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post #1 of 7 Old 09-29-2010, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Jeep Wont Start! Help?

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When I turn the key in the ignition, the engine with "choke" but just will not turn over. It will choke and choke as long as I hold the key turned back but wont start up. Also the engine malfunction light remains on. Any suggestions? I have the 7yr/100,000 mile extended warranty do you think it will be covered? Car has 45,000 miles. Thanks so much for any help.
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post #2 of 7 Old 09-30-2010, 10:32 AM
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This could be a few things. Could be electrical. Could be to do with ur fuel pump, sparkplugs, starter motor sounds like its working. Either way it sounds like u need to take it to a garage! Unless of course u can/want to check them urself. I wouldnt know except maybe sparkplugs . Get the local mechanic out to have a look is what I'd do. But there are knowledgable members on here who will surely know where to start.

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Snow....welcome to the forum.....tell us more on your ride and hopefully you'll be able to find what the problem is exactly. Ask your dealer........to see if the warranty applies....

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Ok took it to the dealer and it was the fuel pump. It was covered under the extended warranty. Apparently I was driving it on E too much and that damaged the fuel pump! Thanks all for your help!
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Ok took it to the dealer and it was the fuel pump. It was covered under the extended warranty. Apparently I was driving it on E too much and that damaged the fuel pump! Thanks all for your help!
Glad to hear you got it figured out, but yeah, running it on E for too long, you pick up a lot of trash in your tank that way.

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The fuel pump is inside the gas tank and the gas keeps it cool. Running empty too long causes the motor to overheat and fail.

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Mine went yesterday and after looking on here for answer i have noticed that it is a very regular major problem for the compass.


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