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Hard starting I just purchased a 99 jeep cherokee it runs and drives great plenty of power the problem is its hard to start it has to crank 8 or 9 times befor it finally starts weather the engine is hot or cold can you help narrow down the culprate. thanks, Brent.

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  • holladybrent Dec 09, 2008

    WOW! thanks for geting back so quick ok i just went out to start it for the first time since i got it and it started after 3 or 4 turns now that its cold than i cycled the key 5 or 6 times and tried agin same thing 3 to 4, the cold engine seems to have really made a difference does that info help rule anything in or out?

  • nra jim Dec 15, 2008

    1995 chrysler concorde with 3.5 motor. Hard to start in cold weather. Put in new plugs which are factory directed replacement (copper) and wires. Found leak in the in take manifold and replaced cracked o-rings on all of the injectors. Runs alot smoother with all of the above fixes but still is a hard starter. Found no codes and fuel pressure is 45-48 psi. auto mechanic friend suggests platnium plugs. Help.

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Try cycling the key on and off 5-6 times before cranking. let me know what happens

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  • darin brown Dec 09, 2008

    try replacing the fuel pump relay it is supposed to do what we did when cycling the key

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