2000 Jeep Cherokee Dies while driving

Tiny
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  • 2000 JEEP CHEROKEE
  • 4.0L
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 215,000 MILES
The jeep dies usually after traveling on the highway then coming to a stop. It is like the engine just turns off. It will start again after a while either right away or after it sits a bit. Now it dies after driving sometimes a few miles. The rpms just go down and quits. Took it to autozone for a code read. They said Torque converter module or torque converter. What do you think?
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Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 AT 3:34 PM

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Tiny
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Does it die while moving? Or it is only when the vehicle comes to a complete stop? Also, does it feel like a manual transmission not having the clutch depressed when you stop. In other words, does it try to keep moving when you stop?
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Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 AT 5:32 PM
Tiny
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Automatic tranny. Yes it dies while moving. When I am slowing down. If I am accelerating he it tries to die, there is a clunk noise but doesn't die.
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Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 AT 7:22 PM
Tiny
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Sometimes I feel it resist braking other times, it just like it turns off. No sputter.
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Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 AT 7:25 PM
Tiny
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If it happens when the vehicle is moving, I need to know if there were any other trouble codes. Also, when there is a delay for it to restart, have you checked for spark and fuel to the engine?
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Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 AT 9:27 AM
Tiny
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No. I haven't. I'm usually not in a good spot and it does restart after a few minutes. The longest time was 35 minutes. I'll look for those things next time it happens. How do I check for fuel?
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Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 AT 11:20 AM
Tiny
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The proper way to test for fuel is using a fuel pressure gauge. I can provide directions if you want, it just may be hard to do if you are along side of the road. If you have a can of starting fluid, you could see if it starts with it. If it starts for a couple seconds with starting fluid, that tells me there is no fuel getting to the engine. If it doesn't start, then there is most likely an ignition problem (no spark to the plugs).

Let me know if I can help.

Joe
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Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 AT 5:31 PM

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