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Intermittantly when im in stop & go traffic my jeep 1997 grand cherokee will die (stop running). ill wait afew minuts and it starts fine & i usually get to my destination, but this is unacceptable. my check engine lite also comes on & off randomly or intermittantly, can i do a self diagnostic effort to retrieve the trouble codes? if so please explain. thank you for your time, K.J.

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Take it to Autozone/advance auto they will scan codes for free. But odds are its the coolant temp sensor mine just went and thats exactly what happened.

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Self test is with the ignition key switch. you need to cycle the key off-on, off-on, off-on. The check engine light will flash out codes in pairs of numbers. The end of the test will be 5-5. report back with codes. But I'm betting its the crank position sensor.

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    you may want to take the time to clean the throttle bore and plates. also clean out the idle air control valve and PCV valve. One can of spray carb cleaner should do.

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