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Unread 08-10-2011, 06:37 PM   #1
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1985 Cherokee cranks but won't start

85 Jeep Cherokee will crank but won't fire. Replaced coil, distributor cap, rotor, and ignition module with no success. Engine has fuel. Module has power coming in. How do I test power going from module to distributor? Any suggestions for what might be causing the problem?

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Unread 08-11-2011, 07:37 AM   #2
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have you replaced your cps?
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Unread 08-11-2011, 08:33 AM   #3
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85 doesn't have a CPS. What engine, 2.8 or 2.5?
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Unread 08-15-2011, 10:15 AM   #4
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fixed it!

It's a 2.8 V6 -- and the problem is fixed!

After replacing every part in the distributor except the pickup coil, I finally tried replacing the pickup coil. Voila!
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