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Old 02-22-2010, 08:01 AM
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Been having trouble starting my 2000 4.7 v8. Changed the spark plugs yesterday (fun job getting at the back ones!) The plugs were needing done as the old ones were quite worn, but still having the same problem starting. Turn the key, turns over fine but it's as if the fuel is struggling to ignite. I filmed it this morning and will post it tonight, so hopefully it will help to explain more.

Also if I turn it over once to the point where it tries to start but doesn't, stop then turn the key again, it starts fine. I'm thinking fuel pump, but praying it isn't

I did post this on another thread and someone did say it could be the fuel pump
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Re: Problem starting Jeep

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Been having trouble starting my 2000 4.7 v8. Changed the spark plugs yesterday (fun job getting at the back ones!) The plugs were needing done as the old ones were quite worn, but still having the same problem starting. Turn the key, turns over fine but it's as if the fuel is struggling to ignite. I filmed it this morning and will post it tonight, so hopefully it will help to explain more.

Also if I turn it over once to the point where it tries to start but doesn't, stop then turn the key again, it starts fine. I'm thinking fuel pump, but praying it isn't

I did post this on another thread and someone did say it could be the fuel pump
I had the same prob that ended to be a bad battery.
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Old 02-22-2010, 09:05 AM
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Re: Problem starting Jeep

i've got one of those batteries with the little green light thingy (sorry for sounding like a bit of a newbie, but I am lol). And I have no other electrical problems. Any ideas as to how I would check the battery?

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Re: Problem starting Jeep

Don't trust the little green eye, use to work at autoparts store and have seen many bad batteries that still show green.
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Don't trust the little green eye, use to work at autoparts store and have seen many bad batteries that still show green.
might have known. Thanks Rich.
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Re: Problem starting Jeep

Check the battery terminals to make sure they aren't corroded. If they are, take em off and clean them so they are making a good connection. It could be that simple, hopefully.
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You could get a free battery test at most places however, I'm not sure how honest they are...

My little indicator has gone black in mine - guess that's a bad thing! On a really cold day it sometimes turns over and you need to give it some gas to get it going so I know its my battery, in fact if I run the radio at volume 20 for a few hours when cleaning the Jeep I sometimes need to jump start mine.

Hope its just the battery though, as that'd be a cheap and easy fix for ya.
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Check the battery terminals to make sure they aren't corroded. If they are, take em off and clean them so they are making a good connection. It could be that simple, hopefully.
I did notice they were a bit grubby looking yesterday. Thought nothing of it though. I'll give it a bash. Thanks Ryan
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You could get a free battery test at most places however, I'm not sure how honest they are...

My little indicator has gone black in mine - guess that's a bad thing! On a really cold day it sometimes turns over and you need to give it some gas to get it going so I know its my battery, in fact if I run the radio at volume 20 for a few hours when cleaning the Jeep I sometimes need to jump start mine.

Hope its just the battery though, as that'd be a cheap and easy fix for ya.
Yeah I can just imagine Marty, 'oh no we've tested your battery and it's gubbed, you'll need to buy a new one from us!'

It's been fine in the cold, especially with what we had recently at -16C.
But talking of the radio. I've noticed that if I have the radio/CD on but not with the engine running, there is a noticable difference when I do start it and I'll have only had music on a few minutes.

I'll check the connections in the morning. Its too dark and way too cold for my bald head
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Re: Problem starting Jeep

OK. I've added a video link of me starting it this morning here;

http://www.flickr.com/photos/47692580@N07/4379322013/

Sorry the quality isn't upto much, filmed it on my phone and apologies for my directors commentary (watching it back I had a 'is that what I sound like?!' moment)

Granted it was -6C but this is what she usually sounds like.
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Yeah I can just imagine Marty, 'oh no we've tested your battery and it's gubbed, you'll need to buy a new one from us!'

It's been fine in the cold, especially with what we had recently at -16C.
But talking of the radio. I've noticed that if I have the radio/CD on but not with the engine running, there is a noticable difference when I do start it and I'll have only had music on a few minutes.

I'll check the connections in the morning. Its too dark and way too cold for my bald head
Yep, my thoughts exactly especially in these times...

Running the radio really shouldn't drain the battery that quickly - I know mines is wrecked but it certainly lasts longer than that.

Hahaha, come on man, get a hat on and get out there! Theres even a little light in the engine bay for ya!

After watching that video though mines is kinda different. It fires right up but will idle at 300rpm or just die in a few secs if I don't give it some gas. It must have only done it 3 times last year so I'm not worried about it.
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Lol ya got me there. Hat and light at the ready. This only happens now and again too, so I'm not too bothered just a bit embarrassing, cause it sounds like a clapped out Transit!
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