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benronk654 06-19-2012 01:47 PM

Engine issue
I have a 2000 jeep grand cherokee v8 4.7L. When moving the engine sounds like its being overworked or theres a vaccum leak somewhere but i can't find anything wrong. When going the engine is running at high rpm's. Anyone have any suggestions on whats going on?

Me Fix 06-19-2012 03:22 PM

Re: Engine issue
When moving, when going, I assume you mean when you are driving down the road. At what speed or all speeds? Has the transmission shifted thru all the gears when you hear or feel the strain. Has the transmission shifted at all per your suggestion "the engine is running at high rpm's". Do you have a check engine soon light on? Any error codes stored? How many miles? Did you just get this Jeep and perhaps you have no idea how it has been maintained? Has it been maintained or in other words plugs, oil changes, etc. A slug of water with a gas tank fill might cause some problems! Did you by chance pump in some E85 fuel. A vacuum leak usually sets an error code. The leak if you have one can come from any of several different places within the Emissions Control System. I had a leaking hose in the back just over the back drive axel housing. The vaccuum canister is just in front of the back bumper in the Overland with the 4.7 HO engine. It might be hard to hear a vaccuum leak, but they can give you fits.

Pay attention and follow up with some more information. I'm sure someone here can help ya. This is a great group of Jeep owners willing to help each other all the time.

benronk654 06-19-2012 04:16 PM

Re: Engine issue
Soon as i start accelerating it starts. The check engine light isn't coming on and theres nothing coming up wrong on the code reader. As for maintence i have kept up with all fluid changes,plugs etc.

hoffmanestates 06-19-2012 08:18 PM

does it have a cold air intake or drop in air filter like kn. check clamps....u can also get Carb cleaner and spray it around fittings or gaskets. BE CAREFULL do it.on a cold engine and notice.if rpms go up abruptly

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