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1990 Jeep Cherokee Question: Jeep shouts off

 

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amadeius6, 4.0L 6 Cylinder, Columbia, PA, April 08, 2009, 09:53
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when i am driving the jeep it just shouts off and will not start for about twenty min.the jeep will start after i wait ! the jeep is a 1988

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    April 08, 2009, 11:33
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    This could be your fuel pump starting to fail or ignition related. Does this happen every time you're driving? do you have any warning lights illuminated? Are there any symptoms before the engine shuts off?

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    Visitor, June 25, 2010, 19:23

    yes it happens every time i drive it ! it bucks then it will be ok and then bucks again and again ! No warning lights comes on ! I put a new coil on it and relays !

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    Visitor, June 25, 2010, 17:39

    some jeeps have an overheating prevention kill switch check your coolant

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    Visitor, November 10, 2010, 18:53

    Had this same problem, it will either be the crankshaft positioning sensor or camshaft positioning sensor, replacing the crankshaft sensor first may fix the problem or reveal that the camshaft sensor is bad also

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    Visitor, March 03, 2011, 21:21

    I hope by now you got your answer but in my 89 I didn't solve this problem until I had replaced almost the entire ignition system. I replaced the ignition control module the coil the crank position sensor wich was a real pain. the coil pick up which requires taking the distributor apart. The problem was intermittent. It happened again one other time and I discovered that I was having this problem when there was a lot of moisture in the atmoshere I.E. rain. then I learned that Jeeps have some issues with moisture collecting in some of the ignition connections. A little die electric grease or wd-40 works for this. i also had to solder some of my ignition wires together. even tho I have put a lot of work into my heep as my friends call it. I love it and love to work on it. Now if I could figure out why Oil leaks from everywhereLOL!

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    Visitor, March 04, 2011, 00:26

    I replaced the coil,mapsendor,spark plugs,new wires,replaces,the camshaft positioning sensor,the distributor and router,replacsed the relay sensors ! and it runs now but when it gos too-changes gear it bucks untill it shifts to the next gear ! Help wrhere do you find the overheating prevention ? Thank You

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    August 31, 2011, 09:21
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    some time it is the sender it the thurmastate houseing try replaceing that should be right around 17 dollors. i have a 1992 jeep that did the same thing.

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    May 04, 2012, 22:57
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    I have had this problem, replaced many parts, including the ignition coil 3 times, not the answer. It used to die on me while I was driving down the road. If I was going over 55, it would help it to NOT die but it still cut out on me, I just had a better chance to keep the motor running or if it did die while I was going that fast, all I'd have to do is throw it in neutral and back in drive and it would start back running again(without me having to turn the key). It would die on me while at a stand still idle. It would die in the middle of a VERY busy intersection. (EMBARRASING!!!) It got to where it was hard to start. I thought someone was playing games with me, as it was cutting out on me regularly and randomly. PISSED ME OFF!!!! I had a code reader that was throwing codes and then a few days later, it would throw other different codes the very next day. It finally threw a TPS code. (Throttle Position Sensor) I got a new one and hadn't had a problem since. This is very easy to change. Mine (a 97 jeep Cherokee) used a torx bit to change it. But if you are installing it yourself which I assume you are, when you install it, there is a certain way that you have to turn the throttle to make sure the pressure is put on the TPS properly. You have to look at the mechanic on it to figure it out. Don't force it in to position. It will install correctly in a fittable manner (If you have it on right.) On this TPS there are two ways to put it on. The right way and the wrong way. (For real, there are really two ways. One actually is the right way, and the other actually is the wrong way) If one way does't make it run right, you can actually take it off and make sure you are turning the throttle to the right position to make it run right. Hope this helps (that is if you already don't have it fixed.)

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