What is causing my Jeep to quit working?

Asked by Jul 20, 2016 at 08:05 AM about the 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I've replaced the crank positioning sensor, coil, plugs, wires, distributor cap,
rotor button, air filter, and fuel filter. It runs fine sometimes and sometimes it
quits and has a hard time starting back up. I'm going to change the distributor
next to see if that fixes the problem! I'm running out of ideas, Please help.

3 Answers

19,980

The best thing to do is check to see if vehicle is getting spark and or fuel when vehicle is not starting back up this will eliminate a lot of guessing. Is the check engine light on ?

Yes. It says cylinder 2 & 5 random miss fire!

19,980

Replacing the distributor is the only thing left to try but you may want do a compression test on those cylinders. You can also try replacing camshaft sensor before replacing distributor.

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