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My 1997 jeep tj sport when i try to start it it will turn over once but not start then the second time it always starts just wondering why that could b thanx

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  • cdallen14 Apr 12, 2009

    I also have a '97 TJ and it is doing the same thing! I crank it over the first time and nothing but if I just turn the key off and right back on it starts right up. Did you ever find a solution for this?

  • Anonymous Apr 22, 2009

    mine is a 97 as well, almost the same Problem is ,when i turn my key the engine starts whining for a bit then catch's right before i let go! (1 time)

    sometime's twice...

    I think it's a comon thing or manifactor diffect !

    i heard it's quite cmmon with jeeps...

  • Jerry Koski
    Jerry Koski May 11, 2010

    some vehicles are computer operated .. when you start your computer you dont just start in typing and doing things you have to wait a second for it to get going right .. try turning on the key for just a couple of seconds before you actually start it. Just a thought try it .. Jerry holler if you have more.



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Sounds like the vehicle is not getting a good fuel prime on the first try,you may have your fuel pressure checked at the initial start up

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