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1996 jeep cherokee not starting

My jeep will crank all day but not start checked for spark had none put in new coil ran for 2 days then died again. again no spark, now thinking that 1st coil was not bad but car has some other problem. also sometimes will start but then die. Please Help. Thanks

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    just put a new coil and distributer in it fired right up ran good for 20 min shut it off and no spark again?

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The most common cause is usually the crank sensor, but at this point I would not jump to conclusions without testing it as well as all electrical connections pertaining to the ignition system etc anyone can fix a problem by just changing everything but thats not the best way to go!

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