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post #1 of 2 Old 09-16-2017, 02:20 PM Thread Starter
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Engine sporadically wants to die

I have a 1996 jeep Cherokee with the straight six and it randomly wants to die for just a split second. Its like the whole engine dies for a split second and the kicks right back in like nothing happened. Happens at idle, acceleration, and cruising. I just put in a brand new distributor, ignition coil, MSD wires, crank position sensor, and throttle position sensor. No CEL so I dont have a code to even go with. Any ideas what it is? Everything ignition wise is brand new (maybe 100 miles) so I'm thinking fuel? Thanks for the input

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post #2 of 2 Old 09-16-2017, 10:15 PM
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Quite possible it's a fuel issue. I'd check the wiring for the fuel pump to make sure it's not damaged, especially in any areas where it's in close proximity to suspension parts. You could also try installing a fuel pressure gauge to verify the pump output is right about 49psi and holds steady at all engine speeds.

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