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Won't Start

Discussion in 'Cherokee' started by DGK, Nov 15, 2016.

  1. Nov 15, 2016 at 11:41 AM
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    DGK

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    1995 GC 5.2L Orvis - sputtered at stop and idled up (in neutral) to keep it running. Put small amt of kerosene in tank which seemed to clean out injectors, etc. for a few days. Even ran around for a few hours just fine. Shut off and next attempt to start and it just sputtered until battery died. Charged battery but no go. Thought of replacing fuel pump (with new, clean tank.
    Before I do, has any one had this happen to them?
     
  2. Nov 16, 2016 at 8:11 AM
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    Have you changed the fuel filter after using the kerosene? On diesels I have heard that solvents break loose the thicker stuff which then gets caught up in the fuel filter clogging it, and one may have to change the filter a couple of times before all of the "stuff" has been filtered out.
     
  3. Nov 23, 2016 at 9:25 AM
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    No, didn't change filter AFTER the kerosene but it was doing same thing before I put kerosene in. Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated. THX
     
  4. Dec 12, 2016 at 9:38 AM
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    If I decide to change the fuel filter, should I also put in a new tank? It has the original (1995) tank now which must be pretty filthy. Thanks
     
  5. Dec 12, 2016 at 3:50 PM
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    Unless the jeep set up for extended period of time like a year or more with an empty tank. I would not change the tank. Is the pump in the tank? You might consider changing out the pump at the same time if it is.
     
  6. Mar 23, 2017 at 9:10 AM
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    It starts and runs nice and smooth now but after driving it 10 + mins. it'll stall at idle and not start again for 20 30 mins or so. And I did change the fuel filter, put half quart Marvel's in tank and filled up with high test gas.
    Even 2 different Jeep dealers can't figure this one out! Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
     
  7. Mar 23, 2017 at 9:44 AM
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    chris4x4

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    I think using a higher octane fuel isn't going to help, but possibly cause it to happen more frequently
     
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