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hdiehr
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Jan 22, 2019, 8:33 AM

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Car starting issues Sign In

2011
Dodge
Nitro - Heat
4.0L
About 83000
When I go to start the car (after its been sitting all night), it starts up, but then sputters out and dies. After doing it a few times, it'll start up just fine. I've also had no issues with it after its started (I can do errands and it starts just fine). I thought it could also be an issue with the keys (sentry key immobilizer [skim] system) so I used the spare key and that solved the problem for a few days, but then it started to repeat the issue. It's been rather cold here (low single digits with wind chill), so I'm not sure if it is a temperature issue or if it is an issue with the engine/keys. This issue didn't start until the weather starting getting colder out.
Any advice is greatly appreciated!


Hammer Time
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Jan 22, 2019, 9:37 AM

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I suggest someone monitor the fuel pressure during cold startup to see if it is coming up immediately and if it is holding when shut off.

I'm suspecting a fuel pump or fuel pump circuit issue.



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(This post was edited by Hammer Time on Jan 22, 2019, 9:38 AM)






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