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The guy who is working on my car gavwe me the last info. This is the 3rd mechanic I have had working on my Jeep. This is the info he gave me. He has replaced all the parts I spoke of before. I am so disgusted.

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    Douglas Hansen May 11, 2010

    Your last post dosn't show, please give information.


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Check map sensor (influences timing and fuel mixture) I don't understand what criteria was used in determining that the parts which were changed had actually failed. I also don't know which engine and the miles on the vehicle. But, injectors can appear to be OK electrically but can be fouled and that will give similar problems to yours. I have a 4,0 that had similar problems. As many techs do, I nearly forgot that there is an engine under the electronics. In my case, I sawed off the lock on the distributor, used a chevrolet smallblock distributor hold down and advanced the timing about four degrees...The difference was and is like night and day!!!
Low compression, valve condition and timing chain stretch can also cause problems and should be checked.
Don't loose can and will be fixed!

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  • Richard Scordino Jul 29, 2009

    If you have a cherokee, there are only two engines listed...2.5 and 4.0. If you have a grand cherokee, there are two more engines: 5.2 and 5.9. Either way, there is no 6.0 engine.
    You need to stop posting all over the are confusing me and likely other people are reading the incomplete (starting in the middle) posts and are getting confused as well. Likely tha'ts why you didn't rate my reply(s) as well?


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