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Jeep Cherokee, Transmission, SUV
#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.
#155 of 275 won't start
Jul 25, 2009 (5:25 pm)
Can anyone help me out with some troubleshooting? I have a 1996 grand cherokee 4wd v8, drove it to the store yesterday and when i went to leave it wouldn't start. I got it to start with the assistace of jumper cables and juicing the gas butthe second I let my foot off the pedal it would kill. It won't start without a jump or stay running without my foot on the pedal. I took the battery and alternator to Autozone and they checked out fine. Does anyone have any suggestions?
#156 of 275 18 hours to fix before a 1500 mile trip. STALL!!
Jul 27, 2009 (7:59 pm)
I have a 1994 4.0 Cherokee standard 4x4, 238,000 miles. Starts fine when cold and runs great when rpms are above idle. At idle, say at a light, and after the engine has gone to operating temp, I get syptoms like flooding, misfire or bad gas. The longer at idle the worse it is. If I shut down the engine, it will not start until I let it sit for about 45 minutes. I have replaced plugs, fuel filter, fuel pump, fuel pressure regulator, and idle control in the throttle body. Gas had seafoam treatment, ran down till 1/4 tank and refilled with good gas, just in case.
I am in Atlanta and traveling to Pittsburgh tomorow for a short term job for great money. I would have to spend a couple hundred to rent a car. Please Help!
Jul 30, 2009 (4:30 pm)
I have a 1993 grand cherokee limited takes along time to start after sitting overnight once it starts it runs great
#158 of 275 94 Grand Cherokee Stalling issue
Jul 31, 2009 (10:07 am)
Hi. I have recemtly replaced my radiator. That was an experience all in itself....however, the jeep dies when I am sitting still, or reversing. I thought I had gotten bad gas, so I put in Heet (twice). It still dies....what can I do? I can't take it to AutoZone for a diagnostic test because there is no "check engine light" on or any type of error message. It's driving me crazy!! I rely on my vehicle for my job. Any help would be appreciated!! Thanks, Robin
#159 of 275 Re: 94 Grand Cherokee Stalling issue [binners]
Jul 31, 2009 (2:23 pm)
By the way, its a 4.0 Also, when the gas level get to 1/4 tank, that is when the rough idle/stall occurs. I just ran and filled up, and it still idles low, but even with the a/c running, it does not stall! Very frustrating!! Any help, please. Thanks! Robin