98 Grand Cherokee Laredo Hesitation problems - JeepForum.com
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 1 Old 09-22-2017, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 1
98 Grand Cherokee Laredo Hesitation problems

Hi all,

I've been having hesitation problems on my 98 jeep gc Laredo since I bought it last year. It only had 77k on it and I put on another 10k..

The problem is that whenever I start it after it's sat for a half hour or longer it hesitates or fumbles or bucks (don't know exactly how to explain it but hesitation seems to Be best)....meaning that if I drive slow and don't give it a ton of gas it hesitates and I hear a sort of knocking sound and the car doesn't go anywhere. Once I give it a lot of gas (over 40mph) it straightens out until I let it sit again.

Also, when I let it idle, it is rough. Meaning that it starts to sputter and the rpms rev. If I'm sitting at a light before I "clear it" by going over 40 or so I will jerk forward and the rpms will go up.

I've taken it to a few mechanics and they haven't been able to fix it.

What's been done:
Full tune up- spark plugs & wires
I cleaned throttle body.
Discounted computer in back left of
Engine compartment and plugged back in (this caused check engine light to go out)

I don't know what to do at this point. Please help me out.

Other problems that may/may not Be a part of hesitation...
1. Engine light comes on sporadically when I have a half tank of gas or less.
2. Rough idle.
3. Popping noise from front left side whenever I slam on the brakes or make a tight turn.
4. Tires seem to skid when I make a tight turn.

Thanks in advance!

Vabbate9 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

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