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Unread 01-18-2012, 01:46 PM   #1
nateburak
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1990 jeep cherokee xj wont start

I go to start the engine and it acts like it wants to start but it just won't turn over, even when I press on the gas it won't start, I can smell gas under the hood and I have very low fuel pressure, I've changed the battery and did a basic tune up and replaced the thermostat, but I can not figure why it won't start, it was running a week ago. Please help me out, I need this jeep because its what gets me to and from work

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Unread 01-18-2012, 01:53 PM   #2
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I'll go ahead & move this to the appropriate section of the forum.
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Unread 01-18-2012, 01:54 PM   #3
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Not advanced tech. We are trying our best to keep this section solely that.

PM a mod and ask them to move your thread to Cherokee Tech and you will get tons more answers

Edit, dang beat me lol
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Unread 01-18-2012, 03:15 PM   #4
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If you have low fuel pressure, I would think it could be the fuel pump or filter...Not sure what the pressure should be, you might want to search to be sure. Are you getting spark?
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Unread 01-19-2012, 07:48 PM   #5
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Yes I'm getting spark. I just replaced my battery, spark plugs, plug wires, rottery cap
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Unread 01-19-2012, 08:24 PM   #6
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Did it start doing this after the tune up ? Either way try unplugging the Crank senor and plugging it back in. My jeep did that for awhile until i replaced it.
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Unread 01-20-2012, 07:25 AM   #7
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I have an old 85 Cherokee, and if not started every day, I have to remove the air filter assembly and tap the fuel filter and top of carburetor where the fuel line comes in. Once that is done, I drop a little gas right into the carb and it typically starts up. Once it is running, it is fine. I tried to find a new fuel filter but no one seems to have one in this town! I managed to find a dodge fuel filter that looks similar, so I will install that today and see if it helps my problem.
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