Q: Jeep died while driving on freeway

asked by on February 05, 2016

I was going about 65 MPH down the freeway and my jeep suddenly died. It tries to start, but will not stay running.

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Hi there. The engine dying could be caused from many different things. A proper diagnosis needs to be performed on the car where a technician can test the battery, fuel pressure, computer codes and many other things. I would recommend having a technician from YourMechanic come out, perform some tests, and inspect why your vehicle is stalling.

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