why do I have to hit the gas for my car to start

5

Asked by Aug 08, 2013 at 11:16 PM about the 1993 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Sport 4WD SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

it usually starts right up, but sometimes it takes longer when cranking up and soon as I hit the gas it starts.

3 Answers

216,785

Might be a weak fuel pump or clogged fuel filter. Dirty injectors, dirty throttle body, etc.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
6,845

The idle air control motor may be sticking. Or the fuel pump may be bleeding back to tank. Have you tried to KEY the vehical a couple of times and then try to start it? Flip key on,off, wait a few seconds, turn key on again and then try to start.

5

no i havent tried that. it start always starts. its juts that sometimes when i crank it, it doesnt crank until i hit the gas after sitting over night. i was just trying to diagnose it before it something went bad

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Cherokee

Looking for a Used Cherokee in your area?

CarGurus has 52,599 nationwide Cherokee listings starting at $2,200.

ZIP:

Search Jeep Cherokee Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Jeep Cherokee Experts

#1 Daniel Guillen-Pizzorni
Daniel Guillen-Pizzorni
Reputation 1,170
#2 swtcat13
swtcat13
Reputation 1,150
#3 JimRoy
JimRoy
Reputation 960
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
999 Great Deals out of 65,972 listings starting at $1,500
Used Jeep Wrangler
490 Great Deals out of 17,960 listings starting at $2,950
Used Toyota 4Runner
341 Great Deals out of 20,328 listings starting at $1,250
Used Ford Explorer
1,206 Great Deals out of 71,146 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford F-150
3,210 Great Deals out of 205,087 listings starting at $1,779

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Jeep Cherokee For Sale
38,726 listings starting at $15,495
2016 Jeep Cherokee For Sale
90 Great Deals out of 6,938 listings starting at $14,475
2015 Jeep Cherokee For Sale
102 Great Deals out of 3,119 listings starting at $12,777
2014 Jeep Cherokee For Sale
137 Great Deals out of 3,157 listings starting at $10,900
2001 Jeep Cherokee For Sale
162 listings starting at $2,995