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No start, sputter, with replaced fuel filter/pump, and ig. coil

Hi, i recently had problems with my 1996 jeep cherokee country, it started to sputter for a while, then it would not start at all, i replaced the fuel pump and fuel filter, still nothing, then i replaced the ignition coil, and it will start and run, but then it stalls, or after i turn it off and try to start it again, it does not star, i think i may have a cmp problem, i was wondering if this is the issue, if so where is it located exactly, if you have any other solutions or questions feel free, your assistance is needed

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  • rupertc Jul 23, 2009

    so the cam sensors are in the distributor? so i will have to get a whole new cap and rotar?

  • rupertc Jul 24, 2009

    i went through and cleaned up some connections, i can get it to start if i wait a while, its kind of intermittent, i started it and shut it off repeatedly, but when it acts up i get no ignition at all, it will turn over, but no start, i cannot afford to continue buying parts, and time is an issue as well, i appreciate your help so far, i just want to pinpoint the problem


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They had issues with the distributors which are the cam sensors/ sometimes the crank sensors go as well they are on driverside trans bellhousing

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  • paul campbell Jul 23, 2009

    a whole new distributor save your cap and rotor you will need them

  • paul campbell Jul 24, 2009

    id bet the farm on the distributor


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It's is probably the Crankshaft position sensor, the sensor is located on the top driver's side of the transmission bell housing, it is somewhat hard to get to, use a long extension and universal from underneath to remove it. The sensor is held on by two 11mm bolts. Sometimes what happens is the wire to the sensor gets fried because they run really close to the exhaust manifold where they run down off the back of the engine. I like to run the wires behind a metal tube that runs through there to keep them away from the manifold. These sensors go out fairly commonly.

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