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Unread 08-25-2010, 11:20 AM   #1
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Having trouble starting my jeep?

I'm having some trouble starting my jeep. whats happining is when I first try to start it I have to keep it cranking for a while then it will start to sputter for a bit, then level off. once its running it is fine and will start back up fine as long as it with in a few minutes off shuting it down. I also noticed a strong smell of gas when I first start it, and if I turn the key on and off 4-5 times alowing the fuel pump to run each time it will start right up but I still get the fuel smell. I've looked around and cant see any leakage around the lines or throttle body and the smell seems to be from the front. any ideas?

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Unread 08-26-2010, 08:44 AM   #2
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Are you pumping the gas pedal when you are cranking the motor? That would cause the gas smell. Check your battery terminals. If they are loose or corroded then you need to replace them. That is what fixed my problem.
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Unread 08-26-2010, 09:17 AM   #3
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my does it to but i just got used to having to "try" starting 2 times before it start (mechanic says it's a "jeep thing") but i will also try replacing the battery terminals them selvs. (just put new battery in)
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Unread 08-26-2010, 09:22 AM   #4
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my does it to but i just got used to having to "try" starting 2 times before it start (mechanic says it's a "jeep thing") but i will also try replacing the battery terminals them selvs. (just put new battery in)
same thing happens to mine but i don't have gas smell that i notice, i replaced my fuel pump but didn't replace the fuel presure regulator which has an anti leak back mechinisim.

so i gotta do that but i can't find the part lol
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Unread 08-26-2010, 06:55 PM   #5
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Are you pumping the gas pedal when you are cranking the motor? That would cause the gas smell. Check your battery terminals. If they are loose or corroded then you need to replace them. That is what fixed my problem.
I'm not pumping the gas peddle at all. never even considered the posibility of corroded terminals though. it'll be nice if its something simple like that. I'll have to check them out tomorrow. thanks..
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Unread 09-07-2010, 12:05 PM   #6
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stuck injector or pressure regulator
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Unread 09-07-2010, 12:33 PM   #7
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Pressure regulator, just replace the one in my oldest son's Grand Cherokee. Fixed it right up.
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Unread 09-07-2010, 12:33 PM   #8
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I had a similiar problem about 6 month ago. I checked EVERYTHING and it ended up being the MAP sensor. Once I replaced that it started up without an issue. My problem got progressively worse as time went on. It got to the point that I had to crank a lot more than I should to get to to fire just once, then it would start to sputter and sputter, then once it got running it was fine. Just a thought.
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Unread 09-08-2010, 08:38 AM   #9
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Thanks for the tips.... I'll pick away at these and see if I can't narrow it down!
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Unread 09-08-2010, 08:44 AM   #10
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Are you pumping the gas pedal when you are cranking the motor? That would cause the gas smell. ...
How does pumping the pedal cause this on our computer controlled fuel injected engines? He doesn't have a carburetor with an accelerator pump.
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Unread 09-08-2010, 09:18 AM   #11
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stuck injector or pressure regulator
+1. I have same issues. Haven't had a chance to fix but have done a lot of research on it. If you smell the gas at startup I would think it might be leaking injector. From what I have read, if it starts right up and runs fine after a lot of cranking it is more likely the pressure regulator. If it sputters/smells than it is likely injector as the excess gas that leaked is being burned off. Some have suggested running jeep, turning off, waiting a while, than pulling plugs to see if any of them smell like gas. Good luck
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Unread 11-12-2013, 02:49 AM   #12
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Hey Try to change the fuel pump
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