why does my sport shut off when it sits in traffic or not start if i turn it off?

Asked by May 08, 2012 at 01:46 PM about the 1996 Jeep Cherokee 2 Dr Sport

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

if i go through stop and go traffic, my cherokee sport doesn't overheat but if it gets up to the 210 mark and turn it off, it won't start. if i sit in traffic too long, it just shuts off. what would cause this? checked all the things you might think would cause it.

1 Answer

215

Here are the sensors I have had create this problem: Throttle position sensor Crankshaft position sensor Coolant temp sensor MAP sensor If you checked those, you have an interesting problem. Did the check engine light ever come on? If so, did you get a code from it? Do you have the 2.5 or the 4.0 engine? How is the timing? (make sure you disconnect the ECM before checking the timing)

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Jeep Cherokee Questions

Jeep Cherokee Experts

#1 Daniel Guillen-Pizzorni
Daniel Guillen-Pizzorni
Reputation 1,050
#2 swtcat13
swtcat13
Reputation 1,030
#3 JimRoy
JimRoy
Reputation 900
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,036 Great Deals out of 67,492 listings starting at $495
Used Jeep Wrangler
466 Great Deals out of 16,563 listings starting at $2,990
Used Toyota 4Runner
354 Great Deals out of 19,443 listings starting at $2,995
Used Ford Explorer
1,349 Great Deals out of 70,737 listings starting at $985
Used Ford F-150
3,136 Great Deals out of 200,439 listings starting at $1,273
Used Toyota RAV4
1,071 Great Deals out of 52,688 listings starting at $1,350
Used Honda CR-V
1,171 Great Deals out of 72,516 listings starting at $1,999

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Jeep Cherokee For Sale
36,645 listings starting at $14,204
2016 Jeep Cherokee For Sale
85 Great Deals out of 9,307 listings starting at $14,977
2015 Jeep Cherokee For Sale
120 Great Deals out of 3,370 listings starting at $12,858
2014 Jeep Cherokee For Sale
120 Great Deals out of 2,978 listings starting at $9,900
2001 Jeep Cherokee For Sale
146 listings starting at $3,395