2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Struggles to Start, but dies after 3 sec

Asked by Jun 02, 2017 at 02:45 PM about the 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My '01 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo recently go rear-ended and now
struggles to start up. It starts every time, just not too cleanly, but 3-4 sec after
it does starts, the engine dies out. Does not give any diagnostic codes,
anybody have this problem?

1 Answer

890

It sounds like the accident, not your fault, is causing these drivability problems. If that's the case, maybe you and your mechanic can show cause that insurance should pay the repair, or at least half. All your fuel components are in the back and the gas tank on this model was in a recall because of it's vulnerable position in rear collisions. In addition to the tank, there's the pump, the filter which also contains the fuel pressure regulator, and all those fuel lines. Incidentally, the 1999-2004 were recalled to be given a free trailer hitch which was believed to provide protection to the tank. I hope this gives you some "ammunition" to win some fair treatment.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Jeep Grand Cherokee Experts

  • #1
    inuevafreak
    Reputation
    2,150
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,010
  • #3
    thejeepdoctor
    Reputation
    2,000
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Cherokee
93 Great Deals out of 8,215 listings starting at $9,950
Used Dodge Durango
145 Great Deals out of 1,039 listings starting at $3,995
Used Ford Explorer
35 Great Deals out of 1,547 listings starting at $5,888
Used Toyota 4Runner
11 Great Deals out of 540 listings starting at $2,995
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
5 Great Deals out of 773 listings starting at $4,200
Used Jeep Wrangler
111 Great Deals out of 2,025 listings starting at $1,990
Used Ford F-150
638 Great Deals out of 9,087 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
182 Great Deals out of 10,267 listings starting at $2,230
Used BMW X5
32 Great Deals out of 923 listings starting at $2,800
Used Chevrolet Camaro
930 listings starting at $12,798
Used Honda Accord
62 Great Deals out of 1,165 listings starting at $1,888

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD For Sale
146 listings starting at $36,888
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 71 listings starting at $27,555
2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 50 listings starting at $24,836
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 45 listings starting at $21,988
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD For Sale
33 listings starting at $18,988

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.