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Check engine light comes on and off at times, runs real

Customer Question

check engine light comes on and off at times, runs real rough and dies at stop light. Has a bad smell just before shutting down
JA: Does the light stay on, or does it blink?
Customer: stays on for awhile then goes off
JA: What is the model/year of your Jeep?
Customer: 1995 jeep grand cherokee limited v8
JA: Are you fixing your Grand Cherokee yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: took it to one mechanic and he said he thought it was the computer
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: has 173 k miles and always starts
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Jeep
Expert:  Kavey replied 11 months ago.

Hello. My name is ***** ***** I will be helping you today.

Did this "mechanic" say why he thought it was the computer?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
no.
Expert:  Kavey replied 11 months ago.

OK. Well theres a chance he could be right. Have you checked the codes on it?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
he said that he replaced computers in other jeeps with this same problem and that fixed it
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
i dont have a smart phone
Expert:  Kavey replied 11 months ago.

Yeah, that could be. Some testing needs done to determine what it is for sure but it certainly could be a bad module.

Its too loud here for me to take a phone call. I can call a bit later if you like.

Im not sure what you mean on the smart phone.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
i went to autozone and they said they could not read the codes on a 1995
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
can i get a used computer at a salvage yard
Expert:  Kavey replied 11 months ago.

Yeah you would need to get a decent scan tool to connect to that one. Their code readers are pretty well useless.

Expert:  Kavey replied 11 months ago.

Yes you could get a salvage yard ECM you would just need to get it programmed. It will work for testing without getting it reprogrammed though,. it just needs programmed to get the proper vin number.