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Unread 04-08-2013, 10:57 AM   #1
CRizzuto
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My 1998 Cherokee is having intermittent stalling and no start. While running the tach starts flipping from 0 to 3000 RPM and back again. Then it dies. Sometimes it will start right away and other times not for awhile. There seems to be no rhyme or reason to this problem. Any suggestions? thanks

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Unread 04-08-2013, 11:09 AM   #2
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TPS sensor, dirty or bad IAC valve, PCM, ect. Possibly a torn up o2 sensor wire shorting stuff. Start with the cheap and easy stuff.
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Unread 04-08-2013, 03:48 PM   #3
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most likely the crank sensor. since it's only the tach going crazy and you have a stalling problem.

do you have a GRAND CHEROKEE, which this forum is for or a CHEROKEE?
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Unread 04-08-2013, 07:51 PM   #4
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My 1998 Cherokee is having intermittent stalling and no start. While running the tach starts flipping from 0 to 3000 RPM and back again. Then it dies. Sometimes it will start right away and other times not for awhile. There seems to be no rhyme or reason to this problem. Any suggestions? thanks
Exactly what mine did before I replaced the crank sensor. Use only a Mopar sensor. I went through 3 BDW sensors in 2 weeks before I learned that.
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