Q: I have a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited, and sometimes when I start it, it turns over, but not without 2-3 seconds of hesitation

asked by on

I have a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited, and sometimes when I start it, it turns over, but not without 2-3 seconds of hesitation. Tune up and transmission service were just completed at the dealership and the issue is still happening.

My car has 115000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi Nicole. Thanks for contacting us today. The question I would ask you is whether or not you were having the starting hesitation issue prior to having the vehicle serviced - or if it happened after. If it’s been an issue for a while, then it’s likely that there is an excessive build-up of carbon deposits either in the throttle body or the fuel injectors. Typically a tune-up will replace fuel and air filters, but rarely cleans fuel injectors or the throttle body. It might be best for you to have a mobile mechanic come to your location to inspect your vehicle so they can determine why you’re having this problem. This will permit them to recommend repairs that make sense and should resolve the problem.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. I have a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited, and sometimes when I start it, it turns over, but not without 2-3 seconds of hesitation

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: My truck bogs down when I accelerate going down the road

This may be a sign of a dirty or failing mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor is a unit in the intake system that monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected...

Q: Q: transmission

It sounds like you are having a problem with your transmission's shifting mechanisms. Have the shift linkage checked to see if the cable bushings are worn out. A mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, can give your car's transmission an inspection...

Q: Where is cylinder 5 located at?

The cylinder number 5 is on the passenger side nearest the fire wall. Passenger side of engine is numbered 1,3,5 and drivers side is 2,4,6.

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.