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Old 03-15-2011, 03:43 AM   #1
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Still having starting problems. So far replaced alt , starter, ignition , fuel pump and still inconsistent starting. I'm a full
Time student so I haven't been able to do
Much looking myself but I would have figured my mechanic would have solved the problem by now. Every time he has it,
It starts fine it seems. Im no mechanic but It has to be bad connection somewhere. Anyone had this prob? I'm afraid it's a bad cable that I'll never find.

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What does it do when you try to start it; be a bit more descriptive! When your mechanic replaced the pump, did he replace the whole assembly including the regulator or was it just the pump? Did you put a pressure gauge on your fuel rail just to see what your fuel pressure is doing?

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Is it an auto? Could it be your neutral safety switch? Does it start in neutral, or when you plaiy with the stickshift?
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Old 03-15-2011, 12:51 PM   #4
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have the battery cables been eliminated as the problem?
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What does it do when you try to start it; be a bit more descriptive! When your mechanic replaced the pump, did he replace the whole assembly including the regulator or was it just the pump? Did you put a pressure gauge on your fuel rail just to see what your fuel pressure is doing?

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I'm not exactly sure but i do know he said it held pressure. Beginning prob was problems starting, then one day at school all power was lost ( no lights , no gauges) I took the battery cables off and moved them around and started right up. Then came an idle prob like a week later just one time it acted like it wanted to die but didn't. Haven't had any prob out of the loss of power anymore but the idle still seems alittle weak. Sometimes it starts right up and sometimes I have to turn key back and then it Fires right up. A friend mentioned drain back valve on fuel pump and another said a coil wire on distributor I think. But can't relate that to the loss of battery power .
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Is it an auto? Could it be your neutral safety switch? Does it start in neutral, or when you plaiy with the stickshift?
No it's a 5 speed
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have the battery cables been eliminated as the problem?
No not in my opinion , I think there's a faulty cable or maybe corrosion somewhere keeping it from firing everytime. But everyone I talk to doesn't seem to think that .
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It sounds like a very weak battery and/or the cables and posts need to be cleaned well, even if they look o.k.. First have the battery checked. A battery that is almost dead won't allow the jeep to run right. It will sputter and or die, exactly what you're describing. The alternator isn't enough to allow the jeep to run right if the battery is shot.
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It sounds like a very weak battery and/or the cables and posts need to be cleaned well, even if they look o.k.. First have the battery checked. A battery that is almost dead won't allow the jeep to run right. It will sputter and or die, exactly what you're describing. The alternator isn't enough to allow the jeep to run right if the battery is shot.
Yeah already had it checked a few times along with alternator , they both check out good.
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Battery cables are fairly cheap and something you COULD replace your self. Check the local auto parts stores and get a basic socket/wrench set. Just do one at a time.

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