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Old 03-30-2011, 10:06 PM
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First problem experienced today

I hope nobody has had this problem but today the WK2 Overland didn't start. My wife drove it on an errand and when she tried to head home, it would turn over but not start. As I was driving to pick her up, she got it started and drove it home without any issues. When I got home tonight, I gave it a try and it cranked but it reved to around 1400 RPM's and stayed there for quite awhile before coming down to normal RPM. It would act this way each time I started it.

I wonder if anyone else has come across this? We couldn't figure out why (or what she did) to get it to go ahead and start. Thanks.
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Old 03-30-2011, 10:55 PM
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Re: First problem experienced today

How many miles on the jeep? V6 or V8?
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You didn't run it through an automatic car wash, did you?
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Re: First problem experienced today

Why could a jeep not handle an automatic.car wash?
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Re: First problem experienced today

Did she push the gas pedal before or during the attempt to start it? She could have flooded it if she did. You're not supposed to touch the gas pedal when you start it.
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Re: First problem experienced today

Starting issues are almost always something dumb. Make sure your battery is charged and/or charging. Is it cold where you live? Are these cold starts only where it won't start? The engine revving high sounds like a temp/fuel correction rather than a problem per se assuming it's coming down after the car warms up.
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Re: First problem experienced today

When the engine cranked, how long did it attempt to start? Just wondering I never owned a push to start vehicle before this one.
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Did she push the gas pedal before or during the attempt to start it? She could have flooded it if she did. You're not supposed to touch the gas pedal when you start it.
In a drive by wire system does pushing the gas before starting the vehicle have any effect?
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Re: First problem experienced today

Thanks for all the responses. Just to answer a few of the questions....
1) It has under 5K miles 2) It's a Hemi...so it's a V8 3) No stinkin auto car wash 4) I don't believe you can flood a fuel injection?? 5) It's 70 degrees and the car was warm when the problem occurred 6) Good question on how long it attempted to start with the push button...I don't know.

Thanks for eveyone's help...it's probably going to the dealer this weekend to see what they say.
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I have an answer to #6 above now.....she pushed the button once and it continued to try and start until she pushed the button again. Thx
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Re: First problem experienced today

I had a similar problem. I own a 2011 Limited, V8/Hemi and at the time, had 3,000 miles (January). Vehicle would not start remotely or manually...would try to turn over but didn't. Called roadside assistance, but when he came in, it would start fine. Happened again, a week later. When roadside assistance came, we were able to start it with a jump. Happened a week later again, and I said I wouldn't accept anything less than it being towed and looked at by the dealership no matter what. The mechanics opened the battery compartment and said one of the wires came loose. They fixed and it's been running like a champ ever since.
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Great...I'll take a look tonight. Thanks for the input. It does seem strange to me that it could turn but not start with just a loose wire.
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