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Just bought a 2000 Jeep wrangler it starts fine and drives off....it dies randomly and won't start back after about 10 minutes fires right back up. ??? any ideas as to what is wrong with it.

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The following are the general instructions on the start of diagnosing any electronically controlled engine or transmission problem.

The engine and the automatic transmission (transmission control is only for automatics, engine is still computer controlled no matter the transmission type) in this vehicle are computer controlled and in most cases when a fault occurs a fault code is stored in the memory of the computer control module. There are exception to this, such as the Mass Airflow Meter and fuel pressure problems. What must be done is to have all the basic testing done such as a scan of the system for fault codes as well as a check with a live data scanner tool for engine functions that are not within range of normal, a trained technician is required to know what is correct and what isn't, then based on careful diagnostics done from a factory repair manual the correct part is replaced or the wiring repaired or the computer replaced (known as the PCM or ECM,ECU), which is very rarely the problem. Other basic checks must be done as well such as mechanical problems with the engine as well as engine state of tune and mileage on the engine. The transmission can have mechanical issues as well such as no gear engagement at all or a failed pump or other pressure related problems. Also engine mechanical problems can and do cause many drive-ability related problem such as rough idle and other symptoms.

Posted on Dec 20, 2012

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have you checked fuel pressure regulator.hopefully this helps

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SOURCE: 2000 Jeep Cherokee will just die while driving down the road

Sounds like your factory alarm is having issuses. Did you take out the battery prior to this happening? Try resetting it. check trouble codes dont start the car only turn to positions on,off,on,off,on,off,on and then count the blinking engine light a longer pause means you've moved on to the next number, domit twice if you were unsure of your count then compare to your chilltons, but I bet it's the alarm

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SOURCE: I have a 1993 jeep grand cherokee limited and this

Jeeps have a part called the crank sensor, when working properly it senses the electrical feild produced by flywheel. This crank sensor which is located on top of the tranny bell housing has been known to go bad. When this crank sensor goes bad the CPU does not get a crank reference and the computer will not fire the injectors. This crank sensor will fail under high temps and if it is old will fail also when cold.
You have to find out if the injectors are getting a pulse when the car does'nt start.

Posted on Mar 06, 2009

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SOURCE: 2002 Jeep Wrangler 4.0 When Driving the Engine Dies

Put the key in the ignition and turn it on and off (3) times without starting the jeep, leaving it in the on position count the (1) flashing indicator Light, Eg: (5) flashes, Then there will be a pause, then it may flash (3) times, this is a code #53. Keep your Eye on them and write them down. If you should miss (1) Repeat as many times as needed, Info: A #55 means there are no codes!!

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SOURCE: 2000 jeep wrangler - starts and then will die

this sounds like a fuel problem.try changing the fuel filter and check the fuel pressure to se if it falls within the manufactures specs.

Posted on Oct 21, 2009

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