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My jeep cherokee will die on idle, what is the problem ?

This is a good vehicle and this is the only problem

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Is this the 4.0L petrol engine you have, If so I reckon the most likely cause is the Throttle position sensor which is also fitted to the throttle body,

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Its most likely the idle air contol valve. its bolted to the throttle body.
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