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?

2 Answers

21,665

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

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
8,385

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.

Your Answer

Jeep Grand Cherokee Experts

  • #1
    inuevafreak
    Reputation
    2,150
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,940
  • #3
    thejeepdoctor
    Reputation
    1,900
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Cherokee
388 Great Deals out of 59,450 listings starting at $2,495
Used Dodge Durango
301 Great Deals out of 23,832 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Explorer
1,025 Great Deals out of 70,463 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota 4Runner
313 Great Deals out of 25,192 listings starting at $1,750
Used Jeep Wrangler
433 Great Deals out of 18,785 listings starting at $2,900
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
766 Great Deals out of 41,933 listings starting at $1,980
Used Ford F-150
2,775 Great Deals out of 212,609 listings starting at $1,300
Used GMC Yukon
584 Great Deals out of 22,188 listings starting at $2,145

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee For Sale
34,743 listings starting at $24,500
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee For Sale
123 Great Deals out of 9,835 listings starting at $21,400
2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee For Sale
71 Great Deals out of 2,315 listings starting at $19,399
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee For Sale
182 Great Deals out of 6,435 listings starting at $14,730
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee For Sale
161 Great Deals out of 5,405 listings starting at $13,597

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.