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Kennyb28 05-07-2013 04:10 PM

Starting problems!!
 
I turn the key on my 98 TJ sport once and it doesn't start... But when I turn it a second time it starts right up!! Anyone have any issues with this or know how I can quick fix this double start! Thank you.. Ken

cixpak88 05-07-2013 04:44 PM

Is it turning over or just clicking when you initially turn the key? If its clicking, it's probably a dead spot int the starter - although I would clean up your battery terminals and ends before condemning the starter to see if that helps.

Kennyb28 05-07-2013 04:58 PM

It's turning over.... Once I stop and turn the key again it starts right up!

JimsJeep 05-07-2013 05:15 PM

Try turning the key to ignition and count 5 before cranking. This will give your fuel pump a few seconds to pressurize the fuel rail. At minimum it will check the fuel delivery.

mikeronie 05-15-2013 10:08 PM

I had a problem with the jeep not starting a couple of days ago. Jeep is a 2012 JKU with 5900 miles. When I tried to start it the starter turned over with its normal speed but would not fire. I turned the switch off then tried it again. I cranked it for about 5 seconds--still would not start. 3 more attempts and on the 5th try it started. This was the first time with this problem. It usually starts very quickly. Jeep was driven <10 miles, sat for almost 3 hours.

Any ideas?

Mike

badlittlemunky 05-16-2013 09:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JimsJeep (Post 3730437)
Try turning the key to ignition and count 5 before cranking. This will give your fuel pump a few seconds to pressurize the fuel rail. At minimum it will check the fuel delivery.

I've been having the same problem for a little over a month, now. I haven't really had time to seriously look into it. I'll probably start this weekend. When it first started giving me problems, it would start on the second try. Now it might take 3-5 tries. I was thinking that it might be the fuel pump... I was thinking along the same line as JimsJeep at first. I would even turn the key on, wait five, turn off and repeat a few times before cranking it over. Sometimes that seemed to work, sometimes it didn't. In the last week or so, it definitely doesn't do anything. Gotta get my hands on a suitable gauge on the cheap...

ScottyD 05-16-2013 09:56 PM

Sounds like the fuel pressure regulator on the top of the gas tank. I have the same problem... It is on my "to-do" list.
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/repl...tor-79784.html

badlittlemunky 05-17-2013 12:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ScottyD (Post 3763901)
Sounds like the fuel pressure regulator on the top of the gas tank. I have the same problem... It is on my "to-do" list.
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/repl...tor-79784.html

Very nice. Thanks!

ChaddG 05-17-2013 07:25 PM

sounds like your fuel pump, check your fuel pressure with a gauge, 45-54 psi is normal, above is the regulator, below is the pump.
My pump is going out and I have the same problem. running at 35 psi

2000Tjtiff 05-19-2013 06:51 AM

I have the same problem on my 2000 tj. Mechanic told me it was a jeep thing.

Cameldog 06-17-2013 08:06 PM

I have the same problem on m 97. Never had the problem until my fuel pump went out and I replaced it. No other problems. Guess I'll need to check the fuel regulator check valve.


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