Question about 1997 Jeep Cherokee Country
The Jeep will not start but turns over. There is no spark, no power to fuel pump, and the amp gauge and fule gauge not moving. have tried to use code finder but it will not register that it is hooked up. Also have replaced the computer with no luck. HELP!
Dont really know these vehicles but the fault could be a multi-connector that has high resistance ie burnt out lucar connectors, could be at back of ignition switch,vauxhalls suffered there. i would start there and work backwards to power source.
fords suffered similar fault with fuel pumps but that was the actual fuse box which burnt out internal links! when tracing power source use a 12volt test lamp, dont use a multimeter as this may show good voltage because its not under load. however dont use a test lamp on the computor wiring (which I doubt the fault is) as it wont like such a high resistance and damage may result. good luck
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A jeep that cranks over but doesn't start, in many cases will be due to a bad fuel pump, a broken timing belt, an inoperative cam sensor or crank sensor. Also these problems are related to faulty spark plug. Check the spark at spark plugs when you start the jeep. Do you notice any spark. Actually you should see. If in case there is no spark then it's a spark plug problem. Also the coil pack gives power to spark plug. So check the voltage at coil pack. It will show 12 volt. If there is no voltage noticed at coil pack then its faulty coil pack that has to be replaced. If all the possible options checked out ok then check the jeep starter. The starter gets power from battery to start the jeep. If the starter is faulty then it will not let the jeep to start. Also check and confirm that there is fuel in the jeep. If its very low fuel then in some cases this causes the problem. Also check and confirm that fuel pump is functioning properly and the fuel filter is not clogged. One of the easiest ways to check for a fuel pump related problem is to spray a little starting fluid into the air intake while trying to start the jeep. If the jeep starts momentarily, then there's a good chance the fuel pump is not working or the jeep is out of gas. You can also listen for the fuel pump's humming sound when the key is first turned on. Also if a inoperative fuel pump is suspected, a good technician will always check to verify there is power and ground being supplied to the pump, to eliminate the possibility of a bad relay or electrical issue. Fuel pressure can be checked with a pressure gauge and if there is pressure, pulse can be checked at the fuel injectors in several ways including the most common, with the use of noid lights. If the injectors don't have pulse the engine won't start. ---------- This troubleshooting tips will help you to solve the problem. Thanks. Helpmech.
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