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My 4.0 grand cherokee laredo is not getting any crank at all any other suggestions before getting the crank sensor diagnosed? I have replaced the ignition coil pack and spark plugs. plus I got no scan tools

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Did you mean to say no spark at all? The Jeep crank sensor is a common failure for no spark, just not the only possibility. But I would say you are going in the right direction. If I recall from an old Chilton manual, the testing of the crank sensor is limited to testing for resistance in all three of the terminals of the sensor electrical connector. A simple digital multi-meter for under $25 would suffice. You check resistance to current flow with an ohm meter, which is always part of a multi-meter.

You don't have to buy an expensive scan tool, although it would be nice. But if you have a digital volt ohm meter (DVOM), you can do wonders in diagnosing automotive circuits. Like for example, one of the first and foremost checks of the ignition system is to check for battery voltage going to the coils with the key in ON. Unless the individual coils are supplied battery voltage to their primary circuit, the coils will not generate spark. On earlier jeeps, this primary current was independent of the pcm. As long as the key was in on or run or start, power was being supplied to the coils. The computer did its magic by playing with the ground side of the circuit. Later, newer jeeps put more control of circuits within the reach of the pcm . Even so, the primary circuit must still get a voltage signal with key on. IIRC, jeeps had a dark green with black stripe wire for the power wire. If you don't have a voltmeter, go ahead and have the crank sensor diagnosed.

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It's not turning over at all? that's battery or starter issue.

or do you mean it's turning over but engine wont start?

turn key to ON position and listen for a fuel pump, if you don't hear anything it could be that.

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OK,the engine will not crank over?
The crankshaft is not turning?
No spark?
Scan tool no help if engine will not turn over.

Posted on Nov 11, 2014

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