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1998 Jeep Cherokee with 4.0 litre starting problems

I have had this Jeep for a little over a year. It used to start on the very first crank. Lately it doesn't. Sometimes now it turns over on the first crank but will not start. On the second try, it usually pops right off. I am having no other driveability issues. It idles fine, accelerates fine

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If possiblecheck fuel pressure...most likely cause is pump is losing prime

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