It's the crank sensor!
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Central Minnesota
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?
99 Cherokee, 4.0 AW4, NP242
Past Jeeps: 49 Willys, 81 Scrambler, 88 Comanche
Without "data", all you have is an opinion!