13 Jeep Wrangler dies, 5 min restart

20

Asked by Feb 17, 2016 at 12:30 PM about the 2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hello!  I have had my 2013 Jeep Wrangler back to
the dealership multiple times and they have no idea
what's going on.  Hoping someone may help.  This
vehicle randomly dies (engine cuts off, coasts to a
stop) - typically after a turn, and I think it may have
to do with being in a higher gear than speed
(perhaps not downshifting far enough?) and upon
applying gas out of the turn it just shuts down.  
Again, doesn't happen all the time.  It happened 1-3
times a week shortly after I bought it, dealership
kept it and couldn't reproduce the issue, and after
their 2nd attempt it seemed to stop.  Then, in the
past week it's happened again twice.

Thanks for your thoughts!

8 Answers

5,035

the battery ain't cinched down, connections are this-and-that~ and possibly buggered with blue corrosion~ if you can assure me that the battery is newer then 10 years old, post tops have been wirebrushed clean and the attachment to the block from the black cable is in place...I will have a shot at your problem...baby needs bottle~ (in a matter of speaking)~

20

I neglected to mention - after the shut down, the engine will not restart immediately. It will only restart after a 5 minute "cool down", which I assume is built into programming.

20

Bob, it's a 2013 that I bought new.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
5,035

as you already know...materials will contract when cooled off~ so I assert that your battery is weak and there ain't enough AMPS...the reason the FATness of the cable...we need amps for your starter...if the path from the battery is clobbered with corrosion the electricity has a tough time gettin' through~ I paint since the diagnosis of MS~ (and taken out of the workforce)~

5,035

three years is enough time for corrosion to accumulate~ this whole business of NOT starting...the computer would NEVER do that..is NOT in control of these high-amps~ only a rugged set of contacts can do that~ ...pushbutton starting is of great concern, in my opinion~ the business of a cigarette break or you can't start seems wrong~

17,810

Sounds more like the fuel pump or fuel pressure regulator or something in the gas tank being sucked onto the sock filter shutting down vehicle and after setting for awhile what ever it is releases it self from filter then get sucked back onto filter when vehicle is running again. Just a theory

60

Check the coil. I had 2 cars that would just stop and die and then have to cool down and then they would start. Sometimes coils don't come up in codes and dealerships overlook easy fixes until they get done soaking you good. Had to have a main seal oil leak fixed by a dealership in my 76 Dodge Van. It only took them TWELVE times to do it. So much for dealerships.

20

Thanks for all the ideas! If I get it fixed I'll let you know.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Wrangler

Looking for a Used Wrangler in your area?

CarGurus has 19,256 nationwide Wrangler listings starting at $3,295.

ZIP:

Search Jeep Wrangler Questions

Jeep Wrangler Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 370
#2 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 360
#3 Mathew Wooldridge
Mathew Wooldridge
Reputation 310
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
330 Great Deals out of 47,277 listings starting at $7,990
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
830 Great Deals out of 70,483 listings starting at $995
Used Jeep Cherokee
360 Great Deals out of 59,006 listings starting at $2,378
Used Ford F-150
2,462 Great Deals out of 210,792 listings starting at $895
Used Ford Mustang
314 Great Deals out of 45,661 listings starting at $2,000
Used Toyota Tacoma
538 Great Deals out of 38,018 listings starting at $2,900
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,063 Great Deals out of 159,880 listings starting at $999
Used Chevrolet Camaro
144 Great Deals out of 35,537 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota 4Runner
295 Great Deals out of 20,646 listings starting at $2,100
Used Jeep Liberty
238 Great Deals out of 7,266 listings starting at $799
Used Jeep Patriot
290 Great Deals out of 30,937 listings starting at $2,500
Used Dodge Challenger
147 Great Deals out of 24,447 listings starting at $8,500
Used Dodge Charger
247 Great Deals out of 27,485 listings starting at $1,997
Used BMW 3 Series
1,118 Great Deals out of 35,564 listings starting at $900

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Jeep Wrangler Sport For Sale
3,899 listings starting at $23,432
2016 Jeep Wrangler Sport For Sale
952 listings starting at $23,495
2015 Jeep Wrangler Sport For Sale
23 Great Deals out of 664 listings starting at $20,788
2014 Jeep Wrangler Sport For Sale
14 Great Deals out of 651 listings starting at $18,991
2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport For Sale
17 Great Deals out of 621 listings starting at $16,900