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I have a 1996 grand cherokee 4.0 4x4 i changed cps, sparks and etc. still my gauges dont work and i have no spark,. the problem started when i put my jeep in park to check the mail it shutdown and have not started up since it was running perfect before that..

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    will a faulty ignition coil cause your gauges not to work


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Hello! No, the ignition coil and gauges are on two different circuits...However, there is the aspect of grounding...If you have an ohm meter set it on the lowest one probe on the negative battery post...the other on bare metal chassis...record reading...move probe from chassis to engine block record reading...Send results...Guru...........Saailer

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Seems like it could be faulty ignition coil. I can give you some test procedures. Look for tracking from where one of the insulators may have broke and allowed to leak. Let me know what you find. We will get this thing going!!

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