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post #1 of 3 Old 08-30-2011, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
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1996 Cherokee won't start

I have a 1996 Cherokee 4 cylinder. Changed the head gasket, spark plugs, spark plug wires, and ignition coil. Cleaned distributor cap. Still not getting any spark. Help!

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post #2 of 3 Old 08-30-2011, 05:35 PM
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Try checking your ground wires. Clean them off real good.
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post #3 of 3 Old 08-30-2011, 06:05 PM
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If it cranks and cranks but won't start, I would check the crankshaft position sensor (CPS or CKP). It is the usual suspect when dealing with the engine turning over but not firing and no spark. CJ7-Tim has loads of information on testing and replacing this sensor. Read the first post on this thread for his advice:

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