1998 Jeep Wrangler engine light on will not idle

Tiny
PBBOB
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  • 1998 JEEP WRANGLER
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • MANUAL
  • 114,420 MILES
My 98 wrangler all of a sudden the engine light came on and it will not idle.
I have to give it gas to sart it, and also need tokeep foot on accelerator to keep it running.
Is there a mmon fix, or do I need to put a problem scanner on it?
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Saturday, February 20th, 2010 AT 1:38 PM

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Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
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See my profile.....Used to older stuff...if you can limp him down to Advance Auto or Autozone, they can code it for FREE, give advice, etc. FREE....Parts do cost you though...........so many things can go wrong and have same symptoms on newer, computer cars........This is just one......I hope it helps your Baby....Wrote this post to another Escape owner.......................Our Escape (Turddog's Wife's) would idle low, then it got to point it would die when you stopped. Revving + holding brake was only way to keep it running. Took it to fellow R/C airplane pilot,he doubles as a S.C. State HWY DEPT mechanic. ....................When I got to his house , he was repairing a tractor. Told him my sob story. Escape was still barely running, I raised the hood............... He said,(and I quote).............."It could be the IDLE AIR CONTROL(IAC)", as he pointed to it, and emphasied it with a sharp rap using the wrench in his hand. It straightened right up, and ran damn good!!!..............That was a 15/16 Craftsman wrench, box end, kinda a medium rap.........YES, I visited parts store and replaced it..............Hope this helps ............Love, Turddog

MY BABY #2 (#1 is my AVATAR) MAMA's TO THE RIGHT


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Sunday, February 21st, 2010 AT 9:57 PM

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