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Turns over all gauge lights on but dosent want to start

Someone said to check fuses for the fuel pump?need to know what i should do first

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  • cbdesigns2 May 08, 2009

    I have the same problem My '07 cherokee will turn over but won't start. Had a mechanic check the problem said it was the ECM. Got one from a junkyard from the same year and model jeep. The jeep it came off of was running at the time it was just rusted out. Took the old one off and installed the newer one. still wont Start. Any ideas? Was running fine before, has gas in it. Fuel pump Maybe? CPS(cranshaft position snesor?) please help


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I would replace the Fuel Filter first and see where you are at.

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Chek fuses for fuel pump. If all is well then you need to make sure there is power to pump. If there is power to the pump, then you only have one other option and that is to replace the pump.

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I just have one suggestion, after what all your mechanic already did. I would want to know the fuel pressure reading WHEN IT WON'T START. So you would need a fuel pressure gauge handy, for that time it won't start. Hook up the gauge and turn the key on- if at 59 psi, when the engine won't start, then you know the fuel pump and the relay sensor is not the problem. And so probably not a fuel problem, although you haven't checked the injector circuit, but likely that wouldn't exhibit a problem as you have.
So if not a fuel problem, check for spark when it won't start. Maybe the problem is in the ignition system. Buy a spark tester from a parts store, use it when the **** engine won't start- simple and easy check of your ignition system.

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