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Cherokee is back firing and stalling, why is it doing this

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2001 jeep cherokee the fuel line keeps filling up with air it back fired and it is getting worse what could to be

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Cause can be from just about anywhere...bad ignition wires, cap, rotor , coil, burned valve, broken valve spring or bad cam. You need to check stuff out to find the cause. Doing nothing will cause more problems. Hopefully its something cheap and easy!

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Keeps back firing and stalls


You probably have the distributor installed one tooth off. Or if it was doing this before you did all this the timing chain has jumped a tooth. remove the distributor cap, then set the timing mark on top dead center, then have someone watch the rotor and tell you when it moves then check how many degrees it moved. It should not be no more than about 2-3 degrees if more than that you probably need a timing chain and gears. BigD

Apr 22, 2014 | 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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I have a 4.0 that stalls and back fires


do you have wires or coil packs .....if wires check to see if they are in right order

Aug 16, 2012 | 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Stalling, wont start back,back fires after you might get it started again but then it might run 5min. or so after that same thing over and over.


could be clogged fuel filter or bad fuel pump you should change your filter according to your manual in glove conpartment

Feb 26, 2011 | 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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2000 Grand Cherokee Limited, the car runs well but sometimes when i stop it refuses to fire.The engine turns over well and i have gsat the injectors but it wll not fire. Have changed plugs but to no avail,...


Jeeps have a reputation for the crankshaft position sensor going out. The sensor "counts off the rotation of the crank" if it fails to read the mark that makes the sensor, it will stall and re-start. After a while it will no longer start. I had a jeep with this problem, and it would shut down going down the interstate, but restarts. You can replace the part, it's about $60 and located at the back/bottom part of engine.

Jan 07, 2010 | 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Stalls and won't restart right away....wait a couple minutes and will fire over..no check engine codes...only does it about once a week....


Do you have the 4.0 liter inline 6? The CPS (crankshaft position sensor) can cause this kind of behavior. I've been lucky driving 4.0 powered Jeeps since 1989 and not had a CPS go bad but lots of other Jeep owners have. I would check the CPS first but it could be other things. Solving a stalling problem online is difficult.

Nov 02, 2009 | 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Starting and stalling


POSSIBLE U NEED TO CHECK FUEL PRESSURE MAKE SURE U HAVE ENOUGH IF SO THEN U NEED TO CHECK TO SEE IF YOUR VEHICLE IS FIRING.

Jun 15, 2009 | 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Stalls out,engine quits running


since its a 1997 your jeep has EFI, electronic fuel injection. The most probable reason for your troubles would be the injectors or a problem with the computer controling them, not allowing enough gas to be pushed into the cylinder causing stalling or lack of power, also too much gas iin the cylinder can lead to back firing and stalling. This would also explain the reason it takes so long to start back up some times, all the excess gas in the cylinder is flooding the motor and u have to wait till the gas disipates till the engine will turn over.

Mar 21, 2009 | 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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