1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee dies when i take my foot off the pedal

Asked by Sep 09, 2013 at 07:29 PM about the 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Yesterday I tried to turn on my car and it was just dead just a clicking noise(i purchased a new alternator recently so i know its not that but i was told i had a bad battery). I tried to jump it but it wouldnt turn on completely then i left the car for a bit then i tried to turn it on again and it would turn on but the second i took my foot off the pedal the car would turn off. The next day my friend brought me a battery and the same thing would happen i would turn on the car and the second my foot came off the pedal the car would turn off. I think it might be a sensor for the car but that doesnt explain the battery can anyone help?

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you may have a short in the throttle position switch, and something pulling voltage from the battery overnight, two different issues, or the pcm is acting up doing it all

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Drive the vehical with two feet. it needs to relearn where idle is. You can also start eng. and hold at high idle for a little while. then very slowly allow it to come down to idle.

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