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Ole4Cyli 02-05-2013 08:28 PM

Starting Problem
 
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?:confused:

tangofox007 02-05-2013 08:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Ole4Cyli (Post 3326469)
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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Originally Posted by Ole4Cyli (Post 3326469)
Any ideas?:confused:

Replacing your fuel pressure regulator will most likely resolve your problem.

Ole4Cyli 02-05-2013 08:33 PM

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Originally Posted by tangofox007 (Post 3326495)
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?

tangofox007 02-05-2013 08:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Ole4Cyli (Post 3326506)
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.

Ole4Cyli 02-05-2013 08:59 PM

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Originally Posted by tangofox007 (Post 3326603)
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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