My 1995 jeep grand cherokee has power starter is turning over but jeep wont start.
Please check if there is spark at the output of the ignition coil, situated on the left side (passenger side) of the engine.
1. Get a paper clip.
2. Remove coil wire from the distributor cap. Double check that the other end of the wire is firmly snapped onto the coil terminal
3. Place paper clip inside the loose coil wire end, making sure it makes contact with the coil wire conductor, and let it protrude from the end of the wire.
4. Using pliers with insulated handles, hold the end of the wire with he protruding clip ~3/8 in. from the terminal of the cap where you disconnected the coil wire,while an assistant turns the key for 3-4 seconds.
Caution: Stay clear of the fan and any rotating pulleys.
5. Is there a spark arcing from the coil wire paper clip to the terminal on the cap?
6. If so, what color?
7. It should be bright white in color.
8. If blue or orange, the coil may be at fault.
9. If no arc, the coil is bad.
There is a tool available at the auto parts storethat can be clipped onto the coil wire and it will indicate the condition of the of the coil output.
May 07, 2011 |
Jeep Grand Cherokee Cars & Trucks