My 2000 jeep Cherokee Sport has trouble starting. I can tell that it's a fuel problem but I need to know exactly where the problem is. When I turn the key the engine comes close to starting but won't turn over. After a few tries, the engine will turn over but it dies immediately unless I press on the gas a little bit. After this happens I can keep the car running by continuing to give it some gas, but it still will not idle and the rpms decrease until it dies. If I get the jeep started by giving it gas while the engine turns over and keep it running by consistently applying the gas for a few minutes, the jeep will continue running fine until I turn the engine off. After it has been driven for a while, I can turn it off and start it again without this problem occurring. I attempted to look at the fuel pressure, fuel filter and all of that stuff but I'm pretty sure that it is all located inside the gas tank on this model of jeep (2000 Cherokee sport 4x4). It also shows signs of electrical problems that seem to be related to the first problem. Sometimes the lights dim and the stereo turns off and on either while I am attempting to start the jeep or right as it is dying. Also, about 1 out of every 5 times I try to start it, there is a clicking sound after I try to start the car and fail. The clicking noise begins after the engine stops trying to turn over.
have the same problem?
Friday, September 23rd, 2011 AT 10:52 PM