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Tempermental Cherokee?

Discussion in 'Jeeps' started by Rgory, Jan 14, 2006.

  1. Rgory

    Rgory Member
    Messages: 64


    For any of you die hard jeep-enthusiasts or those who are handier than I in the garage I have a post that may just stump you. Recently aquired a 88 Cherokee for a back-up vehicle and something just extra to have around. It runs fantastic, even with 210,000 miles on it. However if you drive it into town and then stop it to run into a store, upon returning it will not start. It will turn over, but the best that I can tell it doesnt get enough/any fuel to make it start.

    Now I have heard that some cars have a fuel pump relay which can overheat at time? Or maybe a worn out fuel pump? Bad lines or filter. If anyone has any insight or ideas how to diagnos the prolem cheaply I would certainly appreciate it.

  2. brunosplace

    brunosplace Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    it could also be a bad coil or ignition module, what made you suspect it is the fuel system? is it injected or carburated?
  3. festerw

    festerw Senior Member
    Messages: 986

    Next time try moving the gear shift into neutral and try to start it the Neutral Start Switch is a common problem on the Cherokee's

    Here's a site for more information
  4. Rgory

    Rgory Member
    Messages: 64

    Thanks guys,

    Yeah I looked around a bit and found some information concerning a coil pack, and possibly the crank position sensor.

    I will let you guys know what it ends up being.

    The safety neutral switch, i.e. moving the gear shift, would prevent the starter from turning over correct? because it will turn over just not start.

    Well thanks again

  5. festerw

    festerw Senior Member
    Messages: 986

    ha ha yea that's what I get for not reading all of your post. The CPS is another known culprit of no start conditions for them.
  6. gene gls

    gene gls PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 481

    My 88 S 10 Blazer had the same simpitions. Had to put a on new fuel pump.
  7. bryanj23

    bryanj23 Senior Member
    Messages: 135

  8. JeepPlow18

    JeepPlow18 Senior Member
    Messages: 658