Engine cuts off without throwing check engine light. What could it be?

Asked by Jun 30, 2015 at 12:21 PM about the 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2001 jeep grand cherokee laredo
4.7 L V8. It will start right up and just fine.
But I let it just idle for about 5 minutes the
motor just turns completely without
missing, just like it would if u turned it off
with the key. There's also this crackling
noise when the motor cuts off. And it does
that without throwing the check engine
light. it won't start back up afterwards
either but I let it sit for 10 minutes or so it
fires right up and does the same thing
again. Any help would be greatly
appreciated.

1 Answer

18,550

Have exhaust checked with a ( Exhaust system Back Pressure Kit ) you can get this kit at most part stores. Sounds like the manifold or catalytic converter is partially clogged or clogged that is the crackling noise you hear the metal getting extremely hot because exhaust system can not release the burnt gas.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Engine 5 answers

    Check engine light came on out the blue

    2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • My engine stops all the time! 1 answer

    I've a 2001 grand cherokee and it often shutters and turns off. No noise when it does it, just the car shakes and then cuts off. It happens only when i drive it about 2 miles or more, and then sit i...

    Jeep Grand Cherokee

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Check engine light came on then went off 1 answer

    Check engine light came on had autozone run test and it came back at governor sensor&solenoid. I pulled it up on ramps to work on it but let it sit an hour to allow it to cool down. I then pulled it...

    2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • check engine light 4 answers

    My check engine light is on. I am getting a P 0403 fault code. Does any one know what that means? Where can I get a list of what the fault codes mean? I pulled the negative off the battery and the ...

    2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • check engine light 6 answers

    I was recently driving on the highway going about 70 mph when my car began to stutter, the check engine light started blinking but then turned off after about 2 miles. This has happened before so ab...

    2012 Jeep Liberty Sport 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Jeep Grand Cherokee Questions

Jeep Grand Cherokee Experts

#1 inuevafreak
inuevafreak
Reputation 2,060
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,830
#3 thejeepdoctor
thejeepdoctor
Reputation 1,740
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Cherokee
459 Great Deals out of 52,444 listings starting at $1,800
Used Jeep Wrangler
276 Great Deals out of 18,163 listings starting at $2,950
Used Ford Explorer
945 Great Deals out of 72,518 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota 4Runner
254 Great Deals out of 20,494 listings starting at $1,800
Used Dodge Durango
273 Great Deals out of 22,704 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
547 Great Deals out of 29,234 listings starting at $1,699
Used Ford F-150
2,194 Great Deals out of 206,316 listings starting at $1,499
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,717 Great Deals out of 175,751 listings starting at $1,250
Used BMW X5
437 Great Deals out of 16,995 listings starting at $1,999
Used Jeep Liberty
243 Great Deals out of 7,310 listings starting at $995
Used Chevrolet Camaro
226 Great Deals out of 30,943 listings starting at $1,217

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 3,005 listings starting at $21,140
2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 305 listings starting at $19,900
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 176 listings starting at $19,699
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 168 listings starting at $14,995
2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo For Sale
130 listings starting at $9,995

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.