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#269 of 275 Cherokee looses power
Jun 13, 2012 (11:48 am)
This has been going on for two years. 1999 6 cyl Cherokee Auto with 145,000 miles. Starts up, acts fine, pull out, no power...then it surges. Death trap trying to pull out in traffic. It feels like a weed eater that is choked out...still running but no power. I've even considered the transmission but don't know if that could cause that problem. It was rebuilt at about 120,000 miles. Does it when cold or hot...mostly cold. After it does it once it usually doesn't do it for awhile but it COULD.
We've had all of the fuel system cleaned, new fuel pump, coil, plugs, tuned, etc. No one seems to be able to figure it out. My daughter drives this and has learned to live with it but I'm going to trade unless it can be fixed. Scares me.
Any help is appreciated.
#270 of 275 Re: Cherokee looses power [1944mb]
Jun 13, 2012 (12:32 pm)
Have you tried to replace the crank and camshaft sensors? I have two Cherokees that have had similar issues. I replaced all sensors around the intake(cheap on Ebay) and the previously mentioned sensors. No issues now. On Ebay, most of these sensors are anywhere between $5-$20 as to $50+ in the auto part's stores. Hope this assists you. I know in one of my Jeeps, I would get that weed eating sensation but only when it was hot.
#271 of 275 Re: Cherokee looses power [1944mb]
Jun 14, 2012 (6:53 am)
I am assuming that your truck is in good shape, other than this issue.
I can guarantee you it is an O/2 sensor. Is the check engine light on? If so, go get it checked out. Many places will check the code at no charge, hoping to earn your business.
My 99 V8 Grand Cher with 133k started doing the same thing. My engine has 4 0/2 sensors, and it cost $600 (total w/ parts and labor) to have them all put in.
Totally fixed the issue.
Good luck. I sold my Grand Cher, and bought a Kia Optima EX, so this will be my last post here. Hasta La Vista Baby!!!
#272 of 275 Re: Grand Cherokee Start up issue [00jeeplaredo]
Jan 19, 2013 (3:47 pm)
my jeeps doing the same thing did you figure out what to do???
#273 of 275 im have the kinda problem
Jan 30, 2013 (2:52 pm)
i have a 1993 jeep cherokee xj, so when i start it sometimes it will run good for instance last night i drive it five miles without an issue, but i was just trying to get it home, so i got to wondering if i goosed it, if it would stall on me, so i got on it an it cutt of, so when i out it in nuetral it started back up, an got it home no other issues, so today i went out there looking at it an started it up an it started up for a good second an shut off. the belt was squeling, i started it a few times an it did the same thing over an over agin, so i started it up an reved it up to about 3000 rpms until the belt stopped making noise an it ran good, until i put it in drive an it shutt off on me agin so i had to start it five times to move it fifteen feet. i was thinking it was the throttle postion sen, or the crank postion sen. because it likes to do it the most when it warms up to opperating temp. please please please someone help me
#274 of 275 Re: Grand Cherokee Start up issue [briar3]
Feb 07, 2013 (6:21 pm)
i didnt but i have replaced the cps, an still having the issue, so i ordered the belt tensioner collar from the jeep dealer, cost 20 bucks an the bolt, im thinking its a loose belt. im hoping.
#275 of 275 Re: im have the kinda problem [xj_gripper239]
May 11, 2013 (8:28 am)
it is the pcm power control monitor.i had that problem before.a new one is about 200 bucks.