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Old 11-19-2018, 03:31 PM
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2013 Jeep JKU Stalls after cold start

I have a 2013 Jeep JK Unlimited Sahara (automatic) with 103,500 miles. I have read other discussions regarding the following symptoms, but have not seen a resolution.

Symptoms: During cold weather (35 deg) and sitting overnight, I start the Jeep first thing in the morning. I let it idle for 2 to 3 minutes, put into reverse or drive and it stalls. I restart and allow it to warm up to about the 3/8 marker on the gauge and it may stall again, unless I quickly touch the accelerator paddle to give a bit more gas. If I allow it to warm up to operating temperature (1/2 gauge), then it will not stall.

Recently cleaned the throttle. Found a little build up, but know it is completely cleaned. I have no codes and it only does this on first start up after being parked for several hours in cold weather. No issues during warm temperatures. This all started last December 2017 on its first trip to Colorado.

After it has been warmed up, it idles normal, runs smooth and no horsepower issues when accelerating. No slips or engaging gears, just dies when it is cold.

Any suggestions or remedies for those that encountered the same? Suggestions are appreciated.

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Old 11-21-2018, 02:36 PM   #2
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The issue is usually in the torque converter. I've got a similar issue but not quite stalling. The problem seems to be when the transmission/torque converter is cold.

People have had mixed success in getting it fixed from what I've seen. The dealer I took mine to claims its normal. I'm probably going to pay for a fluid flush and to replace the solenoid and see if it helps.

Here are a couple threads about it on the forum.

https://www.wranglerforum.com/f19/je...e-2208953.html

https://www.wranglerforum.com/f202/r...t-1895025.html

Good luck....

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start by replacing the crank shaft position sensor (cheapest option)

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I have a 2013 Jeep JK Unlimited Sahara (automatic) with 103,500 miles. I have read other discussions regarding the following symptoms, but have not seen a resolution.

Symptoms: During cold weather (35 deg) and sitting overnight, I start the Jeep first thing in the morning. I let it idle for 2 to 3 minutes, put into reverse or drive and it stalls. I restart and allow it to warm up to about the 3/8 marker on the gauge and it may stall again, unless I quickly touch the accelerator paddle to give a bit more gas. If I allow it to warm up to operating temperature (1/2 gauge), then it will not stall.

Recently cleaned the throttle. Found a little build up, but know it is completely cleaned. I have no codes and it only does this on first start up after being parked for several hours in cold weather. No issues during warm temperatures. This all started last December 2017 on its first trip to Colorado.

After it has been warmed up, it idles normal, runs smooth and no horsepower issues when accelerating. No slips or engaging gears, just dies when it is cold.

Any suggestions or remedies for those that encountered the same? Suggestions are appreciated.
I have had the same issue the last two years with my 2013 JK, did you ever find a solution to what the problem was in yours?
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I have had the same issue the last two years with my 2013 JK, did you ever find a solution to what the problem was in yours?
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I have a 2013 Jeep JK Unlimited Sahara (automatic) with 103,500 miles. I have read other discussions regarding the following symptoms, but have not seen a resolution.

Symptoms: During cold weather (35 deg) and sitting overnight, I start the Jeep first thing in the morning. I let it idle for 2 to 3 minutes, put into reverse or drive and it stalls. I restart and allow it to warm up to about the 3/8 marker on the gauge and it may stall again, unless I quickly touch the accelerator paddle to give a bit more gas. If I allow it to warm up to operating temperature (1/2 gauge), then it will not stall.

Recently cleaned the throttle. Found a little build up, but know it is completely cleaned. I have no codes and it only does this on first start up after being parked for several hours in cold weather. No issues during warm temperatures. This all started last December 2017 on its first trip to Colorado.

After it has been warmed up, it idles normal, runs smooth and no horsepower issues when accelerating. No slips or engaging gears, just dies when it is cold.

Any suggestions or remedies for those that encountered the same? Suggestions are appreciated.
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