1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee • 172,000 miles
Jeep runs and idles great, just has problems when starting up. I turn the key and it cranks, just can't start up fully. Sometimes helps when I pump the gas a little, and I usually have to stop, then turn it over again. Seems like a fuel issue, an I right? Are there any possible quick fixes or things I could look into to make the startup smoother? Thanks.
June 18, 2013.
June 18, 2013.
CHECK YOUR FUEL PRESSURE WITH A "REAL GAUGE"
YOU MIGHT ALSO PLAY "CATCH UP" ON YOUR "SCHEDULED" AND "PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE"
THIS PART OF BEING AN OPERATOR IS EVER SO OVERLOOKED.........."TUNE UP", GOES MUCH FURTHER THAN REPLACING THE SPARK PLUGS!
I'M COPYING AND PASTING IN INFO FROM ANOTHER POST I ANSWERED
THIS INFO BELOW, MAY HELP YOU WITH ANY VEHICLE YOU ENCOUNTER
Your vehicle constantly needs attention....Preventative Maintenance and regular Servicing.
Any new addition to "Our Fleet" (mine, family) Gets the "Every Fluid in it changed immediately treatment"....no matter what was said by the previous owner...you just can't trust, most other folks "word".......their idea of maintenance may differ greatly from mine!
.....But you do know when it was last changed, doing it my way! You also get familiar with the vehicle at the same time
A Chilton or Hayne's Repair manual for your specific year and model, will tell you what needs to be checked and serviced, either in a "Mileage or a Time Schedule" ----This would be in the "Scheduled Maintenance" Section......THIS SECTION WILL SHOW YOU WHAT YOU NEED TO CATCH UP ON....OR DO, AS IT MAY NEVER HAVE BEEN DONE BY THE PREVIOUS OWNER!
They're about $30, at the auto parts store.......Worth it!.......This can be kept in a zip-lock bag in your vehicle for road side emergencies
If you are "Cyber Oriented" you can check on one in this link
The Cool thing is, the book will show you how to do most of this. ----"Tune up" and "Repair" sections.....Some things just "BREAK" or need Special attention....Between the Maintenance Schedules!
It even has a "Troubleshooting" Section
Step X step repairs, w/ cautions, w/ torque specs, good diagrams and pics
Some things are a "MUST", like CHANGING A TIMING BELT, ON SCHEDULE!!!
Many references I've seen say "60,000 miles" ---(Dependent on vehicle) Is timing belt time!
Failure to do this means, one day, your timing belt breaks, which may SHELL OUT YOUR VALVES, when the PISTONS hit them (IF THIS IS AN INTERFERENCE ENGINE).......A $50 belt, just turned into A $2500 or More repair!!!
I do not know a lot about your car, As I still drive the vehicles, that I have taken care of over the years....I got my start with these Type manuals.
You will see the wear and tear, and the number of references I have JUST FOR MY JEEPS!
"Mr. Jeep" is "35" Years Young, "Willy" Is "65" Years Young---Both are Daily Drivers, Mr. Jeep is my Primary.....Willy is my Baby!
Mine being an example....you take care of them religiously....THEY WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU......forever!
I'm not a professional mechanic either, I have picked up many things over the years...I trust "Copyrighted Print" more than "Word of Mouth" as far as "Trust-able Vehicle Info", I use to work on my stuff....I still use them to work on newer stuff (such as yours)
I drive y Jeeps daily---only shop they have been in in over 20 years is my garage....wheel alignments!
******You still need to catch up on the things you/ they have neglected******
Stuff you do not understand, or not understand in your repair manual, come back here to 2carpros and ask, then the book may make better sense!
END OF THE PASTING!
"CATCHING UP" MAY SOLVE YOUR PROBLEMS ---- IF YOUR FUEL PRESSURE IS NOT WITHIN SPECS ----YOU MAY NEED A NEW PUMP
DEPENDING ON YOUR LOCATION, I MAY CAN SHOW YOU HOW TO SAVE $$$ ON PARTS
GIVE US SOME INFO----INCLUDE YOUR ENGINE SIZE ALONG WITH IT
June 19, 2013.
June 19, 2013.
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