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When i turn off the jeep and the key is out of the ignition and the brake is on the car hicups forward :( what can i do to fix this prb? also how much to replace a transmission on a jeep?

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  • Richard Scordino Aug 24, 2010

    On flat ground???

  • kat Aug 24, 2010

    yes on flat ground



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This will need verification but I have seen this exactly once in over 30 years. What I believe is happening is that the computer is sending a signal to fire a spark plug at random on it's own. (never found out why but replaced the unit with one from a scrapyard and it never happened again.)
Try putting it in neutral with the brake on and wheels blocked, key off. and standing on the side (not in front) watch the engine and see what happens. Then do the same thing with it in park with key out. DO NOT STAND IN FRONT, and keep your hands out of the engine compartment while doing that.
If the engine "bumps" and you don't hear the starter engage, it's likely I'm right!

Posted on Aug 24, 2010

  • kat Aug 24, 2010

    Awesome i will pass this on to my husbad and see what he can do about this. thank you so much for your help. i HOPE you RIGHT :) I spent to much to trade it in and start all over on payments again



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