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Zx2 will not start

When I turn the key it cranks but will not start even when jumped. I have replaced the spark plugs and the PCM. What could be the problem? Also the spark plugs were covered in oil. What should I do about that? I have already replaced the valve cover gasket. Should that be enough?

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Hi are you sure the spark plugs are covered in oil and not petrol [you are talking the electrodes not the outside of the plugs ] let me know as one is serious one not so serious yates210456

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replace PCM. ! wow ! what if used PCM (is it used) is bad,?
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http://www.fixkick.com/Jeeps/ASD.html

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