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#145 of 275 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee sometimes stalls in reverse...help?
Sep 24, 2008 (3:41 pm)
I have a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee with about 168k on it. It runs fine in drive and neutral, but sometimes when i put it in reverse the engine completely cuts off. Usually if i wait a couple minutes and try again it works fine.
Also, when on long car trips on the highway, the "Trans Over Temp" light on the dash comes on. I checked the transmission fluid dipstick and there is plenty in there, and there is also plenty antifreeze.
#146 of 275 96 Grand Jeep Cheerokee
Oct 12, 2008 (6:19 am)
We are experiencing problems with our Jeep! The mechanic can not figure it out! The Jeep will sometimes start and run fine and then other times it will start but sputter and almost stall untill warmed up, or will start and stall after a few mins of driving, and not start but turnover. Also the other day the information screen started flashing and every possible indicator went on at the same time and then it backfired, after that it drove great for a day. Now its back to same routine. we think it is something electrical. We just don't know what any think will help!
#147 of 275 Re: 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee sometimes stalls in reverse...help? [nikki07]
Oct 12, 2008 (2:13 pm)
when was your trans oil changed? pluged filters in trans will cause it ti run hot
the other prob dont have a clue
Oct 28, 2008 (12:05 pm)
1st time post here. Thanks in advance.
Have a 2000 4.0 L Cherokee Sport. Have been having a problem with rough idle as well. At first thought it may be a PCM memory issue. I found battery conections badly corroded so I replaced them and cleaned and tightened all grounds in engine compartment. Worked Good after I reset memory settings.
Problem cleared up for 2 weeks as we ran through a full tank of Premium gas and fuel inj. cleaner. Now we are getting to less than 1/4 tank and the problem returned today. Runs great above idle. Now suspecting fuel issue.
I have read the stepper motor issues and will give that a try. Was kinda wondering if I may have a filter/pressure regulator issue at idle. Am gonna try that as well when I get time.
Does anyone have any other ideas?
#150 of 275 Re: rough idle [bvisocky]
Nov 13, 2008 (11:01 pm)
HI, this is the exact same problem I am having with a 2001 Jeep cherokee that I have. Worked fine after cleaning the batttery terminals for about 2 weeks, then started the stalling again, runs perfect at other speeds. Please let me know if you figure this out before I do. One friend looked at it and said that my throttle body was leakding at the shaft. It sounded like it was. Please respond if you figure it out.
#151 of 275 98 Cherokee Idle Problem
Jan 01, 2009 (12:07 pm)
I probably caused this - I am experiencing a check engine light suddenly as well as a high idle (2K) at start. This all happened after I detailed the motor. I also loosened and forgot to tighten the radiator cap during the same cleaning. I feel that I either have air in the cooling system which needs to be let out (not certain where the valve is for this) or I pulled a sensor or vacuum tube loose (which I can't find) or I broke the idle control valve. The truck only has 50K miles and is in perfect shape. I would appreciate any help.
#152 of 275 Re: 96 Grand Jeep Cheerokee [dchez6969]
Apr 27, 2009 (10:09 pm)
I had this problem for a month ; checked sensors, checking fuel plugs . Then one day the car didn't start, just dead at the starter. Cleaned the battery cables,got it to start. Took it to Auto-zone , a free battery check told me the battery changed polarity.Haven't had any glitches seance.
#153 of 275 Electric Cooling Fan Stopped Working
Jun 27, 2009 (6:24 pm)
My 1990 4wd 6 cyl. Cherokee has two cooling fans. One operates off of the belt, the other is electric. The electric one quit coming on. I don't know where to find the relay, or thermostat, or whatever triggers it. I am going to wire the fan directly to the battery to make sure it still works, but I need guidance once that is ruled out..
#154 of 275 Re: Electric Cooling Fan Stopped Working [mmcrae]
Jun 27, 2009 (7:47 pm)
On your RENIX 4.0L XJ, the fan is controlled by a temperature switch located on driver side of radiator facing engine - about mid way down. This switch turns the fan on & off at a preset temperature. There is also a small diode located in the harness nearby that location but rarely gives any problem. The most likely culprit is the relay for the fan... the location of which escapes me at the moment - think it's under the plastic panel, battery side halfway back over passenger side wheel well.
Above info does not apply to HO engines - RENIX (Closed cooling system) only.