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Trouble starting 1990 jeep cherokee

U have to turn it over then turn it right off at least 10 times before it catches and starts. Just replaced altenator and fuel pumo.

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  • dallise68 Jan 24, 2009

    It does engage the motor everytime it just doesnt catch and actually start till about the tenth time.

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IF THE VEHICLES STARTER TURNS, BUT DOES NOT ENGAGE THE STARTER BENDIX IS THE PROBLEM. YOU CAN REPLACE THE BENDIX OR YOU CAN JUST GET ANOTHER STARTER. IF IT IS GRINDING AWAY AND NOT ENGAGING CORRECTLY IT WILL DAMAGE THE RING GEAR ON YOUR FLYWHEEL EVENTUALLY. REPLACEMENT OF THE FLYWHEEL WILL BE COSTLY IF YOU DON'T DO YOUR OWN WORK. ALSO TO REPLACE THE FLYWHEEL IS A LITTLE LABOR INTENSIVE AND REQUIRES SOME TIME TO COMPLETE.

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