Car Tech forum: 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Stalling Problems

by: KKarategirl01 October 10, 2008 5:38 PM PDT

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Stalling Problems

by KKarategirl01 - 10/10/08 5:38 PM

Like many other Jeep GC owners, I have recently been experiencing stalling problems. It all started about 3 months ago and happened only sporadically until the last few weeks. The vehicle will be sitting at idle or going at a very slow speed and will just stall. It cranks back up fine (most of the time-sometimes, it takes about 30 seconds of cranking it)This problem, I find, occurs more in the morning and worse the longer the vehicle has sat undriven (overnight or during a work shift) I have taken it to 2 different mechanics and the following has been done:
-replaced Idle Air Control (old one looked pretty corroded, so I was very hopeful)
-Changed plugs, wires, distributor cap
Neither of these things did ANY good and searching the internet, I found SEVERAL posts on here about the "magic answer" by backing out or replacing the screws with shorter ones on the ECM. At the risk of sounding like an idiot (because I don't know alot about cars,) I took the article to my mechanic and asked him, as a last ditch effort, to try this magical solution. He says he did and the problem persists! I was told to take to Jeep but that I shouldn't get my hopes up on actually getting an answer/fix. I was advised to get rid of it while I could, but I love my Jeep and don't exactly have the means to go out and buy another vehicle in this crappy economy. PLEASE help you have any information or further tips that could help me keep/fix my baby!

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