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post #1 of 11 Old 06-19-2013, 09:51 AM Thread Starter
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delay by a couple of seconds

This morning getting ready to go to work I started my jeep and it cranked but cranked a couple if seconds longer to get the car started... Could this be the starter going out?

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post #2 of 11 Old 06-19-2013, 09:52 AM
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Good chance of it. Just be glad it's an easy 20 minute fix to swap a new one.
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post #3 of 11 Old 06-19-2013, 10:07 AM
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Check the battery too. Also low pressure in the fuel line can cause long starts.
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post #4 of 11 Old 06-19-2013, 10:08 AM
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If the cranking sounded normal, it probably isn't the starter. Try cracking the throttle while cranking, see if that makes a difference. Might be Idle Air Control valve (IAC)

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post #5 of 11 Old 06-19-2013, 10:41 AM
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I'd place my bets on low fuel pressure, if it still cranks as normal. Easy check for that is to cycle your ignition (switching it on and off) a few times before cranking from cold or first thing in the morning. if it fires right up that's likely to be the problem.

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post #6 of 11 Old 06-19-2013, 10:22 PM Thread Starter
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OK so I tried throttling while cranking and it started right away and revved ..... I'm going to try the switching the ignition on and off a few times tomorrow morning and see if that does anything.... This all great information and tips guys thank you
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post #7 of 11 Old 06-20-2013, 12:25 AM
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Might be a failing fuel pressure regulator.
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post #8 of 11 Old 06-20-2013, 06:34 AM Thread Starter
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OK tried switching the ignition on and off without crank like 4 times then when I cranked it didn't give me a delay...
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post #9 of 11 Old 06-20-2013, 07:42 AM
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bigbill888 is correct about the starter ... if it is cranking normally, but not turning over, then this is not your starter.

Everything at this point is indicating a fuel problem (clogged filter, failing pump, etc). Still, you should put a fuel pressure gauge on your rail and check the pressure (prior to starting, at idle, and while revving) and see behavior.
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post #10 of 11 Old 06-26-2013, 08:23 AM Thread Starter
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So this morning when I was about to move my jeep from the driveway there it was .... My battery was dead it has been delaying since I first posted... So I guess it was the battery
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post #11 of 11 Old 06-26-2013, 05:28 PM
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Mine started the same thing, presently running a test in bigbills advice. Kinda pointing to the IAC.

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