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Engine stops immediatly after starting

I have a 98 cherokee sport. Every now and then it will start, run for a second and then stop. Usually when warm after being stopped for 10 mins or so. Turning the key to off then starting again will usually be fine. J.

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    Cooling fans come on intermittently with engine cold and key in off position. Turn key on and fans stop. Key off, fans run again till battery is dead.

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Sounds like faulty Crank position sensor. These tend to go out alot on Jeeps. Most of the time it will be running fine and then it will shut off like someone shut the key off. Hope this helps.

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