I have done all of the suggested fixes....and I do mean all! None of which fixed the stalling problem. I found a guy with a computer to check the diagnostics on Sunday and found the source of my nightmare...crankshaft sensor! I cringed at the thought due to it being in a spot that I can't get my hand in nor do I have the tools to get in that little space. However, the guy with the computer agreed to install if I bought the part, (sensor-$60.00, his labor $60.00). I couldn't get that lucky again if I tried! This guy worked for jeep and said that any little piece of metal or anything else getting on the sensor would make it stall randomly and had seen it many times. His first run through of the diagnostics showed everything that I had replaced still bad, I told him what had been replaced, he cleared the computer, ran it again and all that was left was the crankshaft sensor! Although it was aggrivating in the process of elimination, all of the trivial parts that I replaced was most likely due anyway and hurt nothing. The entire cost of everything will be in the neighborhood of 200-250.00 and my time. Off to the mechanic I go this morning to have him replace that sensor, hope this fixes my problem!!! Eveyone cross your fingers.......PLEASE!
I bought a 96 jeep laredo 4x4 almost 1 year ago. I knew it was a salvage vehicle and had a 95 engine in it. Eveything seemed fine the first week! Since then I have replaced the temp. sensor, oxygen sensor, and back breaks until Monday of last week. The 95 engine has a little over 90,000 miles (6cyl. automatic). Last Monday, my father and I went to replace front breaks which led to the replacement of passenger side rotor and suspension bar that broke in the process. With that fixed I left my parents house and not 3 miles down the road at 60 mph it was like the transmission went out and I could give it gas but it wasn't going anywhere. After coasting for approx. 1/2 block, the whole thing died. I got it off the road and called my father. Befor he got to me I had it started and got it to a parking lot. From there it ran fine till Thursday, the suspension bar on the drivers side broke, we replaced it. It ran fine till Tuesday of this week and started cutting off again. I have read through most of the postings on "fixes" for these jeeps and all seem to have the same problem! Everyone seems to have a different "fix" for the problem (some with the same suggestions). Its getting fire, gas (i did replace the fuel pump relay and heard the pump run for the first time since purchase), Father was cleaning the distributor and crank sensor last night. So far, no prize! Do I need to find a cliff to drive it off of or is this a problem that CAN be FIXED? I love my jeep, especially since it sets so high off the ground, it's easy for me to get in and out of. I got a total hip replacement for my 35th birthday at the end of Feb. this year and my other car is a small chevy metro that i have to fall into and crawl out of which is killing my hip. PLEASE HELP!!!!!! I don't want to put as much into parts replacement on this vehicle as I put into my body since I am out of work.....thanks in advance for any information you may be able to provide!