Diesel Jeep Forum banner

1 - 2 of 2 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I just purchased a 2014 Overland with 76K miles. Sometimes it starts immediately, other times it takes up to seven seconds of cranking to start. Sometimes the long cranking is after the vehicle has already been running, other times when it has sat overnight. Temperatures have been 60s to 80s.
Is this variability normal?
After putting my foot on the brake pedal, am I supposed to wait to hit the start button? Am I missing something else I am supposed to be doing to put the vehicle in start mode?
I realized the manual says it can crank for up to 30 seconds, but expect that would be in very cold conditions, and would not expect the unusual variability from one start to another.
thanks,
Ross
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
142 Posts
I have a 2014 with a little over 50K miles on it that I bought brand new. It has never taken more than 2 or 3 seconds to start, even when the engine is cold, and even when it is cold out. The glow plug delay is usually 2 seconds before it starts to turn over when the engine is cold, but once it turns over, it's never been more than 2 seconds of cranking time.

The one exception to that is when I replaced the fuel filters - the first start after priming the fuel system caused it to turn over longer.

Makes me wonder if something might be going on with either the fuel pump or the fuel filters may need to be changed if they haven't been.
 
1 - 2 of 2 Posts
Top