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Anyone experiencing intermittent flooding on startup?

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Old 03-25-2009, 02:07 PM   #1
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Anyone experiencing intermittent flooding on startup?

On occassion, my 04 is having trouble starting (new battery installed). The engine (4.0L) cranks but the X won't start. After a few attempts, I push the gas pedal to the floor, holding it there, while attempting to start. It does sputter then starts.

Anyone eles experiencing this or suggestions on what may cause this smiliarity to a "flooded" on startup?
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Old 03-26-2009, 03:31 PM   #2
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On occassion, my 04 is having trouble starting (new battery installed). The engine (4.0L) cranks but the X won't start. After a few attempts, I push the gas pedal to the floor, holding it there, while attempting to start. It does sputter then starts.

Anyone eles experiencing this or suggestions on what may cause this smiliarity to a "flooded" on startup?
Have had same problem with 03 XLT 4.0. Have no idea why this happens.
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Old 03-29-2009, 07:09 PM   #3
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how are you dealing with it? just pushing the pedal to the floor until it starts... it's random, so its not like its a continual problem....
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Old 03-30-2009, 05:17 AM   #4
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My 05 does the same thing.
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Old 03-30-2009, 06:12 AM   #5
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Have you checked the fuel pressure?




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Old 03-30-2009, 10:16 AM   #6
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already checked by dealership, apparently ok... they claim the battery had lost 1/2 it's CCA's, been doing ok so far (3 weeks), but did have this "flooding reoccurance" 1x. lLooks as though most are just mashing the pedal to the floor when it flairs ups... until the next time
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Old 04-03-2009, 12:13 PM   #7
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I have an 02 and over the past 2 years, on 3 occassions it has failed to start -it turns over and acts like it wants to start, but it doesn't. After it sits for 30 min or so it fires right up -

I have tried to hold the pedal down, but maybe not long enough.
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Old 04-05-2009, 10:09 AM   #8
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i have an 03 and i get this problem intermittently, but it only happens when it has stalled after putting it in reverse. anyone notice the stalling thing happen? i think it's fuel pump related because if i turn the key to acc. a couple times then start it after it's stalled it starts right up. very very intermittently though..no rhyme or reason. lol eh
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Old 04-06-2009, 04:04 PM   #9
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both sound like flooding issue. what has worked for me is to mash the pedal to the floor, let it crank several times until spits then it starts and does fine for a period of time... wacky
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