I thought I had a flooded engine and I think I was wrong

Asked by Jun 21, 2016 at 03:52 PM about the 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

So my car has been smelling of gas and been struggling to start up, I decided
to look for possible causes and flooded engine kept coming up, so I decided
to try what they all said, which was to press the gas and turn the ignition, after
doing so the car did nothing, the electronics are fine but it doesnt seem to
start, should i just wait it out or begin to panic.

1 Answer

104,085

So I gather that the engine does not turn over, if that is the case you will have too remove all the spark plugs and disable the ignition and then see if the engine will crank over, it maybe hydro-statically locked up, if it does spin over then see if it is fuel or coolant that comes out, that will make the decision on if you check the fuel supply system or the engines head gaskets.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Jeep Grand Cherokee Experts

  • #1
    inuevafreak
    Reputation
    2,150
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,930
  • #3
    thejeepdoctor
    Reputation
    1,900
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Durango
298 Great Deals out of 23,956 listings starting at $1,999
Used Ford Explorer
1,089 Great Deals out of 70,940 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota 4Runner
318 Great Deals out of 25,379 listings starting at $1,750
Used Jeep Wrangler
429 Great Deals out of 18,884 listings starting at $2,900
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
796 Great Deals out of 42,148 listings starting at $1,980
Used Ford F-150
2,851 Great Deals out of 212,987 listings starting at $1,295
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,468 Great Deals out of 174,121 listings starting at $699
Used BMW X5
356 Great Deals out of 15,128 listings starting at $2,995
Used Toyota Highlander
567 Great Deals out of 33,880 listings starting at $2,450

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo For Sale
1,806 listings starting at $24,500
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 659 listings starting at $21,400
2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo For Sale
173 listings starting at $19,399
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 198 listings starting at $14,730
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo For Sale
11 Great Deals out of 189 listings starting at $14,985

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.