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Not start car does not tuned over I know there is enough gas, some say gas filer need to replace or some day relay.. please give me start point so I can fix the car. thank you all.

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  • bsjm1958 Oct 29, 2008

    thank you so much for your answers. first when I try to start the car it will crank but not tuned over to start the engin, some tell me fuel pump or filter and other say relay, I have 1999 Grand Chorekee and never has this kind of problem before, so I it maybe a starter, if starter go out, engin still crank? I need to fix this soon please, help. and thank you again for your answer

  • Robert Ryding
    Robert Ryding May 11, 2010

    Ok, for one, it can bne the relay, fuel filter or, in most cases i have found. It is the starter, Starters are more likely to go out. Fuel Filters have to take a lot of beating to be so clogged that they wont put enough fuel through the system to start the car. Relay's are just that, they relay a short burst of electricity to the car to help the starter. Depending on the year of the car, will depend on if the starter and relay are seperate or combined. I need more clarification please.



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Well if the Start did go out, then power is not going through the system to turn the engine over. The start is a series of, for lack of a better term, Cogs, like in a grandfather clock. If one of them doesnt get turned because of lack of power, then it wont work. Also, if it is a Manual Shift Jeep, you can still perform a rolling start, which means getting it rolling, then you quickly pop the clutch and turn the key at the same time.
That should get you to the Auto Shop, in case you dont have the tools or knowledge to replace the starter yourself. Usually when a car wont turn over, the simpliest solution is the starter. It can very well be the Fuel Pump or FIlter, but its very much more rare. Starters just wear out, because their teeth get worn down.
If its an Automatic Shift engine, then i would suggest, in case you dont want to take it to a shop, because it does cost a heavy penny to take it to a shop, i would suggest going down to an Auto Parts Store and picking up a Haynes Manual for your car. It will have All the details for repairing your car. I would suggest reading the sections on Fuel Pumps, Fuel Filters and Starters at least 4 or 5 times, really memorize the information, but still have the book on hand when you go to replace parts. I can not stress enough on the fact of having that book with you. It can save a lot of work and money having it. Also, if you ever decide to trade the car or sell it. Having the book is a nice bonus to mention for potential buyers.

Also Do not be afraid to ask questions, You can always contact me here or at, I will be glad to help in all ways that I can. I understand the need to get the car fixed.

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