand, come out to start me car, and it just turns over. I leave it for 30 min or so, and it starts immediately? My car has 130,000 miles and it has just had new o2 sensors, an new convertor and muffler, and new plugs. Any ideas guys. Someone suggsted it was the crankshaft position sensor ? Any help appriciated . Thanks
#310 of 1241 Re: 96 Jeep GCL 4.0 Shudders under acceleration. [artco96]
May 16, 2008 (12:06 pm)
Most likely plugged up catalytic converter.
#311 of 1241 Hard Starting
May 29, 2008 (8:46 am)
My wife has a 96 Nissan Pathfinder. You put your foot on the brake, bump the key, and it starts right up. First time.
My 98 JGC...not so good. I find that I usually have to crank the ignition and at the same time give it gas, perhaps halfway down on the pedal. Usually it starts first time although after a couple of seconds of cranking. If it doesn't start first time then it start immediately on the second try; but you can usually smell a little gas. Once it starts first time or second it runs fine.
I thought most late model cars were supposed to start like the Nissan with the foot on the brake, no gas applied.
Am I the only one with this issue? Could there something wrong with a sensor or something? The car isn't throwing any kind of code that would trip the engine light.
#312 of 1241 Ignition switch doesn't work
Jun 01, 2008 (4:45 pm)
I have a 98 Cherokee Limited with 50K. The ignition switch will not turn, nor will the transmission move from Park to Neutral. Steering wheel is also locked. Newer battery and electrical seems ok. Any ideas?
#313 of 1241 Re: Hard Starting [j98wood]
Jun 01, 2008 (4:49 pm)
Tried starting by putting foot on brake and cannot turn key. Took foot off and same thing. No dashboard lights because ignition has not turned at all. It is still in the lock position.
#314 of 1241 Jeep Grand Cherokee Wont hold Idle
Jun 03, 2008 (1:38 pm)
I have recently encountered another problem with my Jeep. I went to start it the other day, and it would crank as if it were trying to kick over, but wouldnt fully kick over. I know its not my battery( I have two optimas), and a new starter. I did manage to get it to start if I pressed on the gas pedal and would remain running as long as I had my foot on the gas. I have smelled a strong odor of gasoline when I stop trying to start it, So Im not sure if it has something to do with any of the sensors or If I may have a vacuum leak in one of my hoses causing it to not remain in idle. If anyone has any possible solutions, I greatly appreciate it.