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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee 6 Cyl Engine Starting problem

After sitting over night or several hours, my 2000 JGC will never start the first time. You can let it crank for a couple of seconds, wait a few more seconds, then try cranking it again and then it will start. It may start if you let it keep cranking for a while, but I don't do that because I don't want to burn up the starter. If you have been driving it for a while and then turn it off. It will start back up. Can you help me with this.

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Pop in to auto electrician for a battery test they rarely charge you for this service to see if your battery is holding charge your average car battery has a life span of around two years next on the list is the alternator doing its job properly start with battery and take it from there

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SOURCE: 1996 Jeep Cherokee. Random occurence cranks but no start.

there is also a cam sensor and throttle position sensor, any codes, fuel npump can test ok but jeeps are noted to have the fuel tank sock come off in the tank and the fuel pumps can have intermittent starting problems. I hope thiis helps

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SOURCE: how to install crank sensor on 2001 jeep cherokee

Sit on top of transmission bell housing, you can get to it from under the hood, drivers side on top on transmission, held on with 10mm bolt. unplug harness to sensor, remove bolts, and replace.

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SOURCE: 95 jeep cherokee country 6 cyl auto. wont crank all the time

Sounds like a bad starter, why did you replace the crank position sensor? If the engine will not turn over at all and it sparks with trying to jump the solenoid with a screw driver it seem as though the starter is bad. First you solve the solenoid problem when you jumped the solenoid with a screw driver sending fire to the starter. Check the cable connections to the starter if they are good replace the starter this should fix your problem.

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Why it has trouble starting the first time every day, but works fine later, and runs good


If it only gives trouble after standing unused for several hours, I would suspect the gas lines, possibly. After sitting for several hours, if your gas lines are already gunked up, then it's difficult to get the fuel to the engine after sitting for several hours. Once you use it, and warm it up, then it's not as difficult getting fuel through gunked up lines. Just a possibility.

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You need to check the fuel pressure on the first crank and watch it as it is running.
Requires a special gauge.
If it were just a starting problem I would say it could be a pump relay, but not if it runs rough for 5 min.
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For more details check the repair manual: Section-08d-Ignition-System-Ewj8d (page 21 / Ignition Timing).

Good luck (remember rated this help).

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This will be challenging to find ... If headlights dim or flicker too ... check battery terminals first. But I think it will be a large harness with quite a few wires on it ... Check ... for loose bulkhead connectors at the firewall ... and between the Engine and the body/firewall .... at the ECU .... you may also check for loose harness connectors at the fuse box. check for loose or corroded fuses ... especially if a cover is missing.
If I remember correctly this truck has 3 fuse panels in it. Check the manual

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