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#727 of 1241 Moisture in gas line
Jul 28, 2010 (10:43 am)
How can I fix this. My 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4 3.7L 6 Cyl. 71,000 mi. The engine light is on and the car isn't running on all cyl. I had a computer reading and it said that there is moisture in the line. I switch from mid grade to hi test gas and I'm adding "Heat", a moisture remover to the gas when I fill up, but after 4 tanks of gas, the engine light is still on and the problem is still there.
#728 of 1241 Re: Moisture in gas line [wilson72]
Jul 28, 2010 (12:24 pm)
if you have that much i the lines i might consider changing the fuel filter(s).... on my waverunner the water gets trapped in the filter and keeps getting in the line....i hva to change out the filter or at least take it off and get all the fluid out and then let it refill with good gas... but that is just a guess....
#729 of 1241 2005 Grand Cherokee Stalls
Jul 29, 2010 (5:51 pm)
Had some work done recently on a/c. They suggested a new battery due since they had to jump it after doors being left open for a short time. It stalled out me in drive thru a week prior. Now it is doing at stop signs more and more. I just purchased new battery. Got car home and stalled in driveway. The rpms idle up and down. Then eventually it goes out. This is the most it has happened ever in this car. It was due a new battery no doubt. This summer is very hot compared to last year. I have read other posts contributing weather as a factor? I like this car but am stressing now. Any ideas? Thanks!! ---
#730 of 1241 Re: 2005 Grand Cherokee Stalls [ahukill]
Jul 29, 2010 (5:52 pm)
This is a 4.7 V-8 engine. I should have mentioned that. I apologize.
#731 of 1241 Re: 2005 Grand Cherokee Stalls [ahukill]
Jul 29, 2010 (7:15 pm)
I have the same stalling issue with my Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7 Hemi. I love my Jeep and this is my second one, but honestly, I would not buy another one.
My jeep starts up fine and drives well but I can tell when the gas isn't getting through to where it needs to for the car to continue to run. My car is shutting off at stop signs, traffic lights, and just about an hour ago while in motion on a very busy road. Normally after attempting to turn the engine a couple times it will start back up but the check engine light will always come on. After I park the car overnight, check engine light is off and I wonder if I'm going to be starting and stopping in the middle of busy intersections the next day. My 5 year old daughter was in the back seat today and cars were just coming up on me (while stalled) really fast in the rear before they saw me and my hazards on. Scared and after maybe 10 attempts to restart the vehicle without success, I gave it a whole lot of gas and turned the key until it started up. My jeep has 60k miles on it and I used mid grade gas. I used to use premium gas but the problem only seemed worse, so I went back to mid grade. The car sputters at time and other times I'm the quickest SUV on the road.
My two rear inside door handles snapped off because the handles are mounted to the panel which is only hard plastic (bad design).
Two days ago my LCD GPS Screen went out and when it's out I can't control the CD player or the steering wheel radio controls. The screen will come on first thing in the morning, but shortly after, will go out.
The driver side of my car leaks when it rains, driver side floor will be flooded but sunroof doesn't leak. Those water things that run from the sunroof down the side of the windshield to allow water to flow obviously were forgotten when the car was built.
Although the DVD player still works, my two front door handles are cracked and look as if they can only take a couple more pulls before they snap off as well.
Oh I forgot... when the car stalls, occasionally I will smell gas inside the car. Actually, I've smelled the gas inside the car before, and the car had not stalled. The EPS SYSTEM OFF light comes on because the system just shuts itself off when the car acts up.
I don't think cold weather has anything to do with the stalling because I just moved from MA to TX. When in MA I never had issues like this but I could tell the problem existed. Since in TX as of July 15th, I think it's time to get a moped for traveling seeing that the weather allows and it's more reliable. One last thing, I have also noticed that sometime when I accelerate the car jerks as if it were going to cut off but the gas got through. It does sound like water is getting in somewhere causing the problem.
Chrysler agreed to fix the door handles for $1000 after my car locked on me at the grocery and while my daughter was in the back seat locked in the car. She absolutely would not climbed into the front seat (per mommy's instructions to never climbed into the front) to unlock the door for me and the rear handles were gone.
Someone please, if you have any suggestions before I call Chrysler in the morning to give them a piece of my mind, I need information on the stalling, leaking, LCD/GPS screen failure, steering wheel controls and cheaper fix for the door handles.
#732 of 1241 Re: 2005 Grand Cherokee Stalls [bolling]
Jul 29, 2010 (7:37 pm)
My driver side door handle did the same thing. Unreal! My passenger door side is about to do the same thing too. I am the only passenger so luckily only one side is the problem. We took it out again tonight. It idles at stops signs below 1000 rpms lucky if it gets to 500 rpms. I can tell by sound when it is going to give out and can rev it to go. I don't have any check engine lights or any other indicators. It was due a new battery. The door handles to replace are high. Most people say to call salvage places to try to find a new door handle. I am so bummed. I had an Infinti Q 45 1995 with over 200,000 miles. So far with the a/c problem, exhaust manifold replacement, I spent less money on the Q car than the Jeep. Should have kept it. I had no luck with Chrysler on their crap doors. I wish you luck! I agree the hot weather should not have anything to do with it. Wondering if we should try to trade it in? Drove around to get gas out of car. Added fuel injector cleaner and will fill it up with better gas to see if that happens.
#733 of 1241 Re: 2005 Grand Cherokee Stalls [ahukill]
Jul 29, 2010 (10:19 pm)
ive had the same problem with my straight six.. it didnt have anything to do with the air though. it would seem fine maybe at first, but when i would get to a stop sign and accelerate it would die. also, if i just had it in park and pressed the accelerator the rpms would go higher then go extremely low and either putter or die. i had to replace the idle air sensor and the throttle sensor to get mine to stop. it didnt stop just at first.. it took it a couple times to re-adjust, but now it runs like a beaut.
#734 of 1241 Re: 2005 Grand Cherokee Stalls [ahukill]
Jul 30, 2010 (8:02 am)
If you find replacement door handles it doesn't help because the door panel itself is cracked and damaged. I still have the door handles but I can't reattach them because there's nothing to attach them to. Instead of Chrysler installing the door handle behind the door panel like most cars, they attached it to the panel itself which isn't strong enough to hold up to doors being opened and shut all the time.
My best friend is a mechanic of 30 years (in another state) and he called one of his contacts at Chrysler to inquire about the panel and handles. The contact told him it is a bad design and Chrysler is aware of the problem.
This is probably why they agreed to fix mine for $1000. They agreed to fix all four doors for that price which they referred to as the deductible. I am going to exercise that option, here in the next few weeks..
The potential for a tragedy to happen somewhere with jeeps stalling on highways and busy intersections/roads, as well as the door handles just snapping off is increaseling high. Cars were literally swerving to keep from hitting me last night, I couldn't move the car myself, plus my small child was in the back seat near the rear which would have been the point of impact.
The handles... what if a Jeep catches on fire. The first thing a person would do, with force due to the quick response is get out of the car. My door handles would not hold up to that, they would just snap off. And myself and my child are the only passengers ever in my car.
#735 of 1241 Re: 2005 Grand Cherokee Stalls [ahukill]
Jul 30, 2010 (3:16 pm)
METIMES GET A BAD CONNECTION. IT IS USUALLY THE ONE CLOSEST TO THE FENDER. UNPLUG, SPRAY WITH CLEANER AND REPLUG. YOU MAY EVEN HAVE TO WRAP A ZIP TIE AROUND THE UNIT TO KEEP THE PLUG IN TIGHT.
2) THIS MAY ALSO BE THE PROBLEM, IT IS GOING TO SOUND SCREWY BUT THERE ARE TORX SCREWS ON THE 1998 AND EARLIER ECU. BACK THEM OUT ABOUT A THIRD OF A TURN, THE SCREWS ARE TOO LONG AND ARE CAUSING SOME KIND OF SHORT IN THE CONNECTION OR MAYBE THE GROUND.
3) FOR 1999 AND LATER
I had same problem.... 87,000 2000 grand cherokee 4.7l
when i let off the gas it might stall. happens 1 to 4 times a day.
so far i have
replaced the crank shaft sensor - it stopped stalling for 3 days $130
cleaned the throttle boddy free
replaced the throttle position sensor $72
replaced the idle air control sensor $132
replaced the map manafold airflow sensor $125
no luck it is still stalling. not sure if i remember the prices
right on these parts....
by the way i have done all the work myself. it was about 30 minutes for most parts.
i just ordered a rebuilt ecu or pcu engine control unit. they program in the vin, mileage and part nbr so you gc will recognize it. $185
we will see when that comes.....
IT CAME AND THAT SEEMS TO HAVE FIXED THE PROBLEM..... .... SO FAR SO GOOD
#736 of 1241 Re: starts 3 seconds, no gauges, fuel pressure good [scottj1]
Jul 31, 2010 (5:55 am)
It is not the ignition switch for a couple of reasons. The first, it continues to run after I release the start position to the run position. (for about 2 seconds) Secondly, I kept the key in the start position after it started. Yes, I know about the starter, flex plate, torque converter, etc. I am at wits end and would never have done this unless I was trying to be absolutely sure about something. It is not the switch. I have no idea what it could be.Any help is appreciated.