So after a long absence, the MJ has finally landed itself in my driveway. Picked up a 1988 MJ "SporTruck". Only $800, not too bad of shape. Worst is the paint fade hah. However, right off the bat I am having a minor, what seems like, fuel issue. The thing is, if I turn the key to ON, the fuel pump hums like normal, crank it, fires up only if I give it a bit of gas. Now, okay not a big deal right? If I don't get it started on that "first crank" so to speak, the truck will NOT start. I sit there with the starter going, crank after crank, no go. I take off the air box hose, put a screw driver in the throttle body butterfly valve, and it starts fairly quick. I replaced the fuel filter thinking that might be clogged, no such luck. The little guy also stalled out on me twice, once sitting at a stop light, and one time I killed it with the clutch accidentally, and boy did it take some serious cranking to get it started again. Could something be wrong with my fuel pump? Any ideas to start me off with?
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
AKA "The Black Stallion"
120k on the clock.
Black inside and out.
5.2 Litres of gas guzzling power.
** TOTALED! UGH! **