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1996 grand cherokee turns over but no spark

I drove the jeep three days ago and parked it and the following day my two year old son got a hold of my keys and pressed the panic button (I don't know how many times) and now I can't start it. It has no spark but turns over just fine. I don't see any bad fuses or burnt wires yet. I disconnected the positive lead off the battery to see if the electronics would reset them selves and that did not work. I am mechanically inclined and will be triumphant in this endeavor so long as I can get a little help. Thank you

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  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    never worked on one with that system...but when you find out, please post solution...This question gets asked a lot!!!! Nothing in the owners manual?

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I would think that your son's actions where a coinsidence. Check fuel pressure, 48 psi is normal, check for codes if you can, without fuel pressure you won't have spark. Could also be sensor issue causing no spark. OH, never disconnect the positive, always the negitive, this will ensure you never short anything out. With the negitive unhooked, the battery is effectively out of the loop.

Let me know what you find, I'll help however I can. remember, fuel pressure and codes, we'll go from there.
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