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What could be causing my jeep to be cutting off?

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  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    Could be a fault in the wiring or ignition switch but most common failure is either the crank sensor or the fuel pump (if you can't hear it running after it cuts out and you turn the key back on, it is likely the problem) Cam sensor can also do that sometimes but far less often.



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where you in an accident??????????
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