Dodge Nitro Forum banner
1 - 9 of 9 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
57 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Before buying/replacing my fuel pump, I’m hoping someone can give me cheaper easier things to eliminate the problems I’m having...

The car starts up just fine but here lately, I’ve been having problems starting it if I stop by the store or something for a few minutes and don’t leave it sit long. Then it’ll continuously crank and not start. A few days ago I was driving and it randomly lost power and would sputter while accelerating. It did throw a code but I wasn’t able to get it checked and it ended up going away. It would also do this on the highway if I tried to accelerate fast to pass a car or go up hill. I have to really ease into it for it not to sputter. Kind of sounds like a failing fuel pump to me but I’m not entirely sure. Are there other things I could try first? Also if it is the fuel pump, do you have to drop the tank or is there access to it under the backseat or something?
 

·
Premium Member
07Lifted,4X4,6sp-man,3.7L
Joined
·
30,657 Posts
Hard to start when warm problem. We've seen numerous threads about this issue. We've given our advise and low and behold not 1 ONE thread starter has come back to us with how they got it fixed.
So at this point we are still guessing. Cam sensor, Crank sensor, Vapor lock, Low fuel pressure, Failing fuel pump, Leaking injectors, Heat soaked computer, are a few ideas we've passed on.
The tank has to be dropped to remove the pump. :(
 

·
Premium Member
07Lifted,4X4,6sp-man,3.7L
Joined
·
30,657 Posts
Best way to know is to test fuel pressure and leak down. Gummed up injectors could also cause poor acceleration.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
57 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Yeah, I'm going to put some injector cleaner in it later when I get home. I was also thinking it could be bad/old gas because it did sit for a while before that happened. I'm gonna try to start driving it more often but it's hard with the headlight issues.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
15 Posts
Had this issue twice: first time was diagnosed as a bad TIPM and fuel pump. Replaced both (TIPM from a salvage yard and fuel pump from a cheap eBay seller). got my baby back on the road. Second time was 3 months after the first, turned out the cheap fuel pump wouldn't keep suction after the vehicle was turned off and had to crank longer when warm starting to get the fuel to the engine. Having to replace the fuel pump again now.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4 Posts
Before buying/replacing my fuel pump, I’m hoping someone can give me cheaper easier things to eliminate the problems I’m having...

The car starts up just fine but here lately, I’ve been having problems starting it if I stop by the store or something for a few minutes and don’t leave it sit long. Then it’ll continuously crank and not start. A few days ago I was driving and it randomly lost power and would sputter while accelerating. It did throw a code but I wasn’t able to get it checked and it ended up going away. It would also do this on the highway if I tried to accelerate fast to pass a car or go up hill. I have to really ease into it for it not to sputter. Kind of sounds like a failing fuel pump to me but I’m not entirely sure. Are there other things I could try first? Also if it is the fuel pump, do you have to drop the tank or is there access to it under the backseat or something?
I had this problem no general mechanic could diagnose the fault was a fuel solenoid $3000 repair through Chrysler
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
21 Posts
Hard to start when warm problem. We've seen numerous threads about this issue. We've given our advise and low and behold not 1 ONE thread starter has come back to us with how they got it fixed.
So at this point we are still guessing. Cam sensor, Crank sensor, Vapor lock, Low fuel pressure, Failing fuel pump, Leaking injectors, Heat soaked computer, are a few ideas we've passed on.
The tank has to be dropped to remove the pump. :(
Well, I would like to say that my "hard to start when warm" issue was solved when I stopped holding the key on start up. Literally tried everything, new fuel pump, starter, camshaft position sensor, and pcv. Literally no improvement. Randomly decided to start the car only by turning the key briefly and letting the starter take over and it's never hung up on me since. So maybe that's the issue for some, but I don't know? Sorry to jack the thread, but just wanted to put it out there!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,633 Posts
the threads are there for you to jack anytime you like,
your input is just what the forum needs, fingers crossed it resolves the no start issue for some other members, because this as been going on for years,
 
1 - 9 of 9 Posts
Top