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Will not start the first try but will start the second try but runs rough then smooths out and drives ok 1998 jeep grand cherokee 4.0

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Sounds like you either need a tune up,or the starter is going bad.It probably runs rough due to unburned gas from failed starts.

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I just bought a a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee, my question is does it always have to be on 4x4 at all times or where does it have to be on? I live in the city there for i dont think i have to have it on 4x4...


The grands come in two different 4x4 setups.One is part time and will have 2 hi 4 hi neutral and 4 low on the shift indicator.The other option is all wheel drive and it will have 4 hi neutral 4 low.If you have the first option run it in 2 hi unless you have snow then use 4 hi.If you have the second option the run it in 4 hi .Good luck!

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My 1997 Jeep grand cherokee is running real rough when I accelerate. Now while driving it it keeps stopping but will start right back up? help???


check the cables of the spark plugs, some times it occurs that the cables get loose from its plastic retainers and touch any metal in the engine, causing missfire of the related spark plug, hence rough running of the engine. Put all cables on the retainers making sure none touches the bare metal of the engine. That should help.

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If your in 4 low be sure to shift into nuetral first. Otherwise try backing up while shifting to 2 wheel drive

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Review this reference documents: ZJ-Secc-8P-Power-Door-Locks (Page 4)

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee has a rough idle at first


You do have a filter and it's mounted right on top of the pump on outside of tank...it is also the pressure regulator. You really should put a pressure gauge on the fuel system and check it out though. you may find there is a problem elsewhere. Good and proper testing is the only way to get answers about problems especially now that systems are all electronically controlled.

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is your check engine light on? check your O2 sensors

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It sounds like a few different things or a combination of more than one.

  1. The EGR valve
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  3. The mass airflow sensor

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Runs rough, black smoke, computer bank 1 burning too lean


Sounds like bad injectors, bad O2 sensors, and or too much fuel psi. Check the fuel psi against what the service manual says. If the fuel psi is too high, your regulator is bad. If the fuel psi checks out ok, you likely have a bad O2 or bad fuel injector(s).

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1998 jeep grand cherokee, with 4.0 6 engine will run fine most of the time. then it will be hard to start, miss, and die. then when it will start will run rough, die, and then it run fine for a while. i...


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saw off the "fixed" hold-down on the distributor and use a chevrolet smallblock hold-down. Once re-installed turn distributor ccw about 1/4" or slightly more. If I'm correct, engine should run fine after that.

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