1997 Jeep Cherokee 273000 miles
I broke down about a month ago. I turned the car off and when I got back it, the engine would turn over but not start. I got towed by a mechanic we know and he said it was the fuel pump and replaced that. The day we got it back, the car was starting funny. It would make noise but take a long time to kick in. When it finally did kick it, it would drive fine. We finally got around to bringing it back to the same mechanic who said that it is a problem with our crank sensor. Now, my question is: why did this start the day we got it back from having the fuel pump replaced? Did the fuel pump really need to be replaced or was it the crank sensor all along (the fuel pump we had replaced the year before)? Would putting in a new fuel pump make the car start even if the crank sensor was faulty? The car will eventually start up-- if it's the crank sensor, wouldn't it not start at all?
have the same problem?
Tuesday, December 16th, 2008 AT 2:56 PM