Car not wanting to start

Asked by Sep 26, 2014 at 09:06 AM about the 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1999 Jeep Cherokee Laredo. On Monday after having sat at work all day, I
went to start my car to leave and it felt like my entire engine tilted when I turned the
key to start and it struggled for a second or two to start. It ended up starting and the
engine went back to normal position. I turned the car off and turned on again to see if it
would do it again or if I was just imgaining the whole thing. It didn't do it again so I just
forgot about it. Well now it is Friday, and it has done it every time I start the engine
after it has sat for enough time for the engine to cool it seems like. I just had the Crank
Position Sensor changed the beginning of last month. Any suggestions? There is
something leaking under my front bumper, I have checked all fluids and everything
seems fine....not sure if that has anything to do with it. PLEASE HELP ME!

14 Answers

35,385

From what you have described it sounds like a motor or transmission mount.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
Best Answer Mark helpful
8,045

check filters oil fuel air is it carbd or fi

BoholMark, that's what I thought it may be. But being ignorant in the car world, I wanted another opinion to make sure it wasn't anything else also. Are those typically expensive to repair?

8,045

is it fuel injeacted or carberated

i believe it is fuel injected, but i'm not completely positive. like i said, i am pretty clueless in this department.

35,385

Not to expense. I am guessing $50~$65 for the part. And a little more for the labor. It's not a hard job or technical. You can get someone from Craigslist and the part from any auto parts store. If you have a Advanced Auto Parts Store near you Google Advanced Auto Parts coupons and save a lot of money.

Perfect, thank you so much.

35,385

What color is the fluid your leaking?

It is clearish, but also oily too. So I know it isn't condensation. But it looks like it is coming from under the radiator area.

8,045

ir it oily your head gasket might be blown or your cylinder head might be warped

35,385

What may have happened was when the engine lifted it stretched and then broke something like a hose. It's important to get that fixed.

Ok, I know the head gasket is going to be extremely expensive for my price range. But what would the hose cost, if you have a ballpark figure.

35,385

$20 to $25 tops! On till you do keep an eye on the fluid. Only open the radiator when it is COLD.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

You have been extremely helpful, I greatly appreciate you taking time to answer my questions. God Bless

Your Answer

Grand Cherokee

Looking for a Used Grand Cherokee in your area?

CarGurus has 70,987 nationwide Grand Cherokee listings starting at $950.

ZIP:

Jeep Grand Cherokee Experts

  • #1
    inuevafreak
    Reputation
    2,120
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,900
  • #3
    thejeepdoctor
    Reputation
    1,830
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Cherokee
378 Great Deals out of 47,682 listings starting at $2,795
Used Jeep Wrangler
305 Great Deals out of 16,323 listings starting at $2,500
Used Ford Explorer
858 Great Deals out of 63,882 listings starting at $1,000
Used Dodge Durango
305 Great Deals out of 21,541 listings starting at $2,195
Used Toyota 4Runner
292 Great Deals out of 22,098 listings starting at $1,750
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
648 Great Deals out of 39,638 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford F-150
2,328 Great Deals out of 184,536 listings starting at $699
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,130 Great Deals out of 167,425 listings starting at $1,900
Used BMW X5
445 Great Deals out of 12,377 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Camaro
426 Great Deals out of 30,917 listings starting at $3,550
Used Ford Mustang
713 Great Deals out of 38,332 listings starting at $895

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo For Sale
1,113 listings starting at $26,690
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 1,238 listings starting at $21,999
2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 206 listings starting at $19,700
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo For Sale
167 listings starting at $18,999
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 177 listings starting at $14,400

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.