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96 Jeep Grand Cherokee will not crank.

My Jeep was brought home and parked. Two days later I went to use it and it would not crank. My husband has used a testing light on it, but finds nothing wrong. When trying to crank it, it will turn over but not crank. The gauges are not working, the fuel pump is not coming on and it is not firing.
It has been in someone's shop for 3 days. They said it was the computer. We bought a brand new computer, now they tell us that that's not the problem. They now tell us it will become an experimental finding, to solve the problem. The computer cost alot, and I'm afraid of what the expense of experimenting is going to cost us. Please help, I need my vehicle back working.

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  • twetbgood Jul 23, 2009

    The codes can't be read. The mechanic said that the computer is not communicating with the scanner. This is before and after the new computer was installed. The starter is not clicking. What I mean by turning over, is that when the key is turned on it turns over, but it doesn't let it start up. There is no fire going to the coil, injectors, distributor, or the fuel pump. Also the gas and amp gauges on the cluster are not working. They have looked for a bad ground and the ignition switch, fuses and relays have already been checked.



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Have you had the codes read on it yet? If you can, get it to AutoZone and get it done for free though the mechanic should have done this already. I am a little confused by the turning over and cranking. Is the starter clicking? Is the engine turning over or not because turning over and cranking mean the same thing to me? Check for a bad ground. Narrow down the power to the spark plug problem. Maybe you have a bad ignition switch, have you looked into this possibility. I would assume that you already checked all fuses and relays and doubt you will find a bad one but it is worth a try. In your next reply, please answer all of the above questions so I can be more help to you.


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    Benjamin Patri Jul 23, 2009

    So you replaced and reprogrammed the ECM? There is power running to the ignition switch?, have you tracked the power from there to the fuel pump and coil?



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