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Old 05-14-2013, 04:50 PM   #1
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Stalling?

This just started happening last night, but twice last night and three time today my Jeep has completely stalled out for no reason, an every time it was after making a turn. It wasn't an immediate stall, but my RPMs dropped and it would start to chug until it died. Pushing on the accelerator did nothing, I'd have to turn the key off and start the Jeep over again, while still rolling, in traffic. Now, I'm thinking it just needs gas, because I've been 280 miles on this tank, and the light usually comes on at about 287ish, but I've never had this issue when this low on fuel before. Granted I have put a lot of highway miles on this tank, and I get less MPG on the highway, but I was just curious, if gassing it back up doesn't fix the problem, does anyone know of a mechanical issue that could cause this? I when it does this, there is a slight clinking sound thy can be heard and felt right beneath the driver seat. I was originally thinking fuel pump, but that doesn't explain the clinking or why it only happens after turning. And advice you can give would be appreciated.

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Old 05-14-2013, 04:54 PM   #2
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Not sure if it is the issue, but bang on your catalytic converter and see if it makes any noise/rattling. Cats can become clogged and cause a power loss like you are describing.

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Old 05-14-2013, 04:59 PM   #3
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Not sure if it is the issue, but bang on your catalytic converter and see if it makes any noise/rattling. Cats can become clogged and cause a power loss like you are describing.
Awesome. I'll run out and do this now. If it turns out that it is clogged, how do I go about unclogging it?
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:23 PM   #4
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I can say with any certainty that it isn't the catalytic converter (I don't know what they're supposed to sound like when you bang on them) but I didn't wary an rattling or anything that sounded like it was out of place at all.
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Can't say with any certainty. My bad for the typo.
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