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#1030 of 5143 93 Grand Cherokee Wont start in cold mornings
Apr 05, 2005 (2:07 pm)
I have a 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0L, limited if it matters. I am having a problem in the morning it will not start. At any temp under 70 or so the motor will not fire. It turns over no problem, but wont start. If its hot out over 80 degrees, it starts up no problem. Why is this? When i was living up north i was told it was the fuel pump, and changed that and it did really change much after changing it. I moved to florida and it got better, but now its doing it again below 70-75 degrees it has a hard time starting. Is there a cold start injector of some sort or anything else it might be. Oh i also changed the crank sensor too. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
#1031 of 5143 Re: Huh? [tidester]
Apr 05, 2005 (2:55 pm)
I knew that post would elicit a response.
Here's my point: I have been a member since August 31, 2004 and have many posts. It was awfully nice of you to track down my very first post for me. It brings back fond memories!
You'll also notice that my first post wasn't a complaint about a vehicle and I also have a completely filled out profile.
I was not implying that all of the recent posts were "fake"; I was just opening the question that some of them may be.
And yes, I do believe that it is possible that some people may post fake complaints about a vehicle to prove their point on another forum.
Don't believe me? Take a look at the 4Runner vs GC thread.
I might add that I work for a company that converts Toyotas and have visited their engineering facility in Toyota City, Japan as well as their assembly plant in Princeton, IN and have a lot of respect for BOTH Toyota and DC engineers. I have nothing against either company and believe both the 4Runner and GC are very good vehicles.
As far as GCs go, I have 165,000 miles on my '98 and it's still going strong.
#1032 of 5143 Re: engine light? [hughes]
Apr 05, 2005 (6:08 pm)
I just bought my first JGC and the light was on when got it. The owner said he had it to two shops and they both said it needed a complete tune up and air filter and O2 sensors.
I found out that only one O2 sensor had been replaced, no wires, no cap, no rotor and only TWO PLUGS WERE NEW. Either this guy is a pure con artist or he is really too naive to see that the parts had not been touched.
We changed the cap, rotor and plugs the first night. Guess what, no engine light, but not that easy. The next day the engine died and the light returned!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This time I changed the fuel filter, but no success. Then I went straight for the fuel pump. The screen was clogged with years of crud and I able to clean and reassemble the module (1995 uses a single module for fuel pump, screen, pressure regulator and fuel guage.) After reinstalling the pump and the tank it started perfectly, but cut out after a few seconds--------as I said it's my first Jeep and I didn't know that the alarm system cuts off fuel until it is reset after the battery has been disconnected------------close the hood, lock all the doors and lock the last one with a key. Unfortunately I had already panicked and bought A NEW PUMP. Problem solved with the light!!
#1033 of 5143 Re: new transmission for a 96 JGC? [rivergirl]
Apr 05, 2005 (6:11 pm)
I am waiting for the local YARD to find one. Let me know if you find out about the cost. Thanks.
#1034 of 5143 Re: Jeep Grand Cherokee problems [brianandami]
Apr 05, 2005 (6:19 pm)
Read post from Peej1 dated 4-5-05. Probably the fuel pump!
#1035 of 5143 Re: Jeep Grand Cherokee problems [brianandami]
Apr 05, 2005 (6:25 pm)
Also, is it a 318 engine? I just had to replace the intake belly pan gasket which is quite an ordeal. Mine was using about a qt of oil every 100 miles and would diesel after restarting it when hot. The bad gasket allowed air and oil to be sucked out of the engine and into the air/fuel mixture. Problem corrected yesterday and so far it is not using any oil and no smoke or dieseling.
#1036 of 5143 Rear Light Failure shown on VIC
Apr 05, 2005 (6:28 pm)
Can anyone tell me how to correct this problem? So far the LOM and VIC have been replaced and the wiring seems to be okay. Did I miss something?
#1037 of 5143 Re: 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Electrical Charging Problem [markswalk1]
Apr 06, 2005 (6:23 am)
I too am having a silmilar problem with a 1991 Jeep Cherokee 4.0 L 4X4, After checking the alternator and finding it good I still can not get the system to charge. I also thought of bypassing the computer with a standard voltage regulator. I would appericate any help you also might be able to porvide if you get an answer to your problem. Email me if you can help at maxslobbers.com Thank you for taking the time to read this .. Max
#1038 of 5143 96 jgc forward movement problems
Apr 06, 2005 (6:34 am)
I seem to be having a problem with my 96 JGC. My jeep has almost 150,000 miles on it at this time and has been a wonderfully reliable car the entire time I have owned it. Generally, when the vehicle is cold, I will have issues where the transmission does not appear to engage from a stop until the engine is revved, and sometimes I have to gun the engine a couple times to make it grab. This also occurs when I come to a stop at a light or stop sign. It hasnt been a huge problem for me because once the vehicle is warmed up it seems to stop having the problem. I was assuming it might be something in the transmission filter, but the other day it started doing it even after the engine was warmed up.
Possible causes I can think of are the torque converter being worn out, transmission filter being clogged limiting fluid flow, or simply a worn out transmission. Does anyone have first hand knowledge of this issue, or have any relevant knowledge to this issue, that might be able to point me in the correct direction? Dealer wants almost $3000.00 dollars to repair it, and im looking for alternatives.
#1039 of 5143 Re: 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Electrical Charging Problem [maxspeed]
Apr 06, 2005 (7:49 am)
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