Car Stall problems of the 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee

17 problems related to car stall have been reported for the 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car   Car Stall problem 1
Failure Date: 10/06/2013

Was driving at relatively low highway speed (50mph) up a small incline. Low rpm (1200rpm). With sharp highway curve coming up, vehicle stalled for no reason. Steering became unresponsive. Turned key off and on several times trying to turn steering to follow curve. Luckily Sunday night traffic was light or could have resulted in accident. Engine finally started up and steering pressure was restored. Kept rpm over 2500rpm for a couple of minutes and car bucked a number of times in the first 5 or so minutes. Ran smoothly afterwards with engine rpm kept higher (2500+). Had to get off the highway and follow side streets to get home. This problem has been occurring for 3000-4000 miles and I've had nearly everything replaced, coil, spark plugs, plug wires, distributor rotor, distributor cap, starting on sensors now.

car   Car Stall problem 2
Failure Date: 10/01/2012

The contact owns a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee laredo. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle suddenly stalled. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where the camshaft sensor was replaced but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 101,000.

car   Car Stall problem 3
Failure Date: 12/09/2011

While driving on highway Jeep lost power then stalled and would not start up right away, after 10 minutes it restarted and was ok. Once again today it did the same thing and after taking it to a repair shop they said that the engine computer must be replaced.

car   Car Stall problem 4
Failure Date: 11/16/2011

Stalls idling and while going down the road. With faulty gas tank news causing fires that kill after rear collisions, driving not knowing if it will stall or not is pretty unnerving. Please for the safety of all drivers, recall these death traps.

car   Car Stall problem 5
Failure Date: 03/15/2011

The contact owns a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the vehicle would backfire and stall sporadically. The contact replaced the crank sensor and the ignition coil twice, with no luck in correcting the problem. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer for a diagnostic test and was told that there was a short in the wiring harness. The wiring harness was replaced but to no avail. The failure mileage was 147,000 and the current mileage was 151,000. I contacted the Chrysler Dodge manufacturer about my problem and they informed me that they did not manufacture the engine wiring hornest for, the 1997 Jeep g cherokee and that it is my problem. Updated 10/27/2011.

car   Car Stall problem 6
Failure Date: 08/01/2010

The contact owns a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee laredo. The contact was traveling 35 mph when he noticed that the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic where the contact was informed that the failure could not be duplicated. There were no prior warnings and the vehicle was not repaired. The current and failure mileage was 88,000.

car   Car Stall problem 7
Failure Date: 06/15/2010

The contact owns a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee laredo. The contact stated that while traveling 45 mph the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was unknown.

car   Car Stall problem 8
Failure Date: 01/19/2010

The contact owns a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee laredo. While traveling at 40 mph, the vehicle would intermittently stall without warning. The dealer replaced a computer chip yet the failure persisted. The failure mileage was 98,000 and the current mileage was 117,000.

car   Car Stall problem 9
Failure Date: 12/27/2009

The contact owns a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee. She stated that upon starting the vehicle, it stalled several times before it would start. While driving at speeds over 5 mph out of her driveway, the vehicle stalled. While driving at higher speeds ranging from 35 mph and higher, the vehicle stalled without warning. The dealer was contacted and the crankshaft sensor was replaced. The failure persisted. To date, no further repairs were made to the vehicle. The failure and current mileage were 180,000.

car   Car Stall problem 10
Failure Date: 02/10/2009

The contact owns a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving between 65-70 mph on normal road conditions, the vehicle hesitated and vibrated. Suddenly, the vehicle stalled without warning and the rpm's decreased excessively low. There were no warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. The engine restarted after 15 minutes and then resumed operation; however, the performance was poor. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnostic testing and they stated that the failure was related to the primary control module (pcm). The vehicle was repaired. The VIN was unknown. The failure and current mileages were 100,000.

car   Car Stall problem 11
Failure Date: 05/14/2008

Jeep runs for a bit sometimes then just stalls out no matter what speed you are traveling. Changed multiple parts to try and resolve the issue and no luck. I have noticed multiple people on the internet complaining of the same problem with no luck fixing the problem either.

car   Car Stall problem 12
Failure Date: 03/08/2008

The 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee stalls when you drive and sometimes will come back but usually will not. If you wiggle the plug on the computer it appears to fix the problem for a while but then it begins stalling again. The car stalls at all different times, even in the middle of an intersection! we have done considerable research on the internet and tried the "screw theory" and checked other possibilities. Checked the plug connectors and they were all fine. Everything tests out fine and we can't figure out what else we can do!.

car   Car Stall problem 13
Failure Date: 01/10/2008

The contact owns a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee laredo/tsi. Since the date of purchase the vehicle stalled without any prior warnings. The vehicle was taken to the dealer twice. The technicians could not locate any diagnostic error codes, or duplicate the failures. He was in the he process of taking the vehicle back tot he dealer and contacting the manufacturer. The failure mileage was not available. The current mileage was 209,000.

car   Car Stall problem 14
Failure Date: 03/14/2007

The contact owns a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the driver of the vehicle was attempting to stop when the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle could not be restarted. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for inspection where they advised the contact that the central computer needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified and stated that the vehicle was not included in any recalls. The failure mileage was 150,000.

car   Car Stall problem 15
Failure Date: 10/20/2002

The vehicle stalled on 3 separate occasions. Ts.

car   Car Stall problem 16
Failure Date: 05/13/1997

While driving vehicle intermittently stalled. Vehicle almost lost control. In addition, gas guage failed, showing wrong amount of fuel in the vehicle.

car   Car Stall problem 17

When vehicle is going uphill at about 65mph it stalls. The dealer has not been able to duplicate the problem.

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