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I have a 1988 Jeep Cherokee Pioneer. It's been having an on-going stalling problem. I've been told a lot of reasons: a distributor cap in need of a tune-up, a fuel filter in need of replacement, bad gas, a weak battery (which may be impossible because the car still moves), another wire that could be loose or shortened. At this point, I don't know what the answer is. Any help? Justin NY

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We just got a 1988 Jeep Laredo and we fixed it by putting on a crank shaft position valve

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