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DELAYED STARTUP -- 2000 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO

When trying to start my Jeep, it takes about three to four seconds for it to actually turn. It hasn't ever failed to start, but it seems to take longer and longer every day. I took it to a shop and they ran a complete electrical diagnostic, which came back with no faults. I still had them do a complete tune-up to see if that would fix this problem -- which it didn't. When I asked them what it was, they said they couldn't find anything wrong with it from what their tests show. Something is wrong, but what??

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  • qfrog Nov 07, 2008

    I had the same problem last March and it turned out to be the battery.



    Each day, it took longer and longer to turn over. After a few days, it would not turn over at all. Lights and other functions still worked. My battery was the type that you can check the cells and it turned out that one cell was low. I filled it with distilled water, let it sit a bit, cranked her up and drove off to the battery store for a new battery. The problem was resolved.







  • showtime2 Apr 23, 2009

    has new plugs, ignition coil pack, injector flush, compression test, fuel pressure test. Problem stays constant - needs to crank for 5-10 seconds before it will start, Unless it is really cold - like below freezing - then it starts as fast as you can turn the key

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Our Jeep(s) seem to have problems with the battery clamps much more than I have ever had with other vehicles and often, if the battery was good, cleaning the darned clamps and posts would return it to reliable starting again.
Weak batteries and crummy clamps often only show up during starting because of the vast difference between the current needed to run anything else on a car (the total running current is normally under 20 amps) and the huge surge the starter needs which can approach 200 amps. This high current exposes a weak battery or poor terminal contact real quick. 

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if the engine turns over but just dont fire up it sounds as if the fuel pump is losing prime ....have the fuel pressure tested...you may need to leave it overnight so the shop can test it first thing...the pump may be going bad

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