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90 Cherokee Laredo 4.0 Replaced the throttle body, and fuel pump. When it starts it revs up to 2100 RPM's then dies.

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  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    sounds like a large vacuum leak manifold, hoses etc all need to be checked carefully.

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Fuel system should be ok. check for air leaks around throttle body, make sure TBI gasket or o-ring are not sucking air which will cause high RPM's, also check for vaccum leaks.

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