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I have a 96 jeep cherokee that suddenly dies while driving,

Hi, I have a...

Hi, I have a 96 jeep cherokee that suddenly dies while driving, have replaced the fuel pump and filter, exchanged the starter relay with the pump relay and it still dies after about 1 minute after you start driving.

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? Has the car been starting normally?

About 180,000 and has been running normally

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Cherokee yourself? What have you tried so far?

I am fixing it for my son and have tried the above so far

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1/16/2018
Jared D
Jared D, ASE Certified Technician
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Good afternoon,

When it stalls out, does it start right back up again or do you have to wait a while?

Is it triggering the check engine light?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
We have to wait a while and no engine light appears
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I have to go to work and will get back with you tomorrow

I'm sorry. I didn't see your first response. It sounds like maybe the failsafe is triggering. Jeep has a temperature failsafe circuit that shuts the engine off if it thinks it's overheating on some models.

When the problem occurs check to see if the temp gauge is showing really hot or anything similar. Also, do you have a scan tool to monitor the fuel trim data?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Hi, Jared. I started the engine code and the gauge goes from cold to overheated in about 3 minutes even though the temperature of the engine seems to be in the normal range.

That sounds like the temperature sensor is acting up. Let me look up your jeep and see where it's located. Do you know which engine you have? It could be the 2.5l 4 cylinder or the 4.0l 6 cylinder.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
It was the temp sensor

Did you already replace it?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
it works fine now

Great! I'm glad you got it going again.

Please let me know if you need additional help.

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