SUDDEN UNINTENDED ACCELERATION IN 1999 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE

  • Tiny
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  • 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • 130,000 miles

I own a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee. It suddenly accelerated on me three weeks ago after I made a right turn. I was only going about 30/35 mph when it suddenly accelerated on me and my brakes wouldn't work either. I was able to turn into a parking lot, throw in Park and turn off the ignition. My tires were spinning. I was lucky I didn't hit another car because I couldn't stop. I just want to get my Jeep fixed so this doesn't happen again. After researching this more, I found this a fairly big problem with Jeeps. Is there a "fix" for this issue so I can drive my Jeep again?

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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 AT 10:03 PM

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  • hmac300
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Check to see if yo uhave a brken motor mount and clean throttle plate with choke cleaner on both sides. Have aprolook at this immediately

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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 AT 10:12 PM
  • Tiny
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Thank you so much for answering. My auto mechanic couldn't find anything wrong after I had it towed there, but I will share this with him. He is someone I immensely trust, a long standing community business with honest reputation. He did disengaged the cruise control "just in case" until he could figure a solution, which he has not yet. What do you think?

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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 AT 10:25 PM
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Well it could be cruise but alot of timesit's a broken mount

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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 AT 12:03 AM

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