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Engine cuts off question

Discussion in 'Cherokee' started by Cobrajetken, Sep 21, 2021.

  1. Sep 21, 2021 at 5:45 PM
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    Cobrajetken

    Cobrajetken [OP] Member

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    I have a 2004 Jeep Cherokee Larado with the 4.0 liter straight 6 cylinder. It has been in storage for over a year due to illness. The radiator developed a leak and all the coolant drained out. I need to move it a short distance so I tried to start it. It starts right up but cuts out after about 4 or 5 seconds. It doesn’t sputter it just cuts right out. Does anyone know if there is a sensor that will cut engine off if no coolant is detected? I don’t want to spend the money to replace the radiator if there is something else wrong with it. Thanks. Ken
     
  2. Sep 22, 2021 at 6:50 AM
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    Awrench

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    first thought is SECURITY system (SKIM/SKIS) - is there a key symbol showing on instrument panel?
    Second thought - check for codes.
     
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  3. Sep 22, 2021 at 5:27 PM
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    Groundfault

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    Pretty sure that you do have a low coolant sensor, but I've never heard of a faulty or unplugged coolant sensor shutting down the engine but it can affect idle.
    Check for the stuff that @Awrench mentioned first.
     
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