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Stop instantly when you are driving the car stops the engin and after a while I start again the egin goes. While this?

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  • bryan845 Dec 02, 2008

    My JGC has 80k miles on it. I was driivng down the road about 60 and it just died.Radio, lights, air still worked, power steering cut off, engine cut off, rpms cut off....It would crank 3/4 then die not fully turn over...10 minutes later it cut on magically...drove about 40 miles, then going up a hill, again this happened...then 10 minutes later turned on...then this cycle started going much quicker, until im at a stop sign and it completely stopped...so i was pushed to a parking lot. any ideas?

  • Anonymous Dec 04, 2008

    I have a Jeep Grand Cherokee, The problem is that the vehicle has a tendency for the engine to completely shut down while driving. At first I thought it was the battery, which I replaced. The electrical system still functions as do the lights and radio. I have to put the vehicle in neutral before it will start. Once again I'm thinking it could be the alternator or fuel pump but I don't know for sure.

  • kozmikkurt Nov 15, 2013

    Depending on what year it is, this may or may not work - try turning the key to the "on" position (not cranking just the "accessory on" position), then "off" three times in rapid succession (on/off, on/off, on/off, on) - if you have a digital odometer, it should display any error codes that might point you in the right direction. I recently had a 2001 Jeep GC with a similar sounding problem - it turned out to be the Crankshaft Position Sensor (it would lose the signal and the computer would shut the engine off).

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Also could be crank sensor

Posted on Nov 06, 2008

Does your car stall ( engine doesn't idle?)? It may be the Idle Air Control Valve.

Posted on Oct 06, 2008

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I recently had the same problem on a 2000 Grand Cherokee I was about to buy - I suspected a possible charging system problem, so the owner rebuilt the alternator for me and it has worked fine so far (going on 3 weeks now with no repeats of the problem)

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