1997 Jeep Cherokee 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 172000 miles
I have a Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Guys, I really need help, I have taken my vehicule with a lot of "mechanics" and all that they have been doing is to make me spend money.
When first started failing the problem was that the engines was stopping either when cold or hot, the mechanic said that it was a problem with the gas pump so I replaced it but the problem didn't go away, then I took it to warranty and the pump was replaced it for another new but guess what? Same thing, after this was obious the problem wasn't the pump, so I took it now with an electric and this guy made me replace the computer (expensive) but I bought it hoping this would solve the problem but again the same problem.
After all this of expending money I googled it because it was obious these guys didn't know what they were doing and I found that this problem may be caused for the harness that is pluged in the computer and in fact there was the problem, I found some pins with the plastic locks broken, I replaced the harness and the problem seems to be gone, at least now was not been shutting down my engine every time I hit a bump or a hole because with the movement the conections in the harness became loose.
After I fixed the problem with the loose conection my only problem is that when cold after around 10 minutes of start running the engine just dies, suddenly and when I try to restart it, it does right away, no problem.
Then I decided to took it with another mechanic and he told me the problem was the IAC valve so I changed it and the same thing, after no sucess with this guy I went to a different place and at leat this guy was honest and since there was not "check engine" light up his suggestion was to change the crank shat sensor and I did it hoping this would be the solution but it wasn't, this morning did the same thing, after runing for 10 minutes the engine stopped.
Right now I don't know what else to change and hope this time I have more luck.
have the same problem?
Sunday, June 27th, 2010 AT 11:49 PM