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Jeep just shuts off and also seems like it has loss of power.

I have a 1994 Jeep Grand that just shuts of when driving or idleing. It does start right back up after it shuts down. I have hooked up a fuel pressure reader and it reads normal at idle speed and when it shuts down it doesn't lose and pressure. I left the pressure reader on over night to see if it would lose any and it did. It went to 0. The jeep also seems as though it has a loss of power. If the Jeep is on cruise control and you are going over a hill, it practically floors itself so it can make it. As you gas it, it just seems to lose power not gain much. I changed the "tps" thinking that was the problem and it helped a little but it has to be something else. My guess is a mixture of possible fuel filter/pump and "cps". If anyone has any guess it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks soo much for your time.

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  • lilwhitedove Jun 18, 2009

    Fuel pressure regulator is fine. I didn't buy it from the dealer It was a personal buy. I have had it for 4 months now and this is just starting. The check engine light works and when I check it for codes it says nothing is wrong. I haven't checked the fuel filter yet because I was for sure it was the fuel pump so I was just waiting for it to go out. But it hasn't yet.

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Have you check your fuel pressure regulator,check fuel filter,or take back to dealer to see if there is any faults stored in car computer,could have faulty wiring

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