1993 Jeep Laredo died on the freeway

Tiny
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  • 1993 JEEP LAREDO
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 198,000 MILES
Check engine and anitlock warning lights came on. Then after a bit dimed. Lost power. Any ideas where to start.
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Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 AT 12:26 PM

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Tiny
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It could be a bad alternator, fuseable link, fuel pump(probably not though if your lights went dim quickly), It could also be your neutral safety switch. This will cause your vehicle to die right away and not turn over at all. If your alternator was going bad, your lights may go dim before it dies because it would have been running on the batterry. Take your alternator to a local auto parts place to get tested. It is usually free.
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Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 AT 5:32 PM
Tiny
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I am figuring the alternator but. For the last year occasionally the car will not turn over until I switch into neutral or back and forth a few times. Is the the neutral safety switch causing this.

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Thursday, November 26th, 2009 AT 3:36 PM
Tiny
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More than likely, if you have to put it in neutral to start it or if you try to start it and there isn't even a click then it is probably your neutral safety switch. The switches are not overly expensive and you may save yourself some money by getting one from a junkyard as they do not go bad often.
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Thursday, November 26th, 2009 AT 6:30 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for the info.
Would the neutral safety switch cause the car to die once started?

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Friday, November 27th, 2009 AT 1:41 PM
Tiny
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Yes, the neutral safety switch could cause your vehicle to die while rolling down the road and not start again. Electrical problems can be difficult to diagnose and if you find that the switch, battery, or alternator are not you problem, I would take it to a excellent and qualified electrical person to sort out your vehicle as it would not take as long.
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Saturday, November 28th, 2009 AT 7:41 AM

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