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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee (L6) Recently Developed a very

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee (L6)
Recently Developed a very abrupt stalling engine condition (often with backfire). Sometimes the engine doesn't stall but returns to normal operation in a few seconds; Other times I need to pull over and restart it. It has, so far, restarted after a few tries and I've gotten back on the roadway and proceeded to drive until the next occurrence. Happens several times during an hour drive past few days.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Jeep
Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.

Hello, my name is***** common things to cause this are weak battery, dirty throttle body, failing idle air control valve, and crankshaft position sensor. Start by having battery tested which you can do for free at your local parts store. If that doesn't help clean out throttle body and idle air control valve with a rag and throttle body cleaner. If problem still isn't any better then replace the crankshaft position sensor. Let me know how it goes or if you have more questions, thanks.