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No spark/wont start

My 1998 jeep grand cherokke 5.2L V8 died when i pulled into my driveway and wont start in the past sometimes it would die when starting but after a few minutes of holdin down gas to keep runing it would start also sometimes when going into gear it would idle low and sputeras i took off i change coil cap rotor plugs sitll no spark ant solutions?

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  • Thuggin4Life Jan 20, 2009

    yeah well im not getting spark to even ignite the gas so i dont think thats the issue, i just replaced the crank positioning sensor and its still not running. so if any one has an idea or you been through this help me out here

  • Thuggin4Life Feb 02, 2009

    took it to a shop they put a sensor in my distibutor still no spark so they took it out. they said they were gettin a wierd response from the brain so they pt a new on in and that didnt fix it. They said its probably some elatic greminlin somewhere and to take it to a dealership because there equipment is more sophisticated. aany ideas please help cant afford to pay a lot if i can fix myself.

  • Thuggin4Life Feb 09, 2009

    yah so my bubby talk me into takin it into a different shop and i had to take the drive shaft of to use the tow dolly. the shop found a fuse that ties in to the brain and called me to come get it then they called and said the fuse popped again and they needed more time. then they called and said to come get it but they were gonna put my driveshaft back in witch we discussed them not doing.what happened is some one tryied to move it and my bungies broke (i know because the only found 1 and a half of the bungies i had holding up the shaft) but that found the problem. the plastic clip holdin up my wiring harness broke causeingthe wires to rub on the driveshaft exposing them and poping that fuse. i forgot what the called it but it ties into the brain so it wasnt one in the kick panel or the main engine compartment.

  • Rob Houg
    Rob Houg May 11, 2010

    98 cheroke with distributor cap?

    I am confused. could you please elaborate. on this


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Its your crank sensor i had the same problem

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I have a 98 and it has a distributor but it could be a fuel issue more than a spark if you have a fuel pressure gauge and check it.should be above 30 psi to me it sounds like a fuel pump thats bad

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  • nate666 Feb 07, 2009

    check the wiring in the engine compartment make sure there is no chaffed or open connections that could short out.true a dealership does have better equipment to find the problem but i work for a dealership and sometimes the equipment doesnt find the problem.if your still not gettin spark check all connections and make sure every thing is plugged in basically it sounds like a wiring problem.other than that you may have to take it to a dealership

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