Water pump/ idling

Tiny
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  • 1998 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
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If my car doesnt idle when I stop does that have anything to do with the water pump?
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Friday, February 4th, 2011 AT 9:55 PM

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Tiny
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What do you mean? Is the car overheating or is the water pump interfering with the belt?
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Friday, February 4th, 2011 AT 10:29 PM
Tiny
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I dont know I was talking to another person about the car and he said that when he stops while driving that the car will shut off and I was just wondering if that has anything to do with the leaking water pump.
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Friday, February 4th, 2011 AT 10:39 PM
Tiny
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There's no reason to believe it has anything to do with the water pump.
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Friday, February 4th, 2011 AT 10:42 PM
Tiny
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Do you have any ideas of why that could be happening?
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Friday, February 4th, 2011 AT 10:44 PM
Tiny
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You may have a bad IAC ( idle air control) but try cleaning the throttle body and eliminating any vacuum leaks first. Remove the intake snorkel, have someone hold the throttle wide open for you and scrub the back side of the throttle plate and surrounding bore with an old tooth brush and some carb cleaner. Be sure to spray some into the small holes next to the throttle plate. That should help stabilize the idle. If it still has a problem, replace the IAC.
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Friday, February 4th, 2011 AT 10:47 PM
Tiny
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Okay thanks for your time it was a great help
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Friday, February 4th, 2011 AT 10:49 PM
Tiny
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You're welcome.
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Friday, February 4th, 2011 AT 10:52 PM
Tiny
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I REALLY DO NOT THINK THE WATER-PUMP IS YOUR ISSUE, IF IT'S LEAKING, SURE IT NEEDS TO BE REPLACED, AS IN ANY OTHER VEHICLE.

IMMA CJ KINDA GUY AND I'M NOT UP TO SNUFF ON A LOT OF THE COMPUTER STUFF, HOWEVER I DO KNOW SOME OF IT. (I COME OVER TO THIS FORUM SOMETIMES WHEN THERE ARE NO CJs TO FIX, OFTEN, CJs SELDOM TEAR UP!)

I'M JUST TRYING TO HELP OUT, MANY DO NOT EVEN GET AN ANSWER.

I KNOW CJs VERY WELL, AND I DO WORK ON FRIENDS AND FAMILY VEHICLES, I RESEARCH THE STUFF, I'M LOST ON. AND GENERALLY GET-R-DONE CORRECTLY.

I'M A SELF CERTIFIED REAR LAWN VEHICLE TECHNICIAN, AND REPAIR MANUALS HAVE BEEN MY BEST REFERENCE IN DIAGNOSING AND REPAIRING THINGS I AM UNFAMILIAR WITH. I DO HAVE A REALLY GOOD MECHANICAL BACKGROUND, TOOK AUTO MECHANICS IN HIGH SCHOOL (BEFORE COMPUTER STUFF) SO I CAN USUALLY UNDERSTAND WHAT THE MANUALS MEAN, OR I RESEARCH THAT TOO.

SO MY BEST GUESS AS TO WHAT YOU SHOULD DO FOR YOURS IS

1) IF YOUR CHECK ENGINE LIGHT IS OR WAS ON, TAKE IT TO AUTOZONE OR ADVANCE AUTO OR OTHER, THEY CAN "CODE" YOUR VEHICLE (FOR FREE!), AND NORMALLY THE EXPERIENCED GUY THERE CAN DIAGNOSE YOUR PROBLEM (KNOWING THE CODES) SHOW YOU WHAT TO CHANGE AND SELL YOU THE PARTS.

2) MY WIFES FORD ESCAPE HAD THE SAME ISSUE AS YOURS----THREW NO CODES!---

Her Escape would idle low, then it got to point it would die when you stopped. Revving + holding brake was only way to keep it running. Took it to fellow R/C airplane pilot, he doubles as a S.C. State HWY DEPT mechanic.. When I got to his house, he was repairing a tractor. Told him my sob story. Escape was still barely running, I raised the hood. He said, (and I quote)."It could be the IDLE AIR CONTROL(IAC)", as he pointed to it, and emphasied it with a sharp rap using the wrench in his hand. It straightened right up, and ran darn good!

HE SAID IT COULD JUST BE CLEANED, SO WE DID. That was a 15/16 Craftsman wrench, box end, kinda a medium rap. YES, I visited parts store and replaced it. This is my wife's rig and I take no chances with her. Or the "Wrath of Margaret", should she break down on my watch!

YES, I KNEW SOMEONE WOULD WANT TO SEE HOW "DIFFICULT" THIS WAS. I ALSO FIGGERED THAT IT HAD BEEN ON HERE SINCE 2002-2003, IT WOULD NOT HURT TO HAVE A NEW, MAYBE NOT WORN OUT DEVICE ON IT, EVEN IF IT WAS NOT THE "FIX" (THATS HOW I JUSTIFY STUFF TO MYSELF, ANY WAY)

The Ford was right on top, 2 bolts, unplug the wires, less than $50

Let me know if this helps

I try!

Your Turn

Here's the pics

THE MEDIC
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Friday, February 4th, 2011 AT 11:02 PM
Tiny
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Thanks alot it helped greatly
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Friday, February 4th, 2011 AT 11:08 PM
Tiny
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CJ MEDEVAC,

11 lines promoting yourself, another 16 lines saying the same thing I already said and then posting pictures of a completely different car.

Was all that necessary?
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Friday, February 4th, 2011 AT 11:49 PM
Tiny
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Roger!

Seeing that it took me a full 25 minutes to give a Personalized answer. As I began skillful hunting and pecking answer. Proofread it twice (since there is no "Edit Feature" yet). My answer was well underway, while you were piddling around in the VW section!

I was also Promoting a Self Fix and saving $$$

I have written over 800 Novels here = to 5000 quick responses. And I'm a PLUMBER! Get that now, A plumber, helping car people, if he can!

I believe my pics got the idea across on what would need to be done---even had this been some "High Tech" Mo-ped.

After I hit "submit" for my answer,

I saw no other pics, from any other source

Mr. Question asker, these are pics of a FORD ESCAPE, I own 2 "REAL JEEPS" and the family has a NEON and ESCAPE. We do not have a Cherokee. Sorry you had to see my senseless pics.

I will be sure to hang around a Dept Store Parking Lot, and ask owners, If I can take "CORRECT PICS" to submit here.

This too, might make it longer for me to finally hit the "REPLY TO QUESTION".

Wachu Think Fellow Member?

The Medic
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Saturday, February 5th, 2011 AT 1:20 AM
Tiny
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What do I think? I don't think I'll post that here.

As for the picture, here is the correct one.

https://www.2carpros.com/images/external/62452474.gif
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Saturday, February 5th, 2011 AT 1:30 AM

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