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Just completely shut down

What would cause it to completely shut down. new computer, fuel pump and lines.

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You need compression, spark, and fuel.
Which component is missing ?

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SOURCE: No power at fuel pump.

have you checked the fuses??

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SOURCE: what would cause a 1997 jeep wrangler to shut down

Several electrical components use relays to transmit signals. One in particular called the Auto Shutdown relay (ASD), is designed to shut off power the fuel and ignition systems. On early 97 models the relays are located in several locations, on later models they are all located in the power distribution center. This is a black plastic box located in front of the battery. Depending on what options your vehicle has it may be possible to test the relay by replacing it with another of the same type like the headlight relay. Although it is possible that the problems may have another source, that would require several key components to fail simultaneously. It is far more likely the relay or relays at fault. If you find that this isn't the cause let me know I I can provide you with a list of other items to check.
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SOURCE: on my 1997 jeep wrangler, What would cause the

I'm just guessing, but there is sometimes a switch near the rear that when triggered by a rear in collision would shut off the fuel pump etc. It would be located in trunks of cars. Not sure about your jeep.

Posted on Sep 14, 2009

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SOURCE: System shut down power to fuel pump. Checked pump

It's that infamous "chip" in the key that becomes a nightmare to many. The security light may or may not start flashing. Sometimes it stays on steady. Gradually the car begins not cranking anymore or if it cranks it will start and die in a second. They have been known to shut down cars while driving and create dangerous situations. Randomly it will do this more and more often until it won't start anymore. VATS, PASSkey and Passlock immobilizer systems are killing cars all over North America, they have a short lifespan and are certainly more effective against owners than thieves. Here is how you save your car

1st trick, Try a spare key that is newer or used less. The pins wear down with use and so do the keys causing the security to fail.

2nd trick, (if not starting) turn the key forward 2 clicks till right before it would normally start, leave like that for 10 minutes. ( no less ) After 10 minutes, turn key back then forward and your car might start. I did this in my regal for more than a year. If its shutting down while running, I'm sorry I have no quick fix...

There are 3 parts in this system.
1.The chipkey (Black resister chip in key)
2.The lock cylinder (Pins that read the chip in the key)
3.The TDM (Theft Deterrant Module-Sometimes called the "computer" or "brain") This allows your car to start or continue running depending on your type of system.
If any of these parts fail or are not quite funtioning properly in the slightest way, your car will not start, start for a few seconds, or die while driving. There are partial "fixes" out there, you can bypass the key and the lock cylinder in the stearing column which means ripping apart your car for a temporary fix. If you are going to do the work yourself, i suggest pulling the whole "computer" (TDM) out completely.
NEVER WORRY AGAIN FIX: Bypass the whole VATS/Passlock/passkey I or passkey II system entirely. Literally take it out, and throw it away. I just did this in my Regal. Took about an hour. It took longer to find the "theft deterrant module" so i could remove it, than it did to actually wire in the "Bypass module" from Newrockies. They sell a unit for 200 bucks to totally bypass this system FOREVER. Life time money back guarantee. Finally did this in my car. Well worth the 200 if you've looked into getting this replaced at a dealer. It can cost anywhere from 600-1000 bucks. And beleive me they will sell you all 3 parts before they "FIX" your problem. Dont go to a dealer, do it yourself. You can study up and purchase it thru this link.
-----> ----- With this fix, you can take that whole Vats, passlock, passkey system out of your car all together. If you want more info on how this system works, click on that Newrockies link and scroll down to the last link on the bottom of the home page. "The VATS/PassKEY/Passlock Bypass Tutorial" This link explains exactly what is happening and why. Once you understand how this works, you're going to be pissed at GM but happy you found Newrockies.
It works for:
Any GM, Saturn, or Isuzu Vehicle with VATS or PASSKey or PASSLock security systems.
If your car has the chip in the key or in the lock cylinder, then you can save it with this Full Bypass.

It works for, but is not limited to these vehicles. These are just what are KNOWN to me at the moment. More vehicles will definitely end up being on this list:
1998-2006 S10/T10/Sonoma
1998-2007 Suburban/Avalanche
1998-2006 Sierra/Silverado
2002-2008 Trailblazer
2003-2006 SSR
1998-2006 C1500/C2500/C3500
1998-2006 K1500/K2500/K3500
2003-2007 Hummer H2
1998-2000 Hombre
2005-2006 I280/I350
2007-2008 I290/I370
2003-2007 Ascender
1994-2003 Grand Prix
1998-1999 Montana
2006 Torrent
1996-2005 Grand AM
1994-1998 Trans Sports
1988-1999 Bonneville
1988-2002 Firebird
1995-2005 Sunfire
1996-2002 Trans Am
2004-2007 Rainier
1994-1996 Century
1993-1996 Regal
1982-1999 LeSabre
1991-1996 Park Avenue / Ultra
1994-1996 Roadmaster
1991-1996 Roadmaster Estate Wagon
1982-1999 Riviera
1988-1991 Reatta
1996-1998 Skylark
1982-1990 Electra (all models)
1996-1998 Achieva
1999-2004 Alero
1994-2004 Aurora
1998-2004 Bravada
1991-1993 Delta 88
1994-1999 Eighty-Eight
1991-1996 Nighty-Eight
1998-2002 Intrigue
1990-1992 Toronado
1994-1997 Cutlass Supreme
1997-1999 Cutlass
1997-1999 LSS/Regency
1997-1999 Silhouette
1991-1996 Custom Cruiser
1998-2005 Astro/Safari
1998-2008 Envoy
2005-2006 Equinox
1998-2007 Savana/Express
1995-2005 Monte Carlo
1997-1999 Venture
1995-2001 Lumina
1988-2002 Camaro
1995-2005 Cavalier
1982-1991 Corvette
1994-1996 Caprice/Caprice Wagon
1995-1996 Impala SS
2000-2005 Impala
1997-2005 Malibu Classic
1997-2003 Malibu
1986-1993 Allante
1982-1996 Fleetwood
1985-1996 Fleetwood Brougham
1992-1995 Seville
1992-1995 SLS/STS
1985-1995 Deville
1994-1995 Deville Concours
1988-1995 ElDorado
1994-1995 ElDorado Touring
1999-2007 Escalade
2000 LS/LS1/LS2/LW1/LW2
2001-2002 L100/LW100
2001-2003 L200/LW200
2001-2005 L300/LW300
2004-2005 L-Series
2002-2008 VUE
1996-2002 SL/SL1/SL2
1996-2002 SC1/SC2
1996-2002 SW1/SW2

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SOURCE: Idles but bogs down with a load

How about a defective fuel pressure regulator, buy a fuel pressure test gauage from Autozone and test the fuel pressure under a load and at idle..

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