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Starts with a jump but dies when i take foot off gas!!! help

Discussion in 'Cherokee' started by sethc88, Sep 26, 2017.

  1. Sep 26, 2017 at 1:31 PM
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    sethc88

    sethc88 [OP] New Member

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    drove to gas station like normal. came out, and car was dead. had a buddy come jump it, but when it started it died immediately after taking foot off the gas.. please help. never seen this before. thanks in advance.
     
  2. Sep 26, 2017 at 6:02 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine Moderator

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    welcome! Can you give more information regarding what Jeep you have?
     
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  3. Sep 26, 2017 at 6:15 PM
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    JKBob 25

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    Welcome to the forum. What Chris4x4 said. Also, have you done any recent repairs or upgrades?
    You came to the right place.
     
  4. Sep 27, 2017 at 6:23 AM
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    OFFGRID

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    Will it turn over without jumping and not start, or does it do nothing when you turn the key. With the limited information If it is the second I would think it is possibly a weak alternator.
     
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  5. Dec 4, 2017 at 7:25 PM
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    Chillmo

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    Dead cell in battery? Battery connection? Clean terminals and look at the wire that's in the cable end. If its all shitty cut it back and put the end back on or get new.
     
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  6. Dec 9, 2017 at 4:19 AM
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    Chillmo

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    03 grand cherokee loredo, 4.0 straight 6 Family jeep. Just keeping her running slowly upgrading parts
    Check the cells with a hydrometer
     
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