2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee i6 will start but as soon as I press the gas the rpms drop

Asked by Dec 31, 2016 at 05:07 PM about the 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

So my 2003 grand Cherokee i6 was going down the
highway I hit the gas to try and make the turning
light, when i did the trans over temp light came on
then the check engine light came on and the trans
over temp went away. Now getting it started is a
challenge and when I do it idle around 2000 rpm
then drops to the regular slowly. When I put it into
drive it moves but as soon as I press the gas the
rpms drop and if I don't let off the gas the engine
stalls or stops. Please help.

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Your best bet is to get the vehicle scanned for codes. This will tell you where to look. Just going by the symptoms you describe a good chance it would have something to do with the Throttle Positioning Sensor. (TPS)

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