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Jeep will not start put new distributor cap and rotor button and a new coil. didnt fix the problem now i figured out if u take the auto shutdown relay out and put it back in then itll finally start but it takes probably 15 to 20 times of doin this i replaced the relay and still doesnt work whats the problem

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Have it scanned to find problem code if light is on. it may be a bad crank sensor, because this controls the timing of the crankshaft. have a good day!

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