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1996 jeep cherokee 4.0 petrol cuts out

My jeep has developed a problem it will start and run fine for 1/2 hour 1 hour then it stalls sometimes it will re start no problem sometimes it wont start at all!! when its running it runs lovely it then just seems to die! could this be the cps sensor?

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Hope that your problem is solved .

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Check out the fuel filters and the fuel pump.

Try checking ignition coil, Magnetic pickup in distributor, or crank/cam sensor if no distributor. Might be fuel pump issue too. Listen for hum when switching on ignition. If no hum, check fuel pump circuit. hope this helps.

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It sounds like its not getting fuel I would first replace the fule filter before I changed the CPU

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