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Andrew Klossner 05-17-2012 05:02 PM

Starter cranks but engine won't catch
 
In my 2011 Overland with hemi engine, today I punched the start button and listened to it crank but it never caught. Every other day for a year, it has started up immediately. It had an oil change at the dealer two weeks ago and they looked things over, finding e.g. a dirty air filter that we replaced.

I'll let it sit for a day and then I expect it will start up. Is there any point then in taking it in for service?

jp467 05-17-2012 05:30 PM

Re: Starter cranks but engine won't catch
 
If it won't start I would think you'd have to take it in for service. Why do you it will start after sitting for a day?

77Cherokee 05-17-2012 05:37 PM

Re: Starter cranks but engine won't catch
 
The "No start" condition should have generated a trouble code. Let the dealer check it. If it happens at an inopportune time, such as when you are a distance from home, you will wish you had taken it in.

Andrew Klossner 05-18-2012 01:19 PM

Re: Starter cranks but engine won't catch
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jp467 (Post 631203)
If it won't start I would think you'd have to take it in for service. Why do you it will start after sitting for a day?

Because it felt like an intermittent problem. And, sure enough, it started up today with no trouble.

Quote:

Originally Posted by 77Cherokee (Post 631209)
The "No start" condition should have generated a trouble code. Let the dealer check it. If it happens at an inopportune time, such as when you are a distance from home, you will wish you had taken it in.

Thanks. I'll have it looked at.


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