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Stalls when driving or idling

My 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee has stalled on me at least 10 times in the last 3 months. It happens with no warning it will happen whether I'm driving on the highway or stopped at a stop light. Had it put on diagnostic computer and nothing because there are no engine lights. Took it to the dealer and they said a crank sensor.

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  • Wendy Bard May 21, 2009


  • Wendy Bard May 25, 2009

    I had a friend put it on his dianostic he said since the check engine light wasn't on the computer was not picking up any codes. I then went to the dealership and told them what was happening and simply asked them what it could possibly be (hoping they could point me in the right direction) I do not have the money to pay the fees and the vehicle is not under warrenty that is why i am asking online for a little help maybe my husband can put the part in him self if he had an idea of what part to start with.

  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    between b&c terminal on the crank sensor harness (from the sensor) you should show no continuity. if any connection at all it is bad. Check while in no start.

  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    If the dealer says it's the crank sensor, (and they did evaluation) I would be a bit arrogant (not being there) to dispute that. It does seem to indicate a sensor that is in the process of failing. though there were a few other things I would also consider. As I understand it the shop CAN read the computer, but there are NO STORED CODES. I believe that you do have lights on the dash display, but the check engine light has not come on. I recommend that you do not attempt to tighten anything It was just checked and likely it's tight enough.
    In other words, don't mess with it and let the dealer do their thing!!

  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    could be crank sensor, that's common but it should set a code...They can read the computer but it's not showing up or they can't read computer?



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It could be a vacuum leak try and get a vacuum gauge and see if it reads like it suppose to

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ill not list them (searching shows my posts doings so 100 times)
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