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#38 of 1241 Re: 97 Grand Cherokee Shuts Off while moving [wolfblum]
Nov 17, 2006 (6:55 pm)
Well I replaced the battery in my 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Inline 6 motor today and it starts up but the Check Engine light still comes on right away??
Engine runs smooth, I don't get it?? Did a spark plug, wires, cap & rotor replacement well over a month ago and check engine light still comes on?? Infinity radio comes on but no sound and everytime I turn the brights on and off the Security light clicks and blinks once?? Anybody have similar problems, any help would greatly be appreciated as I don't have a lot of $$ right now!!
#39 of 1241 Re: 97 Grand Cherokee Shuts Off while moving [dotcom012]
Dec 08, 2006 (5:27 pm)
I have a 95 Grand Cherokee and had a similar problem. While I am driving the engine suddenly shuts off. It usually happened when I stopped at a red light or when I pulled into a parking lot. I could only drive on if I left my foot permanently on the gas pedal. Since it only happened once in a while (and never at the dealership) the mechanics couldn't find anything. I decided to replace the pcv valve because that only cost me a couple dollars and is easy to do. Since that day the problem never occurred again!
#40 of 1241 Idle Problems AND Flickering Lights
Dec 18, 2006 (8:11 am)
I have the SAME issue regarding the idle problem: vehicle will not idle, I have to pop it into Neutral to keep it from stalling out. It is fine once I drive it for a distance (not sure exactly how far it takes, never compared) without stopping. All the above postings really helped with diagnosing.
One thing I had before this was when using lights at night, the interior lights will get really dim and barely visible, and I literally "hit" the headlights lever/dial to get them to come back bright again. Used to work, but that barely works anymore. Then started that idle issue, which went from a very few instances, to about every time I drive now. That with the flickering interior lighting, REALLY makes me lean towards the electrical problem and not so much the IAC, TPS, or PCV replacement.
#41 of 1241 RE: Idle Problems AND Flickering Lights
Dec 18, 2006 (8:13 am)
What I mean by "Interior Lights" is the dashboard lights, clock/radio lights, etc....
#42 of 1241 Stalls 3 seconds after starting
Dec 19, 2006 (8:49 am)
I have a 1994 JGC 5.2 that is hard to start and when it does it runs for about 3 seconds and shuts off, if you try to give it any fuel at all it immediately shuts down. any ideas?
#44 of 1241 Re: 1996 JGC...idles rough and stalls while stopped...HELP [fwe]
Jan 02, 2007 (6:25 pm)
Ok, here goes, I cured this problem, after changing the IAC, no help, I checked the Throttle Position Sensor, it was bad, changed it and problem is now cured!!!!!!
#45 of 1241 Re: Idle Problems AND Flickering Lights [lydiam99]
Jan 24, 2007 (7:33 pm)
Did you ever get that problem fixed? I'm having the EXACT same issue with my '98 JGC 5.9. The lights on the dashboard have been dimming for some time now, and the engine has started to die when I take my foot off the gas. I'm hesitant to take it to a dealer since the problem doesn't always happen. It would be my luck that it would malfunction all the way to the dealer and then when the dealer checked it out it would be fine. Any help that you could offer would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
#46 of 1241 Re: Idle Problems AND Flickering Lights [the_skeptic]
Jan 24, 2007 (8:15 pm)
Scott, yes I did, it was the TPS, AKA Throttle Position Sensor, I changed it ( very easy to do, if you have a throtle body, its located on it, takes about 10 min.) and the problem is cured... good luck. Suggestion, get the Hayes Repair Manual, it is a big help... the part is inexpensive, $30 - $40, and it is an easy task. Good luck
#47 of 1241 Re: Idle Problems AND Flickering Lights [fwe]
Jan 24, 2007 (10:50 pm)
Thank you very much. I'll give it a try.