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Old 05-13-2010, 08:57 PM   #1
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Engine/Running Problems

I've been having a problem with my 1997 Wrangler 4.0L....After I drive it for awhile, the engine all of a sudden sputters out and has no power and eventually just stalls sometimes, other times if you pull over and put in park it recovers after a few minutes. Other times you have to shut it off and it lights right back up no problems after only being off a second or two.....I'm thinking something electrical. Any ideas?? Any and all help is welcome
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Old 05-15-2010, 12:37 AM   #2
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It's possible your battery is on it's last leg. If the battery is almost dead the engine will run rough/stall like you describe. The alternator isn't enough to keep it running smoothly. I would have the battery checked. Good luck.

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Old 05-15-2010, 04:42 AM   #3
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Along with the battery, it sounds very similar to a fuel pump issue. I have not seen this on a Wrangler yet, but on some of the other cars I have worked on in the past. As the fuel pump wears it over heats after running a while and cannot pump as much gas. Once you turn the car off, and let it recover, it runs fine again.
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