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My 2002 Jeep Wrangler stalls for no particular reason when I…

My 2002 Jeep Wrangler stalls...
My 2002 Jeep Wrangler stalls for no particular reason when I slow down or come to a stop. sometimes it happens 5 times within a mile and then it won't do it again for weeks. On the highway I have noticed that it seems to surge out of the blue and I know when I get off the car will stall when I slow down the first time out. The other day I left the engine running while taking things out of the car - heard the engine rev and by the time I got to the driver's door it had stalled. ALWAYS starts right up again. Any ideas what needs to get fixed???
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1/17/2018
Jared D
Jared D, ASE Certified Technician
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Good afternoon,

When it stalls like this is it triggering the check engine light on the dash?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Only once in a while. I always glance at the dashboard when it happens
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
easier for me to have something that i can hopefully show my mechanic.
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
since i'm female and know next to nothing about cars except to drive them!!

First, your best bet is to have it scanned to see if the computer is picking up ant faults. Most parts stores will do that for free.

Then if you have any trouble codes it will let you know where to start if there is an electrical fault somewhere.

When it stalls it doesn't look like the temperature gauge is really high right?

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Also, when it does it can you sit in the vehicle and watch the tachometer? If the tach drops to zero right before it stalls that would indicate a bad crank position sensor.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
the gauges don't change,the tach doesn't change, the light brightness doesn't change, the radio doesn't change - the car just quietly stops running. Personally I think it's menopause but there is no cure for that, even for cars. I will start with the scanning and go from there. If we come up with the 'ultimate' answer I will let you know for your information and maybe other people can be helped.
thank you!
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
non-vehicle question - I can't get to the 'recommendation' at the top of my page.......... either I'm being particularly dense today or this isn't considered finished

I would probably suspect the crank sensor to be the problem since it's intermittent like that. The scan should point us in the right direction.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Alright! now I can sound a bit more like I know 'stuff'. Not that I worry with my mechanic (been working on our cars for 30 years) but still.Thank you kindly.

I'm sorry, I didn't click the ready to rate button. Please let me know if you need additional info.

Thanks!

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