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1998 Jeep Cherokee -- car won't start. Turns over

1998 Jeep Cherokee -- car won't start. Turns over -- cleaned battery terminals but still won't start

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Have scanned to find problem code to get an idea of what it is. .it may either be the crank or cam sensor, check the crank sensor first. if it is bad it sends wrong timing info to pcm. therefore jeep will not start!! It is either the camshaft or crankshaft positioner. I would check the crank pos. first. Zach Cabot, AR
It is either the camshaft or crankshaft positioner. I would check the crank pos. first. Zach Cabot, AR
It is either the camshaft or crankshaft positioner. I would check the crank pos. first. Zach Cabot, AR

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