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Unread 03-31-2014, 11:17 PM   #1
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2000 cherokee xj! Washed engine will not start!!!

Okay I Already Know.. I Shouldn't Have Done It, But Yeah I Pressure Washed My Engine Bay. It Was Not Running When I Done It, Probably A Bad Idea...
It Just Cranks And Cranks Until The Battery Dies, It Is Firing It's Almost Like Its Getting No Fuel. I Have Dried Out The Distributor And Plug Wires Still Nothing! I Sprayed Starting Fluid In The Intake And It Fired Right Up! Let It Idle For Around 5 Minutes And Drove It Down The Driveway And Back And It Ran Perfect, Shut It Off Now It Just Cranks.... I'm So Confused Please Help

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Unread 04-01-2014, 04:47 AM   #2
It's the crank sensor!
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The engine management sensor that is most susceptible to water (they all are to a degree) is the throttle position sensor.

You said you have a 2000 and you dried out the distributor and plug wires? The 00-01 doesn't have a distributor or plug wires; coil rail ignition system. Is yours converted?
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