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Engine died while driving. 1997 Cheap Cherokee

No power after several attempts to restart. Test Power Distruibution Center and all fuses have power except for one 15a fuse that show no idication what it powers.Used a fuseable jumper wire to replace the relay and the test light showed power. the Interior ligths and head lights come on. Instument panel does not ligt and no crank. Can anyone please give me any leads for a cure to this diease?

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    damian clarke May 11, 2010

    check the crank position sensor



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First off, make sure you have at least 12v in the battery. Items you mentioned will work at lower voltages. There may be a 20A fuse on the fuse block inside the cabin that controls ignition etc. check that as well. As always, make sure battery contact surfaces are clean and tight. Check power at starter trigger wire by checking volts there with a test light or meter with the key turned to start. You may have a bad ignition switch. This may be the cause of initial shut-down. I know what I just wrote isn't in the normal order but something here will give you an idea where to look next.

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Check your crank sensor please, make sure all fuse and relay is good, make sure your have 12v power, check to make sure you have the three element, spark, air and gas. once all three is present vehicle will start.

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