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JEEP coughs or sputters and dies, and then won't restart.

I can get it started, but after 20 minutes or so, it coughs and sputters and then dies.... and won't restart unless I wait about 30 minutes or so and then it repeats this process. I have changed the alternator. It sounds like it is drowning...

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  • connielong1 Oct 19, 2008

    I have a 1990 wrangler with the same problem

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Finally broke down and brought it to the mechanic... he said it was a bad fuel pump that was causing the sputtering. He also told me I had a bad battery... wouldn't hold it's charge (which is strange, because it passed the AutoZone battery checker test, but oh well!).... everything is running great now! hope this answer helps this forum....

Thanks,
Danny

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I have the same problem did you find what to fix.

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