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Old 01-21-2012, 05:04 PM   #1
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Neutral switch

Posted about this several days ago and still haven't had much luck with the solvintsolving the problem.I will try to go into more detail. On two occasions recently (once with my wife and once with myself) the jeep has either stilled or we stalled it. Both times it was all warmed up had already driven it 9 or 10 miles. Come to a full stop and on starting to move the move the motor died, no big problem turn the key and restart. Big problemnothing happens except the dash lights go out. Aftre trying for the starter engages and everything is normal. Checked for codes display says done. That was several days ago and no problems at all Thinking there is a neutral switch or the switch on the clutch pedal. Will welcome any and all advice. Tom

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Old 01-21-2012, 05:41 PM   #2
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Old 01-21-2012, 06:20 PM   #3
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Thia is a 2003 6 cylinder 4 liter Wrangler Sport, 5 speed manual.
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A bad interlock switch on the clutch won't cause the engine to stall.

What are the engine rpms doing before it stalls? Normal or are they abnormally low just before it stalls?
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both times had just come to an idle stopped for a few seconds give it a little gas and let up on the clutch the only thing that would happen was the dash lights would go out when the key hit the start segment, no click nothing from the started at all let it sit for maybe 20 30 seconds and it started right uo and has been normal since then
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The first/easiest/cheapest thing to do is to remove both battery connections, wire brush them and the battery posts until they are clean and shiny. Then securely renstall them and tighten their nuts down. Test the tightness of the connector by trying, hard, with your hands to see if the connector can be rotated. If you can't move it, good. If you can still move the connector, it or the battery post is worn and you need to rework the connector so it will be tight again.

A bad battery connnection can cause strange and hard to diagnose problems with your symptoms fitting right in.

Don't make the mistake of just looking at the connectors and pronouncing them as ok.... they can look fine but not be.

If this isn't the solution, we can then try other likely problems. Do this first though.
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Old 01-22-2012, 04:44 PM   #7
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thanks a ton will try it first thing in the AM and get back to you. sounds as if it might be tha culpret as I have had trouble with loose cables before, then it wouldn't dp anything so was easy to find the problem
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So far has not happened again!
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So far has not happened again!
And you did what? Cleaned them or did nothing but the problem went away?
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:11 PM   #10
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Sorry we have been out of town with the truck and trailer. Cleaned them the next day but really haven't driven it because we were gone. Wife will use it this week and we hope the problem is solved.

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