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Old 01-28-2008, 09:14 PM
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Jeep dies, then re-starts, ideas please

i have a 91 jeep cherokee and can not figure out what the heck is up i'm driving along and it just shuts down sit for a few min start back up and then all over again till the next day or two then it will run for an hour or so then it starts all over again it will idle for ever till i touch the gas and then it dies anyway cant figure it out so please help please

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sometimes ignition modules act like that when there on there way out but not so common on jeeps
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Had a Dodge truck that did that ,the computor had gremlins in it, after new computor it was fine. Good Luck
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Chevyman420, the title of your post is borderline suggestive profanity, and has been edited.

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so i have been told that it might be a crank positioning sensor the book mentions a cam shaft position sensor(stator) but that is in the distributor and i have to tear the dist. apart or could it be the coil
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Get a crank position sensor. Very,very common on these vehicles. Not real fun to change on some years/models.
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Had a work truck with the same problem. I replaced the crank sensor and it ran great after that.

I hate these new computer motors!!! It is hard to diagnose problems without a code scanner. They do make good gas mileage though.
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Dear 68Novass, I did not have any profanity in my post, so why the message under my post????? the other guy put it in his, but you made it look like I was bad. Ace
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Dear 68Novass, I did not have any profanity in my post, so why the message under my post????? the other guy put it in his, but you made it look like I was bad. Ace
The post was addressed to Chevyman420 not you. Plus when a post is added to the thread it is added based on the time it was made. Mods can not insert a post anywhere they want, it's just not possible with this software.
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ok thanks i'll read the book a little more and see if it has one and where it is at i'll keep you updated thanks again
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You can replace sensors, and electrical parts until you are blue in the face and your wallet is empty or you can bring it to your local jeep dealership and drive it while a tech monitors the sensors. It might take an hour of labor but electrical parts are not returnable at most parts stores. So you will save money by fixing it right the first time.

If the problem is as predictable as you say it is then it will be easy to diagnose with the right tools.
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ya thats a good idea i'll trailer it to shucks or a dodge dealer and hve them test it thanks thats a good idea
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You might want to take a look at your fuel filter. If it clogs it would give you the same symptoms. The engine will die and after a few minutes and the sediment settles to the bottom it will start and run perfectly again. Just a suggestion.
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This isn't by chance happening while you are driving near the Empire State Building is it?

JK, I hope you can find your problem, a friend of mine had a 97 Grand cherokee, new, that would just quit sometimes when you would try to accelerate from a stop, usually at traffic lights. They did a ton of work too it and never could solve the issue. Through arbitration Jeep ended up buying the vehicle back.
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It can't be the Crank position sensor. jeeps need a crank signal before they will administer ignition, so if the crank sensor was bad, it would have a no start condition.
if the crank sensor goes bad during an operating period, the vehicle will begin to run badly but won't stall. a cam sensor or ignition module is a better guess.
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