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Unread 01-31-2009, 11:59 PM   #1
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Starts, then shuts off

My 1994 jeep grand cherokee laredo v8. Sometimes shuts off right after it starts. I had a similar problem a few months ago but was resolved after I put in a "new idle air control valve". What could my problem be?

Recent work consist of: tune up, new fuel (filter & pump).

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Unread 02-02-2009, 02:29 PM   #2
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Could be your security system. Be sure it's working properly. Mine did this once and I had to lock the doors and then unlock the passenger door. There are several threads on this user-friendly security system. Good luck!
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Unread 02-02-2009, 02:41 PM   #3
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Hello. I had this same problem recently with a 97 ZJ 4.0L. I tried the trick where you put the key in the drivers door and turn the key back and forth, it didn't work. I called a buddy of mine that works on Jeeps and he came out with his computer and reset the ECU to get it to work again. It had a bad battery and went dead and the alarm turned off the car once you started it, it would shut off right away.
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Unread 02-02-2009, 02:52 PM   #4
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it can be the idle air control again or your security -- try unlocking the jeep in the passenger side door or the tail gate and see if that stops it.
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