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Jeep Cherokee 95 stalled. Still cranks over but won't start. Fuel pump is ok. I checked the voltage at the coil it's 12V but when I crank it, it varies from 2-12V. I see high voltage at the coil out..but nothing comes out to spark plugs. I did check the coil out to ground and no spark...this makes no sense. I thought for sure I'd see a spark. Also checked the resistance on the coil.. .1 ohms on the input and from ins to coil out is measures 6K ohms. From what I read that is fine. I read somewhere about CPS Crank Position Sensor. Not sure what to try next.. any suggestions? Thanks, Enrique

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Sound like it might be coil pick up in the dist. it's around $30.00

Posted on Nov 07, 2010

  • skater_bo465 Jul 15, 2011

    same thing mine is doing check the coil wire and the metal connecters on the distributer cap same with the distributer rotor on the inside its probably worn and corroded the cap is 14.99 rotor is 6.99 depending where you shop for parts

  • skater_bo465 Jul 15, 2011

    same thing mine is doing check the coil wire and the metal connecters on the distributer cap same with the distributer rotor on the inside its probably worn and corroded the cap is 14.99 rotor is 6.99 depending where you shop for parts

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