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1988 jeep cherokee

Jeep cranks good. after it is driven a short distance it cuts off. you can crank it again and drive a few miles, it cuts off again.

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  • v3nom Aug 30, 2008

    i am having the same problem. it starts just fine, runs for about five min. then slowly starts decreasing in speed until it will not accelarate. but i turn it off, then on right after and it will run fine for another five min. i can do this repeatedly. it doesnt turn off it just wont accelarate. tried the gas cap and that didnt work. if you know what could be the problem please let me know.




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Gas caps that fail to vent can cause this same condition. Take the gas cap off and see if that helps.

Also clogged fuel filters will cause a similar problem.

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Do you have to wait a while after it cuts off before you can start it again? If so, it is probably the crankshaft location sensor which is mounted on the bell housing @ the front of the transmission, driver side, up rather high, it can be reached from below, it has one plug in wire and I believe one or maybe 2 mounting bolts. Countrycurt0

Posted on Aug 03, 2008

  • Curt Downs Aug 03, 2008

    I should have said the 'crankshaft position sensor' countrycurt0



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