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I own a 2001 jeep cherokee sport with 76,000 miles. Recently it's decided it doesn't want to stay running. It turns over but won't stay running unless I hold my foot on the gas and keep it revving a bit faster than normal. Sometimes after doing that for 5 minutes it will stay running but often not. We've had carbon build up all cleaned out but wondering where else to turn. Nothing comes up on computer diagnostic. First we thought perhaps it was something along the lines of the cold start valve but it has done it when it's warm now too. Could this be a fuel issue? throttle, idle control? Thank you for any help.

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  • ericanjung Aug 30, 2008

    I own a 2001 jeep cherokee sport with 76,000 miles. Recently it's decided it doesn't want to stay running. It turns over but won't stay running unless I hold my foot on the gas and keep it revving a bit faster than normal. Sometimes after doing that for 5 minutes it will stay running but often not.

    We've had carbon build up all cleaned out but wondering where else to turn. Nothing comes up on computer diagnostic. First we thought perhaps it was something along the lines of the cold start valve but it has done it when it's warm now too.

    Could this be a fuel issue? throttle, idle control?

    Thank you for any help.

  • thekrik Sep 18, 2008

    I own a 2001 jeep cherokee sport with 76,000 miles. Recently it's
    decided it doesn't want to stay running. It turns over but won't stay
    running unless I hold my foot on the gas and keep it revving a bit
    faster than normal. Sometimes after doing that for 5 minutes it will
    stay running but often not.

    We've had carbon build up all cleaned out but wondering where else to turn. Nothing comes up on computer
    diagnostic. First we thought perhaps it was something along the lines
    of the cold start valve but it has done it when it's warm now too.

    Could this be a fuel issue? throttle, idle control?

    Thank you for any help.

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I was having the same problem with my 2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport. After physically checking the fuel injectors, battery voltage, and adding fuel injector cleaner- the solution was to clean the throttle body. The Jeep idles better than it ever has, and no more stalling at red lights. The throttle body gets dirty from the engine gas recirculation. There are hoses that sends post combustion gases and fumes into the intake, I think for emission reason. This post combustion gas and fumes dirties the throttle body and the rest of the intake manifold.

Posted on Oct 18, 2008

I had the same problem with my 2001 Cherokee Sport i replaced the battery and now it runs fine.

Posted on Sep 25, 2008

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