I recently purchased this 89 jeep Cherokee, it drove home fine. I also took it to the store and back fine. The jeep soon after cut out while it was in idle, I figured it was just out of gas and filled it up and it ran fine for about 2 more miles until it cut out again. This time in a parking space, figuring the battery was dead I had a friend jump it, and it turn on fine, but on the drive back, while I was giving it gas, the jeep died on me again. Tried jumping it for a second time, but it didn't work. I had a few friends look at it, and I got two answers, it was either the alternator or fuel pump. The next day I tried charging the battery for 10 minutes and it turned over and started up on the third try. The engine ran for about 10 minutes and died again on its own leaving me to think it was an alternator. I purchased a new alternator and installed it. Tried jumping car again for ten minutes and turning it on, with no result. I brought the old alternator and battery to auto zone and had them tested only to find out they both worked fine. So besides wasting money on a new alternator, I have no clue what the problem is. I would really like to get this thing on the road again, but I need some help. I am a little strapped on cash at this point. Hopefully you guys have some ideas. Thank you.
have the same problem?
Monday, October 13th, 2014 AT 7:15 PM