Question about 1988 Jeep Cherokee

1 Answer

Has a hard time starting. Seems like no gas

Has a hard time starting. Seems like no gas pressure. When it finally starts. it cuts out when gas pedal is depressed. won't maintain an idle. I can hear the fuel pump running and I actually took it out and hooked it up to 12v and it runs. Checked fuel filter - ok

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Jeep Master
  • 6,982 Answers

"Seems" is a bad word when doing testing...You need real pressure tests done with a gauge attached to the fuel rail. I hope you kept the pump submerged in fuel when you ran it off the battery...they will quickly fail if run without cooling and lubrication provided by fuel ...many failures can be traced to running tank low a lot or running out of fuel for that very reason (also dangerous...spark near fuel can start a fire!!! )

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a 1972 Lincoln Continental I'm having a problem starting actually it will start but it keeps cutting out can you tell me how to adjust the timing thank you


Timing doesn't sound like the problem. If your having a problem with it dying, and then having a hard time re-starting(Quit in traffic etc) Have to pump the gas pedal, and finally restarts, sounds like a fuel problem. Hope that helps.

Feb 18, 2016 | Lincoln Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Won;t start while clutch pressed but will push start


The clutch master cylinder must have gone out, the seals in it have failed. The clutch master cylinder (next to the brake master cylinder) gives you hydraulic pressure so the clutch pedal can operate the clutch.
You can buy a new clutch master, a rebuilt unit, or yours can be rebuilt with new seals. Save time and money and buy a rebuilt or remanufactured unit. Once installed, you bleed the system down at the clutch slave cylinder, mounted on the transaxle.

Jul 15, 2013 | 1989 Honda Prelude

3 Answers

MY truck is fuel injected what would make it so i have to hold down gas pedal to finally get it to start then die


Sounds like you have some injector problems or the fuel pressure regulator. If the check engine light is not on, I would look for something allowing extra fuel into the engine.

Jun 28, 2013 | 1992 Dodge Dakota

1 Answer

Engine cuts in and out


Hello, I would suggest looking at the fuel pressure on your fuel rail to check if the fuel pump is working properly. Sounds like a bad fuel pump. Also check your fuel pressure regulator.

Mar 26, 2013 | 2000 Kia Sportage

1 Answer

1998 Ford Escort Se 2000cc SOHC will difficultly start the first time then has to set 30 - 40 minutes before it will start again


Holding the gas pedal to the floor will cause the PCM to put the fuel injection system into clear flood mode , cutting the amout of fuel going into the engine . Pumping or pushing on the gas pedal while cranking the engine over does nothing but allow more air into the engine , it's not giving it more gas . The computer has a set program it follows at start up . It's not like a carburetor ! Fuel pressure regulator .

Apr 27, 2017 | 1998 Ford Escort

1 Answer

2000 DODGE CARAVAN SE HARD TO START JUST SPINS AND FINALLY STARTS IF YOU PUSH ON GAS PEDAL STARTS FASTER


bring this to a service repair center an have a fuel pressure gauge hooked up to it..it sounds like the check valve in the fuel system is allowing the gas to drain back into the fuel tank, when u press the gas pedal it commands the fuel pump to pump extra gas into the system filling the fuel rails back up with fuel allowing it to start faster....

Jul 15, 2011 | 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan

1 Answer

Hard to start pump gas pedal and will finally start


Start by changing your fuel filter. If this doesn't help have someone check your fuel pressure.

Jun 28, 2010 | 1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

1 Answer

When I don't start it for a day, it becomes really hard to start. It tries to start but it never turns over, I have to hit the gas pedal repeatedly. It may back fire a few times but it will eventually...


Try pumping the gas pedal 3 to 4 times before starting your car. If that does'nt work, check your automatic chock, it might not be opening up.

Dec 20, 2009 | 1993 Subaru Legacy

1 Answer

1993 buick riviera hard to start and won't stay running


Check your gas filter, chances are it's clogged and needs to be replaced.

Apr 18, 2009 | 1993 Buick Riviera

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

136 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Jeep Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

77499 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22306 Answers

Kevin Daniels

Level 3 Expert

1455 Answers

Are you a Jeep Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...