Jeep hesitates soon after starting
August 26, 2007 8:51 PM Subscribe
I just bought a '98 Jeep Cherokee. It runs great except commonly within 5 minutes of driving it hesitates during acceleration, sometimes accompanied by a popping sound under the hood. After it recovers it drives fine.
posted by chadparker to Travel & Transportation (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
It never dies, but it just doesn't accelerate however I press on the gas. The popping sound made me think of spark-plug related stuff, but it all looks pretty new and I reset all the wires.
I googled the best I could, and some forums mentioned TPS (throttle position sensor), or cleaning the throttle body.
It always starts right up, and runs fine until I accelerate from a stop.