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Jeep loses all power while driving but will regain it if i put it in neutral and pump the gas pedal but have to keep motor accelerated in order for it to stay on

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Change the Fuel filter. It sounds like it is starving for fuel.

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That doesn't mean it's losing compression. It can only possibly lose compression from internal wear or sticky valves or stretched timing chain or catastrophic failure - it can't lose compression one moment, then regain compression the next moment except in cases of sticky valves or stretched timing chain.

I doubt you have any of these issues, unless your car is pretty badly worn. What's happening is your car has lost most of its POWER, not compression.

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