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Old February 6th, 2006, 16:34
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Jeep not starting HELP FAST!!!

Okay, the other night i pulled over to the side of the road and my jeep just cut off within 20 seconds. So i jumped it, kept my foot on the gas and made it home. I put a new alternator in, thinking that would fix the problem, the amps were reading zero on the guage. They now read right. I put a friends battery in. I figured mine would be dead by now. Now, just like before, as soon as I let off the gas, the jeep dies. What could it be. I cant figure it out. I need help as soon as possible. By the way, this is a 1999 jeep cherokee. Thanks...
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Old February 6th, 2006, 18:16
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Re: Jeep not starting HELP FAST!!!

Just to clarify, the jeep cuts off as soon as i let off the gas, it doesn't sputter so it doesnt seem to be a fuel problem. Also this is a 4.0 litre.
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Old February 6th, 2006, 18:27
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Re: Jeep not starting HELP FAST!!!

does the engine shut down or the whole truck ? check the ground cable ?
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Old February 6th, 2006, 18:58
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Re: Jeep not starting HELP FAST!!!

Just the engine. I have power to the rest of the jeep such as radio, lights, etc... Everything seems to be grounded right though. I'll check that again tomorrow. Any other suggestions?
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Old February 6th, 2006, 21:41
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Re: Jeep not starting HELP FAST!!!

Also, when i turn the key the jeep will either not turn over and just click or it will turn over really slowly and not fire until i give it a little bit of gas. I need help as soon as possible. I dont really have any other form of transportation right now.

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Old February 6th, 2006, 21:49
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Re: Jeep not starting HELP FAST!!!

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Old February 6th, 2006, 21:56
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Re: Jeep not starting HELP FAST!!!

I can get it to start though by jumping it, but if i let off the throttle once it is started the jeep dies. I don't think thats would be the starter failing.
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Old February 6th, 2006, 22:22
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I can get it to start though by jumping it, but if i let off the throttle once it is started the jeep dies. I don't think thats would be the starter failing.
it might me the Air Control Module, its located on the throttle body

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Old February 7th, 2006, 06:13
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Re: Jeep not starting HELP FAST!!!

check both cables from the batterie , i had a similar problem , would click and not start died sometimes , turned out to be the ground cable had lots of corrosion and not enough amps were getting through
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Old February 7th, 2006, 09:53
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I'll double check that ground, and the ACM. Any other suggestions?
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