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My jeep won't start

I think it's because of the fuel filter but I hear that those are in the fuel tank and I can't fix it myself... Is that true? What else should I check besides the battery to find out what is wrong with my jeep?

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  • jacob0990 Nov 18, 2008

    I don't need help anymore... I took it to a mechanic and he fixed it. There was no way that I could have done it myself... Thanks.

  • reebolac Dec 16, 2008


  • reebolac Dec 16, 2008

    1997 wrangler will not start i have replaced the fuel pump twice then will start run for a mile then shuts down and will not start again. i have disconnected the crank shaft sensor and tested it doesnt show which is A and B i ohm`d each of em found 5.0 and 20.0 to be the readings any help out there thank you


  • bjp76 Jan 13, 2009

    My 97 6 cylinder Wrangler won't start. I turn the key and there's nothing - no clicks, no sound at all. The headlights will turn on as will the inside dome light but no gauge readings will appear. This just happened out of the blue. Checked battery - fine. Checked starter - fine. Checked fuses - fine. A couple wires going into the main fuse box under the hood have some corrossion but could this really be the problem?? Trying to check the ignition switch currently but can;t get the damn casing around the steering column removed as the black switch is bigger than the opening in the casing/paneling around the column.

  • poohgirl Jan 31, 2009

    My 2004 jeep wrangler washit onthe left rear side by the tire and now it won't start

  • Just Jeeps
    Just Jeeps May 11, 2010

    need more info does it crank? does it sound like it wants to start? is there gas in it? ect..

  • Loringh
    Loringh May 11, 2010

    When you say "my jeep won't start" that's pretty general. Please provide more detail.


    Does it crank when you turn the key? ie does it turn over but won't start

    Has anything unusual happened lately with the jeep that would affect starting?

    Did this just happen one day, and before, it always started?

    Better to have too much info than not enough.


  • Russell Bailey May 11, 2010

    what motor do you have and are you sure you have spark



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If the engine turns over then your battery is good. And yes the fuel pump is in the fuel tank. You will need to drain as much fuel as you can from the tank. Then remove the filler line to the tank and then drop the tank to the ground and remove the ring at the top of the tank to remove the fuel pump.This is a very common problem with the jeeps.

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