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It starts up but dies immediately when I take my foot off

Customer Question

It starts up but dies immediately when I take my foot off the gas to put it in gear.
JA: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?
Customer: Yes, the same. I haven;t noticed it using more gas.
JA: What is the model/year of your Jeep?
Customer: 98 Grand Cherokee,
JA: Are you fixing your Grand Cherokee yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I haven't done anything as of yet. I just discovered the situation today. I was not doing it yesterday.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Yes. There is a short in the electrically system that local mechanics have not been able to locate. I undo the battery cable when it is not in use or the battery will drain out.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Jeep
Expert:  Brad replied 9 months ago.

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Expert:  Brad replied 9 months ago.

Are you going to be repairing this yourself or are you just looking at what could be the problem?

Is the check engine light on and if yes what codes are setting?

If you start it now will it stall and when it stalls will it start right back up?

Talk soon,