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Electrical Problem I have a problem that my car will not start and auto electricans canot solve the problem, the engine turns over but i have lost power to my fuel guage the battery guage and the engin managment light does not come on with egnition.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    If you are talking about the check engine light does not come then the computer is either defective or the the fuse is blown or both.

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With the starting have u tried checking the fuel pump relay switch? it may be sticking. its located in the fuse box ( one of the black boxes). give it a fiddle and thump and it may sort the problem till you buy a new one.

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First ensure that the instrument panel is receiving proper power by checking all the connections and ratings and comparing them to whats in your service manual. Then goto your local auto parts store and borrow there OBD II code scanner and scan your Cherokees computer. If you receive no signals when you try to start the car then the computer is bad. If you receive a error code you will be well on your way to solving your problem. usually you can get the code scanner to borrow for free with a $25usd down payment which you receive back upon return of the unit. Now if you receive no codes the computer is not necessarily bad you just need to check to make sure the harness is properly secured and that there is no severed connections to the unit.

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