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1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0, 2w drive engine just stops running

Traveling down the road and engine stops suddenly, restarts but seems to happen when warms up. New wires and cap etc. Could this be the coil pack or fuel pump. Or even worse, the computer!

Any ideas will help.

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Scan the computer for fault codes. Check that fuel filter is not obstructed. (if old, just change it) Most common problem is the crank sensor but do not just start swapping parts: it can cost a ton of $ and not cure anything!!

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