Jeep compass 2009, Car shuts off as soon as it is put into gear. Can someone point me in the right directions as to why it is doing this?

Asked by Aug 25, 2016 at 12:50 PM about the 2009 Jeep Compass

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

3 Answers

100,545

Is it actually shutting off like the key was turned off, or is the transmission killing it when you put it in gear? Do you hear for feel a slight bang in the drivetrain when you try to put it in gear? If so then the problem could be a locked up torque converter, if not then start looking for any wiring that might be rubbed trough near any moving parts that could arc out during shifting, a wiggle test sometimes proves fruitful in some of these cases.

Thanks for answering. When the car starts it turns over fine, when put I. Gear the motor stops running, no clunking just stops. First time it happened I was driving down the road & it died.

100,545

Were you pulling up to a slow down area or a stop when it just quit running.

Your Answer

Compass

Looking for a Used Compass in your area?

CarGurus has 36,890 nationwide Compass listings starting at $2,000.

ZIP:

Jeep Compass Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    120
  • #2
    F_O_R
    Reputation
    70
  • #2
    puregold5
    Reputation
    70
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
885 Great Deals out of 70,427 listings starting at $950
Used Jeep Patriot
347 Great Deals out of 14,146 listings starting at $2,777
Used Jeep Wrangler
302 Great Deals out of 16,206 listings starting at $2,500
Used Jeep Liberty
233 Great Deals out of 7,197 listings starting at $600
Used Ford Escape
1,010 Great Deals out of 88,200 listings starting at $1,088
Used Toyota RAV4
779 Great Deals out of 49,617 listings starting at $1,500
Used Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
329 Great Deals out of 41,752 listings starting at $8,995
Used Honda CR-V
799 Great Deals out of 53,945 listings starting at $1,750
Used Chevrolet Equinox
972 Great Deals out of 68,720 listings starting at $2,200
Used Nissan Rogue
616 Great Deals out of 71,048 listings starting at $2,895
Used Jeep Commander
72 Great Deals out of 1,784 listings starting at $2,900
Used Ford Edge
786 Great Deals out of 50,425 listings starting at $2,499
Used Ford Explorer
837 Great Deals out of 63,587 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Jeep Compass For Sale
18 Great Deals out of 9,838 listings starting at $13,485
2016 Jeep Compass For Sale
64 Great Deals out of 3,297 listings starting at $10,400
2015 Jeep Compass For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 761 listings starting at $8,787
2014 Jeep Compass For Sale
76 Great Deals out of 1,987 listings starting at $6,495
2013 Jeep Compass For Sale
18 Great Deals out of 322 listings starting at $6,990

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.