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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Stalling

Stalls after moving and sometimes seems like it is lost for timing, or starved for air or fuel

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  • lc2cute2113 Jan 05, 2009

    When i start my Jeep most of the time when I put it in reverse it wants to stall , then when i put it in drive i will push the gas and my RPM's will go up but my car wont move for a second like it takes a minute to go... I have chaned some sensors and i dont know what else to do? Also if I am sitting at a stop sign I have to put the Jeep in nuetral or it will stall on me.. Does anyone know what the problemcould be?

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Best thing to check is your fuel filter. After sitting for a little while, it will allow fuel through it but when you put a demand on the system, it cant supply enough and will sputter and die. Its easy to replace and very inexpensive. If it continues after that, you will at least know it was eliminated and can move from there.

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