Q: my jeep will start right up, idle for about a minute then pudder and shut off. But i can start it right back up.

asked by on

My jeep will start right up, idle for about a minute then pudder and shut off. But i can start it right back up and it will do the same thing.

My car has 185000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

The only way to isolate the problem is to monitor the fuel pressure and spark along with the crankshaft and other sensors when it dies. This will tell me if you are losing fuel, spark, or a sensor like the crankshaft sensor. When you say "putter," do you mean it will start to die slow and then die? or does it just die quickly like turning off the key. This engine can have many possible issues like a crank sensor or a cam sensor to the ignition engine module and only further tests can isolate the problem. Have the vehicle tested and diagnosed by a certified mechanic to inspect the stalling issue and determine what needs to be repaired.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. my jeep will start right up, idle for about a minute then pudder and shut off. But i can start it right back up.

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Jeep wont go past 45mph

Hi There, What you are describing sounds like you may have a clogged catalytic converter. The catalytic converter converts toxic exhaust gases into less harmful pollutants that are suitable to be expelled into the atmosphere. When the catalytic converter is...

Q: Vehicle is starting to overheat at idle.

There is a technical bulletin TSB 04-06-02-006A that covers the issue you are getting. It states that the cooling fan clutch will disengage at lower rpm's of the engine and will allow the engine to overheat. You should replace the...

Q: Car barely moves or takes a few minutes to get moving when first start?

A clogged fluid filter or failed oil pump can cause no movement in any gear. Other potential causes are a broken input shaft, broken drive chain or sprockets, broken output shaft, broken oil pump shaft, stripped torque converter splines, broken...

Related articles

Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.