1997 Jeep Renegade turns over for a few seconds before starting

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#1

My Wrangler is a 1997 4.0 liter with only 45,000 miles. The car has always started immediately for the 21 years I’ve owned it. Now it seems to turnover for a few seconds before firing. Last time I changed the plugs was about 5 years ago. This only happens when the engine is cold. Before I take it to the shop I was trying to figure out the problem. Thanks.


#2

The next time you go to start the engine, turn the ignition key on so the dash lights come on for two seconds, and turn the ignition off.

Repeat this a half dozen times and try starting the engine.

If the engine starts right up, it points to a problem with the anti drain-back valve on the fuel pump assembly.

Tester


#3

Thanks for the suggestion. I’ll try it tomorrow after work and reply back.