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Old 02-05-2013, 08:28 PM   #1
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Recently my 98 TJ has been taking a long time to start. Sometimes it doesn't even start the first time but fires right up the second! I've tried a bottle of SeaFoam and a bottle of Lucas injector cleaner but nothings helped. Any ideas?

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Sometimes it doesn't even start the first time but fires right up the second!
There is a reason for that. If the engine doesn't start within about three seconds, the PCM turns the fuel injectors off until the next cranking attempt.

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Any ideas?
Replacing your fuel pressure regulator will most likely resolve your problem.

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There is a reason for that. If the engine doesn't start within about three seconds, the PCM turns the fuel injectors off until the next cranking attempt.
Could it be that I need my injectors to be cleaned?
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Could it be that I need my injectors to be cleaned?
The deck is very heavily stacked in favor of the fuel pressure regulator. That's where I would focus my efforts.
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The deck is very heavily stacked in favor of the fuel pressure regulator. That's where I would focus my efforts.
Alright thanks! Is it something I can do in the garage or would it be best to get it done professionally?
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