Question about 1999 Jeep Cherokee
I am having problems w/ my 98 Jeep . One morning I drove my Jeep a distance of 5 miles and went into a store for about 15 minutes . When I went to start it up it would just crank as if there was no fuel . I had a 1/4 tank . Waited about and hour and it started and I drove back home , but about a block away from my home it felt as if I was running out of fuel . I replaced the fuel pump . Went to start it and battery was dead . I jumped the battery and got it running , went a filled up the tank and came back home with no problems until the next morning . Started fine drove it about 15 miles and got to work but it did stall once and I was able to restart without a jump . Jeep sat for about 7 hours , on my way home , it stalled out with no warning (as if losing electrical power) . This time I waited 3 hours , restarted it by jumping battery and got it almost home and it stalled again with no warning and battery is completely dead again . Not sure what the problem is . Help please .
It sounds like you have some **** in the gas tank that is being drawn to the pickup blocking it.
Have seen this and because it seems so random, it can drive ya nuts.
You might carry a coffee can with you and pull the line from the fuel rail when this happens stick it in the can and just have someone turn the key on for a few seconds.
Beware though, it comes out with force.
Also possible is a failed fuel pressure regulator.
Those aren't expensive and . . . well, not very good either.
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