HAVE A 96 GRAND CHEROKEE THAT WILL NOT START ...

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 1996 Jeep Cherokee
  • 153,000 miles

Have a 96 grand cherokee that will not start under own power have replaced battery and checked fuses sometimes when attempting the engine will try to kick over and others nothing trying to figure out if it what problem is

Monday, January 14th, 2013 AT 2:55 PM

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  • Tiny
  • caradiodoc
  • Expert
  • 25,274 posts

What do you mean by "kick over" and "nothing"? Does the starter motor crank the engine? If so, hold the gas pedal down 1/4". You introduced a new problem by disconnecting the battery. The Engine Computer will have to relearn "minimum throttle" before it will know when to be in control of idle speed. Until then it will start hard and stall at stop signs unless you hold the gas pedal down a little.

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Monday, January 14th, 2013 AT 10:23 PM

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