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Unread 05-09-2012, 03:32 PM   #1
hawkrox09
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98 Jeep GC 5.7 not Idling

So yesterday after getting off of work, I went to unlock my jeep with the remote lock and unfortunately it did not work. I had to manually unlock my jeep. After unlocking it, the alarm started going off until I was able to press the remote lock to get it to stop! Fast forward to this morning, and my Jeep wouldn't start. I tried two times and then on the third time the jeep started if i pushed in on the gas pedal. I revved it up a couple of times and then the jeep stopped running. I tried starting it again and the only way I could get it to start was if I put my foot on the gas pedal but still it won't idle if I let off the gas. I was curious if it was a fuel filter getting stuck or if it was an issue with my fuel pump? Thanks guys!

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Unread 05-09-2012, 04:45 PM   #2
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Iac. It's on the throttle body and it opens and closes a plunger to control the idle. Did the battery die? Because I know when the battery on my TJ dies it will do the same thing until I drive it around for a little bit and get the battery charged up.

BTW, unless you did a motor swap, you should have either a 4.0, 5.2 or a 5.9
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Unread 05-20-2012, 11:45 PM   #3
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Sounds like a battery issue to me Chrysler products don't idle with dead battries.
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