I haven't driven my car (1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo) for about two days, it's been very cold out and I went to start the truck this morning. The engine cranks and right when it sounds like it's going to fire it dies. The only way I can get the engine to run is if I lightly press on the accelerator, and keep it there around 2k RPMS once I take my foot off it dies again. I suspect it's the Idle Air Control Valve so I went and got come carburetor cleaner and cleaned it out.
In the process of detaching the air sensor(link deleted. Not allowed) from the carb/valve I lost one of the screws holding it in place. And now it's a little loose and my engine still doesn't idle/start, could it be that being loose is now causing the engine not to start?
Also, I had my oxygen sensor replaced a month ago, being that one day my car would not start after work one night. And when I would first start the engine I would have to take my foot off the gas and back on so I wouldn't stall for only the first quarter of a mile. Thoughts? Could it be the oxygen sensor acting up again?
Sunday, February 27th, 2011 AT 2:38 AM