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Rough idle, stalling

I just purchased a 2008 Jeep Sahara Unlimited 6 weeks ago. Within 2 weeks the Jeep started idling low when at a stop, chugging. A day later it stalled at a traffic light. 2 days later the check engine light came on. I took it back to the dealership. They said the computer chip that regulates the gas/oxygen mix was defective and replaced it. 2 weeks later, same problem. I dropped my car off at the dealership for another repair. Don't know what is wrong with it. Should I bail on this car now and get a new one under the lemon law or is this no big deal?

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  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    As long as the dealer is not charging you for repairs, let them do what they need to to make it right. So far, other than being annoying and not having your vehicle to drive is no fun, the problem does not sound as if it is either unsolvable or major enough to cause concern (yet) If it becomes a persistent problem, then it may be time to stick them with lemons!!!

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You must get the system scanned for fault codes, sounds like the electronic throttle control has a failure.

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SOURCE: 2000 jeep grand V8 low idle then dies

check to see if you got a pluged cat

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SOURCE: check engine light/rough acceleration

Dear atomicboy488,

A lot of Rain=Possible Water in the Gas=Erratic Running!
This sounds like it may be as simple as cleaning the water or gunk out of the gas tank which is what I always do 1st because it's easy and inexpensive.
If your fuel is contaminated with gunk, grime, WATER and/or bottom junk like rust this will cause stalling AND ROUGH ACCELERATION!
Try spraying a can of starter fluid in the air intake and see if it runs! If it does, it's most likely bad fuel or clogged injectors so....
Fill the tank with High Test, Add some DRYGAS and a good fuel system cleaner or 2 or 3 and this should dissolve all the gunk and clean the injectors! Read & follow the cans' instruction carefully.
If this cures the problem never let your gas tank get below 1/4 and especially never run it to empty as this is when the gunk and/or water will enter the system!
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SOURCE: rough idle stalls at low rpm's

check your transmission fluid,the motor will stall when fluid is low

Posted on Mar 24, 2009

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SOURCE: Idle problems 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited V8

There are several possibilites.
When it dies does the Engine Light come-on and stay-on? If so there are codes which are present that can isolate/point you to a more specific problem.
Based soley on your description: I would first check your Spark Plugs, Wires, and Coil. When were they last replaced? If these are fine: When was the Fuel Filter replaced? Air Filter? Check the fuel pressure at the port located on the fuel rail in the engine compartment.
If those check out okay: I would check and/or replace the Idle Sensor and/or the Throttle Position Sensor.
Basic rules on bad idling:
1. Fuel - is there enough getting to the cylinders?
2. Spark - Is there consistent spark getting to all the cyclinders?
3. Air - Is there a air shortage = clogged air filter?
Let me know if this helped, or if you have additinal information or questions. Feel free to contact me a FixYa.com!

Posted on Jan 06, 2010

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SOURCE: Jeep Grand Cherokee 1997. Getting check engine

Code 12 = Recently disconnected battery

Code 14 = Coolant sensor high resistance or shorted

Code 43 = Knock sensor or Electronic spark control circuit fault

Code 55 End read code.

Hope helps (remember rated this).

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