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My 1996 jeep grand cherokee has trouble starting

Sometimes when its cold or in the early morning it wont crank up its kinda like its out of gas but has gas in it . it will turn over but will not fire up if it does crank then if at a red light it will die and then takes 30 minutes or so sitting there before you can crank it again. also my air conditioner blows out the top of the dash by the windshield is there a hose that has come loose from under the vehicle

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Likely your fuel pump has failed or the filter is extremely dirty...Do a pressure test before replacing...pump is about $200. other problem could be from broken or disconnected vacuum line , bad control or bad vacuum servo motor for a blend door for the heater/.A/C.

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