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95 Jeep Grand Cherokee won't start. Charged battery (which is good) now will start but only keep running if I hold gas down. I can hold gas down shift to drive and will drive fine. Next time I

Charged battery (which is good) now will start but only keep running if I hold gas down. I can hold gas down shift to drive and will drive fine. Next time I shut if off it starts and runs fine. Seems to not want to start when I don't drive it for a day or so. Seems like something is pulling battery down but it must have something to do with fuel?

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It is your air idle control valve witch is located on the back of the throttle body..

Posted on Dec 12, 2012

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SOURCE: 93 Jeep Grand Cherokee Won't start

Are you getting spark from coil wire when cranking? If so, check the cap & rotor. If not, the most common failure is the crank sensor. If you have a 4,0, you can find it on the drivers side of the bellhousing, in line with the flywheel, just where it's annoying to work on. There is a test you can make, but I don't have the specific test values or the correct terminals to check. (you can find that info in any half decent manual.
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Posted on Jan 08, 2009

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SOURCE: 1999 4.0L Jeep Grand Cherokee shuts down after 20-30 minutes.

I'd suggest the ignition control module, however I'd have a certified mechanic check it out just in case...

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

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SOURCE: 93 Jeep Grand Cherokee Won't start

The crankshaft position sensor was seriously problematic in those old jeeps. It's located towards the top of the bell housing slightly to the driver's side I think.

Posted on Apr 15, 2009

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THE THINGS YOU MENTIONED WON'T AFFECT CRANK SPEED. YOU'RE BATTERY IS PROBABLY ON THE WAY OUT THE DOOR. LOOK FOR CORROSION AND LEAKING BATTERYLIKE AROUND TERMINALS AND POSTS. BATTERY IS PROBABLY LOW ON CCA'S. NOW IF TALKING ABOUT WON'T START AND TAKES LONG CRANK TIMES IT CAN BE FUEL PUMP LOSING PRESSURE IN FUEL RAIL OR LACK OF FUEL PRESSURE CONSIDERING WHAT YOU MENTIONED. EVAP SOLENOID WILL USUALY SET A CHECK ENGINE LIGHT AND WONT AFFECT STARTING USUALLY UNLESS YOU HAVE A HUGE VACUUM LEAK

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SOURCE: 96 jeep grand cherokee starts but wont idle

CHECK FUEL REGULATOR ON FUEL INJECTOR RAIL,&ALSO FUEL PUMP, CHARLIE

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