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Unread 09-02-2012, 07:11 PM   #1
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Starts then dies in gear

91 Cherokee starts and idles fine then when u go to pull it in gear(auto trans) it shuts right off

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Unread 09-03-2012, 06:57 AM   #2
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Not common, but loose bolts holding the engine and trans together can cause this.
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Unread 09-03-2012, 07:22 PM   #3
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It will run for 10-15 mins idling but the second I try n pull it out of park it just shuts off like I turned the key off. I'm getting fuel. I changed the m.a.p. sensor the crank shaft position sensor can't be it cause it wouldn't start. Its stumping me. Wires are good battery is good. Cap rotor plugs coil all good I just don't know.?!?!?!?!?
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Unread 09-03-2012, 08:42 PM   #4
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Did you even check/inspect the engine to trans bolts?
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Unread 09-03-2012, 08:52 PM   #5
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No I have not.
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Unread 09-03-2012, 08:54 PM   #6
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Okay. Just asking. Maybe some other guesses will serve you better.
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Unread 09-03-2012, 09:03 PM   #7
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I will check those tomorrow. I'm thinking it could possibly be the torque converter.
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Unread 09-04-2012, 12:29 AM   #8
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Have you checked the iac motor
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Unread 09-04-2012, 06:26 AM   #9
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I don't think its that. That's just my opinion n observation to how it's acting
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Unread 09-04-2012, 07:33 PM   #10
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I just bought a 94 zj for $500 because it has these same symptoms. The previous owner said it would drive, so long as you got on it to get moving as soon as you put it in gear, but when you slowed down, you had to put it in nuetral or it would stall. He parked it for about 2 years before I found it. He thought it had a bad torque converter. I was leaning more towards a map sensor or iac or something to that effect. I haven't checked anything on it yet. Haven't even picked it up. needs a battery and has 2 flat tires. It's got the 4.0 i6 and auto trans. I'm curious to see what happened to yours, and will let you know what I find on mine.
Will yours run in nuetral? IE: die when you put in gear, or die when you take out of park?
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Unread 09-04-2012, 07:50 PM   #11
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I haven't pin pointed the grimlin yet but I'm leaning towards a ecu junk yard parts. Yours sound more like tps or the map sensor
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Unread 09-05-2012, 05:28 PM   #12
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It was the I.A.C.
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Unread 09-05-2012, 05:29 PM   #13
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Just dirty or faulty?
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Unread 09-05-2012, 05:40 PM   #14
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Faulty
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Unread 09-05-2012, 08:26 PM   #15
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Still don't know on mine. The current owner has not delivered the title, so untill he does, the jeep sits in his back yard, and my cash sits in my wallet. Sure hope mines a simple fix like that.
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