Torque Converter Replacement?
Hey all-- First off, I want to say thanks to everyone who has made this site possible by moderating, posting, etc. I stumbled across the board about a year ago, and while I've never posted, I've definitely used the threads in the forum to troubleshoot the problems I've had with my 1997 Grand Cherokee. I'm barely an amateur mechanic, but the information posted on these boards has been a real asset.
Okay, so here's my situation: At the 99k point, my '97 GC Laredo began idling rough and stalling while I was stopped at a light. I just moved to town and don't have a regular mechanic, so I took it to the nearest Jeep dealer.
At first they said it was the Crank Shaft Sensor, so we replaced that. When the car stalled again, I had them attach a scanner and we roadtested it together. They then decided it was the PCM. So we replaced that. Now, 7k miles later (at 106k miles), the car is stopping again.
Today they said it's the torque converter, and that I've got to pony up $1300 to change it. While I have no doubt that *they* think it's the TC, I can't help but think they're still just throwing (increasingly expensive) parts at the problem.
Does this sound right to you guys?