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I have a 97 Jeep Cherokee Sport with a 4.0 engine. I have recently replaced the alternator and gotten a new battery but the same problem exists. She fires up only with the help of stepping on the gas, but as soon as its running and you take your foot off the gas it dies out. Im kind of thinking that the alternator was bad from the start but looking for advice as to where to go from here.

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Well to be honest with you I believe you are looking in the wrong area to begin with. The vehicle would not even start or turn over if the battery was bad and the alternator is basically just for the charging system which keeps the battery up to snuff. This actually sounds like a typical case of a leaking or broken vacuum line. Easily found by inspecting each vacuum under the hood for splits or holes by bending and twisting them or listening while it is runining for a hissing noise. The only other solution I can think of could be a TPS (throttle Position Sensor ) which you can check if you have an electronic scanner otherwise you will have to take it to you local mechanic and see if they can check it for you

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