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2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 4dr

2002 Jeep Liberty
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2-Wheel Drive, 4 Door, Sport Utility Vehicles
16 mpg city / 20 mpg hwy
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October 13, 2011, 7:35 pm

James D
 

Question: possible starter issue?

My jeep kinda hesitates to crank and i wanted to know if that would be a possible starter issue. Also, when i push the pedal, its feels like im not giving it any gas. What could that be?


October 17, 2011, 5:00 pm

Elizabeth K
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Hard to crank over is usually electrical, but it can be the starter, cables or battery--and then you need to test the charging system to see if it's causing the battery to have a low charge. Here's an article with some more info:
http://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-engine-will-not-crank-over

For low power on acceleration, the first place to check is the air filter/fuel filter/tune-up. If you haven't stayed on top of those, start there (after the charging system test, which can also cause that). Here's an article on some more causes:
http://www.2carpros.com/articles/engine-has-low-power-output


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