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1997 jeep cherokee v-8 wont start

I have spark at number one plug also have fuel at injector lines plugs are getting wet when turn motor over but it will not start. help please!!

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  • stephenspink Mar 10, 2009

    havent checked fuel pressure dont have a gauge. I assume its ok because fuel is geting to plugs. Need to check codes but dont have a reader and been having a hard time finding a way to check them without one , id assume the timing is good , I drove it home sunday night no problems shut if off went inside next day wont start changed plugs because the spark seemed weak but so far no sucess.

  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    have you checked fuel pressure? regulator may be putting out too much, Also check codes to see if spark and fuel are in phase.

  • Scott Clifford May 11, 2010

    is the timing set right? also what happened how did it run before this?



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If spark is weak, check the ignition coil...fuel will put out fire in cylinder unless it is ignited immediately. Timing is pre-set and not adjustable so don't look for timing problem unless a crank sensor or cam sensor is out of range. Since you can't start it you can't take advantage of larger parts houses that do free code checks, BUT you can do component level tests with a decent volt/ohm meter and a half decent manual as a guide.

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Pull the vacuum line off the fuel pressure regulator and see if gas is in the line. If you have gas in the line replace the regulator.

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