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!!
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