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1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee will not start. When

1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee will not start. When your turn the key, engine tries but does not turn over / fire. Starter was replaces less than a year ago. Battery replaced 2 years ago and has a full tank of gas.

Tried jumping it off, unsuccessful.
It is my daughters jeep and for over a year has had difficulty starting the engine 1 out of 3 times when engine is cold. Last night was the first time in a week that she would have driven it, if it had started.

In the last 3 months, we have taken it to 2 different garages hoping someone would find the problem. Both said nothing was wrong with it.

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Check your fuel pump ,fuel lines,.One of the most overlooked starting causes is fuel delivery. Find the fuel rail to the injectors. Assuming you don't have a fuel pressure gauge, remove the dust cap on the fitting on the fuel rail and press the center pin in the valve to see if there's a good amount of pressure for a very brief second. There will be no continuous pressure unless the engine is running or is being cranked over. Have somebody crank it for you for a second to see if high pressure is present.

If not, first look at the fuel cutoff switch usually located in the inside stowage compartment of the vehicle. See if the reset button clicks when you press it. Next check the fuel pump fuse and relay, and finally the pump itself could be bad.

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