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Unread 02-17-2008, 12:16 PM   #1
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How come the Jeep turns over soooo slooow?

I have an 89 and a 91. They are both 4 poppers. Why do they seem to turn over so slow? My friend has a 95 with a 4 popper, and it doesn't like to turn over either. Once all 3 of them start, they're fine. My 96 4.0 Cherokee turns over quickly, and fires up almost instantly. Any body elses 4 bangers start like this? Or is it something I need to get used to?

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Unread 02-17-2008, 12:29 PM   #2
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probably time for a new battery, or possibly starter. have both tested and see what comes up.
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Unread 02-17-2008, 12:32 PM   #3
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I put my new optima in the 89. Turns over the same. Could very well be the starter. I find it weird that all 3 turn over the same... slooooooooooooooowwwww
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Unread 02-17-2008, 12:35 PM   #4
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Add another 4ga wire from the battery to the starter. That sped my 4.0 starter up a lot! Also check your grounds, or add another ground from the engine block to the tub.
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Unread 02-17-2008, 12:36 PM   #5
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Add another 4ga wire from the battery to the starter. That sped my 4.0 starter up a lot! Also check your grounds, or add another ground from the engine block to the tub.
If you're careful you can also test this with a set of jumper cables.
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Unread 02-17-2008, 01:00 PM   #6
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if its turning over slow just hit the rock face a lil faster...she'll topple right over.
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Unread 02-17-2008, 01:58 PM   #7
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if its turning over slow just hit the rock face a lil faster...she'll topple right over.

She's all stock, so far. I'll be happy if she can climb the curb!!!

I have a ground from the block to the tub. I'm going to clean all the connections and see what happens.
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Unread 02-17-2008, 02:00 PM   #8
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If you're careful you can also test this with a set of jumper cables.
Do you mean put the positive cable right to the starter lug?
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Unread 02-17-2008, 02:28 PM   #9
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I have the same problem. Im going to check this out when it gets warmer
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Unread 02-17-2008, 04:10 PM   #10
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Do you mean put the positive cable right to the starter lug?
Yes. There is already a wire running straight from the battery to the starter terminal. Then there is a small 12V that is the turn-on lead that tells the starter to go. Basically you are just adding another way for the current to get there.
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Unread 02-17-2008, 05:51 PM   #11
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My first guess would be a starter, of course I am an novice and that is a typical novice theory but if the current it getting there it shouldn't matter how directly, voltage drop could be an issue with bad connections but i guess your direct method should cancel that theory out.
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Unread 02-17-2008, 06:03 PM   #12
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Mine did the same thing until I put my optima in there. That cleared mine right up.Turns over just as quick as my truck and its a 350. Check your starter. Like was said before you can check this with a set of jumper cables.
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