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Unread 08-03-2002, 09:40 PM   #1
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Hard To Start --- Hesitiation

Causes for both,

i don't care how stupid it sounds toss out every single idea it could possibly be, from the most obvious, to the strangest to the most difficult, thanks =)

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Unread 08-04-2002, 11:41 AM   #2
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dying battery, bad alternator, bad spark plug wire, bad spark plug, bad cap, dirty TB, O2 sensor, starter/starter solenoid, corroded battery terminals, bad ignition switch, fuel pump, fuel filter....
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Unread 08-04-2002, 12:22 PM   #3
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try letting the fuel pump pressure up by turning the key to the run position and waiting a few seconds before you turn to the start postition, this often helps with hard starting. For the hesitation, try a good fuel system cleaner like Castrol or Chevron Techron. And as per the previous reply, check/replace the common ignition parts (cap, rotor, wires, plugs, filters etc).
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Unread 08-04-2002, 02:12 PM   #4
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If there's corrosion on your battery terminals pour some slightly warm baking soda / water mix on your terminals. Make sure your battery caps are closed though, you don't want this stuff gettin into your battery. It'll take care of the corrosion and stain your driveway. =c)
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Unread 08-04-2002, 08:17 PM   #5
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its turning the engine just fine, its just cranks (((fast))) for about 5 full seconds, the battery is fine, its new and the terminals are still shiny with NO corrosion
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Unread 08-05-2002, 11:26 AM   #6
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lets face it guys, its a jeep thing, this same question was asked about 5 months ago, many people replied saying that the 88 xj to a off the lot 02 xj did it. I cleaned my fule system and turn the key part way before starting and it helps... also pump the gas as its cranking. other than that I'm not sure of what else you can do that will make a difference. tell me if you solve it, but dont kill yourself over it, It makes a jeep have a personality
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Unread 08-13-2002, 03:16 PM   #7
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Probably the neutral safety switch

I have the same problem and I have been gettign around it by wiggling the transmission gear shifter. Maybe put it in neutral and try starting it.

If this works, you can get away with it for a while until the neutral switch eventually stops working. I may be close to having to replace it.

good luck
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Unread 08-13-2002, 03:45 PM   #8
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Don't forget about that pesky crank position sensor. As that thing starts to go, it will be harder and harder to start until it's just plain impossible. Hmm...that doesn't really help the hesitation tho.....
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