1995 Jeep Cherokee Took to mechanic still not fixed!

Tiny
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Engine Performance problem
1995 Jeep Cherokee 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic

95 jeep cherokee sport will stall sometimes. Just shuts completely down When driving, stopping and idleing. Sometimes will start back immediatley sometimes takes up to 20 minutes. Seems fine for first 50 miles. Then if I park it for 5 minutes to 5 hours next time I drive it will stall. If I leave parked overnight good for first 50 miles. Took to mechanic he said he cleaned the idle air control valve it had corrosion on it. Was fine for first 50 or so miles. Now it has stalled on me again. Can't afford mechanic fee and this is my only transportation. Can you help me?
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Tuesday, October 21st, 2008 AT 7:52 PM

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Tiny
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My first thought is a faulty crankshaft postion sensor. This is so common on the engine, if you came into my shop with this problem I would not hesitate to replace it and I bet that cures it. When its dead check for spark at the spark plug. If no spark then just replace it. What happens is when the sensor gets hot from engine temp the electrical winding isnside the sensor breaks and causes the car to die then when it cools it remakes a contact and then it will run again. Very very common. There is no chance of the idle air control valve causing this problem, simply misdiagnosed. Hope this helps
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Tuesday, October 21st, 2008 AT 8:09 PM
Tiny
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Thank you so much for your quick answer. I will definatley try this. Again thanks so much!
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Tuesday, October 21st, 2008 AT 9:23 PM
Tiny
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I was wondering if this is a hard thing to replace?Should I take it back to mechanic or could my brother possibly try to do it for me. Is it hard to find and replace? I did research and it said it is on drivers side on top of bellhousing. Is this correct and if you think it can be fixed without a mechanic, do you know where I can get a diagram?
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Tuesday, October 21st, 2008 AT 9:36 PM
Tiny
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It may be a little tricky to get to get to but surely I think you could handle it. 2 bolts hold it in and there is a wire harness that unplugs. Good luck
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Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008 AT 7:35 AM

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