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2000 jeep cherokee sport 4.0 dies want idle

All the sudden my jeep will not idle it just dies. But if I give it gas by holding the gas peddle down it runs

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    even if you try pushing the gas peddle it will not go over 20 or over 2000 rpms

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This has happened all of a sudden?
It is sounding like it is starving for fuel...

First we will check for bad fuel. A GOOD Gasline Antifreeze can get the impurities and water out of the Gas. Get a bottle and pour the whole thing in the gas tank, bounce the car around to mix it with the fuel. Start it and let it run for a little while so see if it smooths out. If does not help then look at replacing the fuel filter as it may be clogged.

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