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I have a 97 jeep grand cherokee and the only way it stays running is if i have my foot on the gas

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    ifran jan May 11, 2010

    boss i would suggest to check your idle speed and clean your throttle body and spark plugs and leads

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May have bad idle air control valve,make sure throtle body is also clean,also check for vacum leaks,

Posted on Sep 29, 2009

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Check the fuel pressure on it, clogged fuel filter, mass air flow sensor if it has it.

Posted on Sep 29, 2009

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