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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Question: cold starts, cranks but no start-if gas pedal depressed it fires right up.

 

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Richard Angelis, 5.7L V8 HEMI, Walnut Creek, CA, December 25, 2011, 16:06
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was an intermittent issue but now happens regularly when started cold. no fault codes have been found stored when checked previously

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, December 25, 2011, 17:02
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    If it starts with the gas pedal pressed all the way down the air fuel ratio is too rich. Perhaps a scan tool used from a cold start to see what the computer sees as the air and coolant temperature. See what the injector pulse duration is on a scan tool. Perhaps the fuel out of the injector does not atomize well due to deposits on back of the intake valves. It could be many things, unfortunately and without experiencing the problem first hand or being able to do some basic diagnostic tests its hard to say.

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    ccsmog from Contra Costa Smog and Repair, December 25, 2011, 17:37
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    WOT (wide open throttle) is used to clear flood mode. check for leaky injectors, high fuel presure etc.

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    Hal... (see my shops), December 25, 2011, 17:46
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    We've done several sets of injectors on these. Easy to check...

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