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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-14-2011, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
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Anybody have this start issue?

So, let's say I'm pumping gas and I leave the key in the "on" position. When I go to start it, the engine turns for about 5 seconds then it starts. I don't think that's good. Also, do we have a "sealed" transmission, like my Mag, there is not a dipstick.
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So, let's say I'm pumping gas and I leave the key in the "on" position. When I go to start it, the engine turns for about 5 seconds then it starts. I don't think that's good. Also, do we have a "sealed" transmission, like my Mag, there is not a dipstick.
Could it just be the hot weather? Mine is acting different too, but only when it is hot, restarting it that is?

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Not sure, only had it 2 weeks.lol I'll keep an eye out.
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So, let's say I'm pumping gas and I leave the key in the "on" position. When I go to start it, the engine turns for about 5 seconds then it starts. I don't think that's good. Also, do we have a "sealed" transmission, like my Mag, there is not a dipstick.
I haven't had the start issue yet. Here is a link to your transmission question.

https://www.dodge-nitro.com/forums/f5...-dipstick-877/

Years ago, I had a 2003 Jeep Liberty Renegade with the same engine/transmission as my Nitro, but I can't remember if it had the dipstick. Memory loss - age getting the best of me. Maybe the new Liberty's have one.





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I haven't had the start issue yet. Here is a link to your transmission question.

https://www.dodge-nitro.com/forums/f5...-dipstick-877/

Years ago, I had a 2003 Jeep Liberty Renegade with the same engine/transmission as my Nitro, but I can't remember if it had the dipstick. Memory loss - age getting the best of me. Maybe the new Liberty's have one.
Thanks for the link. I still think it's the hot weather

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So, let's say I'm pumping gas and I leave the key in the "on" position. When I go to start it, the engine turns for about 5 seconds then it starts. I don't think that's good. Also, do we have a "sealed" transmission, like my Mag, there is not a dipstick.
Mine did this one time - about a month ago. I can describe it as a run away starter. Turned the key to "off", and it started normally and never did it again.






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So, let's say I'm pumping gas and I leave the key in the "on" position. When I go to start it, the engine turns for about 5 seconds then it starts. I don't think hid blue headlights good. Also, do we have a "sealed" transmission, like my Mag, there is not a dipstick.
I had the same problem and honestly, from my own experience, it is the heat. Have you seen any difference since the weather has been getting cooler or no?
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I had that problem too..
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its most likely just rebuilding the fuel pressure in the fuel rail that would have bled down while it was just sitting with the key on
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So, let's say I'm pumping gas and I leave the key in the "on" position. When I go to start it, the engine turns for about 5 seconds then it starts. I don't think that's good. Also, do we have a "sealed" transmission, like my Mag, there is not a dipstick.
Just found out where all the dipsticks are... Capitol Hill...lol

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