Jeep cherokee turns off while driving. new crank sensor new distributor and still having problems
does it crank back up after you turn it off?
It turns off on its own and it wont turn on right away and sometimes it wont even turn on till a day later or so
check the voltage to the coil and the coil itself, it might work for a few minutes or all day and then when it gets hot it stops working, and then after it cools off(a few minutes or a day) it might work for awhile again. giving you the on/off symptom. if thats not it check the computer also
It did that at first and they checked the coil and said it was bad so I replaced it and still did the same... So that's when I moved to the distributor and replaced the whole thing... Computer isnt bad
did you check your fuel pump pressure?
Yes and fuel pump works and also put a new filter
bad connection somewhere? you already said you replaced pretty much everything fuel/spark related the only thing left is either one of the previous parts was of poor quality and went bad or wire harness/computer. ive had over 15 cherokees and gc and i had 2 that did the same thing one was the computer and the other one had a bad distributor
Yea I have replaced just about everything. But my brother in law checked it yesterday and said it might be the crank position sensor that gives out or senda a bad signal
how long do you drive before it craps out?
have you changed the fuel filter, some times when you have a plugged filter they will run for awhile or all day, by looking at the other answeres that you got that nobody asked about fuel pressure.
I see this is 2 years ago! Did you ever figure out what the problem was??? I'm having the same thing happen! 1994 Jeep Cherokee, 255,??? miles on it! few days ago sat in a -drive through- idling, (It got up to about 210) Jeep shut off. It started back up -got food- & headed home. It shut off 4 more times on my way home! I made it home! Changed out the fuel filter! It was clogged big time! Well today I drove about 20mins from home, I sat in a drive-through and headed to moms house and it shut off. Thank god it started up so I could get outta the street & pull into a parking lot then shut off again! Would NOT start back up this time! (Sounded like it wanted to start but wouldn't) I left it there for a few hours so it could cool off then went back. Started right up and made it home on the freeway. So sitting and idling is not good! and 210 temp not good! Any ideas?? Please help!!!
Im having same problem with my Jeep. Its starts up perfect, runs perfect. When I drive it turns off at random times. The motor turns off just as if you would had turned the key off, the lights and gauges stay on. I have been trying to track this problem down for 3 weeks now. I have replaced the following parts. New Parts Plugs,Wires, Distributor, Coil, Battery, Alternator, Fuel Pump, Crank Position Sensor, Idle Air Control Sensor, Air Exhaust Temp Sensor, Throttle Position Sensor. The only other things I can think of is junk auto-zone parts, Short on wiring harness, or computer. Does anyone have any ideas?
If your jeep over heated after all things listed in this form have been checked, have a mechanic check the motor head gaskets to see if they are damaged, air might be leaking out from it. Usually happens if it overheats or overheated in the past and the gaskets got blown or are having pressure come out even a little.
Same problem. 1988 Jeep Cherokee Laredo. Sometimes starts, sometimes not. Turns over but sounds like it's out of gas. I can hear the fuel pump kick on and it has good pressure. Dies while driving, then sometimes won't start back up. Changed fuel filter, spark plugs, wires, distributor cap. What else do I check?
with jeeps from 2004 and older there could be several culprits in this problem, the ones you stated and others, IAC - idle air control is most common, easy piece to replace near the throttle body, TPS - throttle position sensor, fuel filter, map sensor, fuel flow control and ignition timing sensor, vacuum leaks are common, spark plugs, injectors, vac line on map sensor, dirty throttle body, could be others these are common, I'd start with the cheapest and most common parts, IAC, fuel filter, spark plugs, air leaks or loose pressure pumps, just a little bit of air leaking from this it sure to cause a shut off or starting problem, also please be sure it's not the starter if it does not turn on at all or the battery going bad, make a list from the simplest to the more difficult and start checking one at a time, till you find it, the answer is never easy, sometimes it's a combination of these, especially in a car that is reaching 10 years or older. Anyways good luck.
I have a 2000 cherokee classic mine stalled didnt like to restart till cooled down i replaced Ecm better starter wire 4guage crank sensor new electronic distributor whole unit added ground from engine block to fire Wall a chrysler mech showed me how Now it Runs Great need to repllace 02, and soon fuuel pump i bought it used a few years ago not sure how old those are got ecm at junk yard runa like a chamo just stubbern at Times like if it sita for hrs if u turn key to start Nope gotta tap gas pedal other than that she runs
Crank sensor is Whats keeping it from starting and causes stalls beleive me i know just went through it nightmare but not anymore fixed now 02next
Plus i had my motor rebuilt at 2000thou now 242, runs Great just anoying sensors that are starting to act up but repñace crank sensor first check pos wire from start make sure its good not arking i put 4guage on its better Plus put 4guage ground on bat do the crank sensor if u wanna start it up
Auto zone parts junk i learned my less on on buying there closest to dealer is a parts Plus Store but a crank sensor cant be much from dealor and not exp from parts Plus my own mech used to laugh When i bought auto zone When i had probs from there junk my mech would say hows hows,auto junk working for u then u want it fixed right id say yep he call and order parts and id see parts Plus truck show up now i only use parts Plus
Ruben from Tampa FL I have Cherokee sport 2000 4x4 4.0L run gray bat when engine its on normal temperature turn of so 1 hour later staring back replace can sensor and crank sensor if you can help me to repair thank
I do not have an answer 1993 Jeep Cherokee that just shuts off when your driving Sit at at a red light too long she stalls will not not start up right away Driving the Long Island Expressway go 3 or 4 exits and she just dies- No warning lights on the dashboard Changed fuel pump filter- oil change new spark plugs and wires It was inspected my trailer hitch is long enough not to cause a gas tank explosion What now???
So I am seeing this is a common thing with Jeeps. I have a 1999 Jeep Cherokee Lorado 4.0L V6 straight 6, and a little over 204k miles and a few years ago the engine was rebuilt. I have already changed the plugs (they were really bad. Whoever had it before me did not gap the plugs and they were really off.), replaced the ignition coil (coil pack), and I am still having the same problem. When I first start it up it runs fine. After the engine warms up periodically it will run rough and then die. If I am mobile at a high rate of speed, 55 mph or greater, it will coast for 10 or more seconds before it kicks back in and it starts in its own. If I am sitting at a light or still and it dies I have to turn the key off and sometimes it will start back up immediately and sometimes it takes up to a minute. When traffic is behind you it feels like hours. I have noticed that if I sit with my foot on the gas and break and keep my engine at at lease 1,000 rpm it will not die but if I don't do that it will usually die on me. However, if I am on the interstate, I can get on it and it runs perfectly. It has a lot of power and runs great. It's just when it dies it's like I am out of gas. The fuel pressure is normal and the pump is fine. I just replaced the fuel filter. I was told it could be the crank shaft sensor. Does that sound about right? Any suggestions before I start just replacing everything and breaking my bank account? Thank you in advance for your time and answers.
I have a 1994 jeep Cherokee that just shut off one day when I was driving to work and its been several days and it won't start up I changed the position sensor wires spark plug and ignition coil but no luck can anyone help???
Jacob I am also having the same problems with my 1998 Jeep grand Cherokee Laredo V6. When I'm on the freeway it runs just fine but if I'm at a stoplight and that RPMs go below 1000 then it seems to die. I usually will have to put my foot on the break and wrap at the same time so it doesn't do that. I change the computer out so I know it's not that any other suggestions would be great thanks
Hi guys Ian here I also have been dealing with the same issues with my 1999 jeep xj sport stalling randomly, along with everyone's postings here I have changed / check the cap, rotor, wires, plugs, coil, crank sensor, ecm, electrical connections through out the engine compartment with no results. A friend of my told me to check the water temp sensor and that the engine would not run with out the connection so I let my jeep idle and pulled the connector from the sensor which it did stall the engine. The connection looks to be good but either way I'm going to just replace it this coming weekend. I'll post again if it fixes or changes anything. Not sure if this will help with any issues being experienced from the other people who have posted here.
I have an update. My jeep flat out gave me the middle finger and laid down and refused to start for an hour last week. After 150.00 I was told by the dealer it was the crank shaft position sensor and coil. After I had to pry my arm from the engine compartment and replaced everything, it runs better then when I got it.
I have a 1999 jeep Cherokee sport 4.0L. It has been sitting for a couple of months because it wasnt running. Before it stopped running it was running great. I have replaced pretty much everything under the hood and it has had a fuel pump and fuel filter replaced. Today we replaced the crankshaft sensor and after a little coaxing it started and ran for a little bit but not too long after it started hiccupping and quit all together. I need help, i was thinking of checking the fuel filter and coil but im running out of options. Please help!
I am by NO means an expert here...just reading through trying to figure out why my son's 2003 Jeep Cherokee randomly dies while driving down the highway. It starts right back up after a few tries though. If we figure it out I'll let y'all know. However, the problem with an earlier writer's car stalling when it drops below 1,000 rpm's and having to keep the gas and brake pressed at the same time at red lights...I experienced that in my Fiat as a teenager and it turned out to be the timing belt (timing chain?...not sure what to call it), so maybe that's something to look at as well.
I have a 1996 Jeep GC. While driving on the interstate my engine stalled then died completely. I replaced the Crankshaft position sensor, the coil and the pick up coil. I got fuel, but seems like I have no spark. Please help. I'm desperate for answers.
Having the Same Problem with my 98 Jeep Cherokee Larado..Replaced Crank Shaft Sensor and Coil; Shuts off after about an hour and cools down in 30 minutes ; and good for another 30..Acts like the motor is jumping out of it and Smells Horrible
I have a 92 jeep Cherokee country. 4.0 fuel injected last week driving it started missing terrible. Got home changed fuel filter next day seafoam in the fuel started finevidled good warmed up started down the road started missing again. Checked fuel pressure left gauge hooked up because it was idling fine again started to drive it started missing looked at fuel pressure maintains 35 lbs checked coil vaccum and cat. It sets for minute or 2 starts up purrs like a kitten until I start driving again. I have no idea what it is drove around the drive way couldnt get it to act up started down the road same thing again if I start it now it will be fine until driving even if I dont let it warm up. Any ideas?
I Have no idea, But we changed out my Cam Sensor and Coil and so far so good,,Just waiting!!!
I have a 00 jeep Cherokee, right hand drive. (mail jeep) starts up rough in the morning but generally straightens out but keeps a miss to it. when accelerating hard check engine light will flash on and off. usually delivers mail fine for 2-3 hours before it starts clunking out and stalling when I slow down or stop. usually will crank back up after 5/6 seconds but has taken up to 10 minutes to crank. also seems to be a little worse if low on fuel. fuel pressure is good though.We've replaced the fuel pump,head, coil pack, spark plugs, crank shaft position sensor,cam sensor, and purge valve cylinoid...
Just went through this with my 2000 Grand Cherokee Limited V8 4.7. Engine would cut out intermitently as it got hot. Cam and crank sensors replaced which fail frequently i'm told. Turns out the PCM was bad. Old solder joints in circuit board crack and fail when heated causing a loss of voltage. No such thing as a "new" PCM, you'll have to purchase used one from wreckers about 300 cdn and no warranty, have dealership flash VIN if older than 1999 and diagnose to make sure it is a failing PCM. Total cost was $800.00. Be sure to ask dealership to do a Voltage Drop test. Jeeps been running fine since but used PCM can fail anytime.
We fixed it!! The vapor canister wasn't working and was causing it to get vapor locked!!
Hello everyone. I have a 1996 Jeep grand Cherokee. I have read every ones problems and basically to sum it up, I am experiencing a combination of all of them. There are three different ways this happen. The first is as soon as I crank it, it will sputter, kick, burp and then die. Secondly, as quiet as a feather hitting the ground, while accelerating it will shut off and coast for 5-10 seconds and then turn back on on its own. The third way is while slowing down or at a top, the jeep will shake and sputter horribly and then turn off to where I must crank it again. I have noticed at times, only when braking or idoling, the headlights will dim or even go completely out and then back on when the jeep successfully dies. Normally it will crank immediately and drive like nothing happened, sometimes I must sit for a few minutes. The parts have changed in the past two months are the water pump, fuel pump, fuel filter, fuel pump fuse, idol air control valve, crankshaft sensor, battery and an entire new distributor. I have no check engine lights or warning sign. The jeep just does this when it ever so choses. I have experienced this problem for over a year and its getting worse and more frequent. so far, two mechanic places have, together, had the vehicle for over a week and neither can source a problem. all my saved money has went to this vehicle and its my only vehicle, I use it every day for work. I almost lost my job 3 times because of this problem. please if anyone can help it would be a miracle. Thank you Thank you all
So Sorry;I'm in the same boat with you. Mine is a 98 and hates the rain.Backfires and dies,Sometimes it cranks right up and other times it can take 7 to 9 times.I have learned when it is dying I turn if off and coast to stop so as to avoid the Backfire. (Don't want to get surrounded by cops).It has blown my tailpipe to 3 times it's size and a hole in my muffler;so this would be my only defense to I don't have a gun officer..We all have a lemon and the Creator(Dodge) only wants our money and no answers. We have figured out that the brain is getting moisture from heat or rain and causing the miss fires. We are going to spray it with a water proof sealant for electronics and pray that works,,Wish I had some answers for you but we can only Pray and God knows whats wrong..
Look I have a 2000 jeep Cherokee classic 4.0 rebuillt motor I've replaced electronic coil thhrottle pos sensoer crank sensor a few fixed short in wire harness which caused all my issues with stalling running changed plugs and 02 sensors which gave me better fuel mileage but if u have replaced crank sensor which controls fuel and many different things replace again with dealer more than likely u got bad one I found when engine got hot or warmed up I had problems had to sit till it cooled down restart a ok till warm again my mechanic fixed shorts in wire harness along right front firewall it was causing computer to say it was reading or no computer I've replaced four computers till harness got fixed now well jeep will do burn outs lol I've pulled out chevys Ford's nissans etc from stuck snow mud or no run and run a ground from right front firewall to motor it takes out engine noise off radios aftermarket stereos etc grounds it better 4guage ask dealer where to ground mechanic showed me at Chrysler now only have issues with rear wiper motor ground I hope this helps if I'm able to get pics on here I'll post engine ground I also put a 4guage ground on batt cable with 4GUAGE STARTER WIRE AS I STATED IN EARLIER POSTS I HOPE THIS IS HELPFULL PUT IT THIS WAY I HAVE A CB HOOKED UP TO BATT CONNEX RADIO 4GUAGE AMP WIRE FOR STEREO AMP A500 AMP AND ANOTHER 4 GUAGE WIRE TO MY LINEAR AMP A XFORCE 500 PLUS CB AMP AND A AMP COIL IN LINE FOR STEREO AMPS IT SHOWS ALL TIME 14 AMPS HOPE THIS HELPS IM IN MICHIGAN
Oh not to mention fixed or replaced catalytic converter it was bad use gabrial shocks from AutoZone cause there the only ones who sell them they give better ride now one says there's stalls when raining poss crrank sensor but check wire harness for shorts mine did have if Ur door Windows ain't working Wright fix shorts in driver door harness I did now they all work I wish u all were around grand rapids area I'd show ya what I've fixed or I'd help ya fix your jeeps
I do know how iratating frustrated it can be but I'll tell after I got mine fixed less stress runs and drives great very dependable never replaced fuel pump no need Too but I u got questions feel free and ask maybe I can help the harness along right firewall where shorts are or plain and simple Ur computer going out I did change mine 2twice believe me it's frustrating but afterburner fix it all and it runs like mine ull be happy I've also changed ac condensor and heater core that's a pain in the a.. but done now I've got no anti freeze leak or running low
Mine never sputters quits or stalls. This puppy starts right up every single time when cold/cold and it restarts after hot (more than a five mile trip), but if you start it cold, run it less than two miles, shut it off, then it won't start. Won't even try to turn over, no click, no nothing except if you have fan or radio on it makes them all silent when you turn the key. New battery, new starter and solenoid , new fuel pump, no voltage vamipre issues, runs like a champ... just don't stop for gas when it's not all warmed up or you won't get going again till half hour later. I don't know what is wrong but it seems like a sensor, relay or computer issue. Maybe wire harness? It's not the neutral safety switch... I had a Jeep like that once. This one just decides if you don't get her warmed up enough then she will leave you sitting till cold/cold again.
Hi I have 98 XJ stalled on me whilst driving a couple of times and would start back up again then went out and only got just around the corner and died (had to get it towed). Now it will crank but no spark. Checked wires and can't find a short. Replaced complete fuel module, new thermostat and coolant. changed spark plugs, new ignition coil. new crankshaft position sensor, new throttle position sensor, new o2 temp sensor. New filter gasket and transmission oil. Thought it might have something to do with ECU (PCM) or the immobilizer.The guy who had it before has also done some adjustments to the auto transmission with a toggle switch so you can stay in low gears for 4x4. Anyone have any ideas?
I have been having this same problem for months. I replaced many parts. Last night while driving out of the drive, it died again. Well I have been having issues with one of the 20 amp fuses in the engine compartment. But I finally got it to start and somwthing told me to grab the wiring harness the goes to the ECM. What do you know? The engone died. Mess with it a few times. While started, I jiggled the harness.again and sure enough the engine wanted to crap out. So I looked closer, the little plastic tabs that lock the connector in place had broken off so it woild just vibrate loose. So for now, I've taken a piece of plastic to jam in between the ecm connections and the antifreeze reservoir. Since then I've had no problem. So it was the wiring harness connections vibrating loose this whole time.
Hi Jeremy have checked all connections screws etc at ECM as heard alot of people have that problem or that the screws are to long and ground out.
Well luckily I haven't had to deal with the "bolt being too long" issue. I just know that I saw a video on youtube about a guy who had the same problem. He shook the cable and the engine died. I did the same thing. I guess maybe the weight of the wiring harness is putting too much pressure in the connection. So I've got it pulled a little closer and got something jammed between them and the reservoir to keep it tight. So far so good. Just double check to make sure they are tight and the plastic tabs that lock them into place are still good. If not they maybe vibrating loose long enough to sever the connection and killing the engine.
I also have a rhd mail jeep...where did you get an evap canister...my vehicle also has the same issues
I'm in need of help! My 93 jeep GC straight 6 4.0L died on me while driving home, it sounded as if it ran out of gas, I added gas, tried to start it wouldn't turn over. Now because of having a baby it sat for a few months, but before that I replaced the radiator, clutch fan, freeze caps in the head, distributor, fuel filter, new battery, crank censor and spark plugs. It has fuel in the rods, pressure and spark but still won't start! Please HELP!
Make sure you check all your fuses in the engine compartment and check the wiring harness connections at your computer. Mine did the same thing and is it was loose connections at the ecm. Mine were vibrating loose and killing the engine. I have a piece of plastic jammed in between the computer and the antifreeze reservoir to hold them tight in place . I haven't had a problem with it since.
Well after all this time of confusion,I took a Hand Towel and put it behind my Antifreeze Reservoir and across the wires to my Brain and Guess what; It Runs like a new one and no more shuting off so far.Thank You to Everyone on here that suggested and tried that..I could not be Happier..
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