98 Jeep GC 5.7 not Idling - JeepForum.com
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 05-09-2012, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Urbandale
Posts: 1
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!

hawkrox09 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old 05-09-2012, 03:45 PM
Registered User
1990 YJ Wrangler 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Trapped in the cesspool known as LA county
Posts: 3,838
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

1990 YJ
LJameson is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 05-20-2012, 10:45 PM
Registered User
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 40
Sounds like a battery issue to me Chrysler products don't idle with dead battries.
obfdcherokee is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
having problems idling jeepordie10 Engines & Drivetrain 4 03-19-2012 11:15 PM
Engine stalls while idling GlennG Engines & Drivetrain 5 01-05-2012 08:40 AM
idling problems Kedds Engines & Drivetrain 2 12-08-2011 09:52 PM
idling smooth then dies? pioneer1 Engines & Drivetrain 9 08-06-2010 06:50 AM
Wrangler dies while idling kywrangler23 Engines & Drivetrain 1 07-08-2010 11:27 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome