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Unread 05-08-2010, 06:02 PM   #1
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HELP; 2000 cherokee wont fire

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I am asking for help again. I have a 2000 Cherokee with a 4.0. I just did a motor swap. The original motor had a hole in the block so I bought a new reman. Took out the old motor on Monday. Switched everything over during the week and installed the new one yesterday. Finished the final hook up today. Now I cant get it to fire. It will crank but will not fire. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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Unread 05-08-2010, 07:55 PM   #2
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Electrical? XD
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Unread 05-09-2010, 09:54 AM   #3
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It's the crank sensor!
 
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You've got some work to do.

Need to know whether it is missing spark, fuel, or both.

Once you know that, the suspect list gets a whole lot shorter.

Be sure that the crankshaft position sensor and associated wiring is all good.

Does the fuel pump come on and run for about 2 seconds when you turn the key to the "ON" position. That doesn't guarantee fuel is making it to the injectors but it is something to verify.

Did you try spraying a small amount of starting fluid into the intake? If it starts and runs momentarily, you have verified that you have a fuel delivery problem.
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I have fuel . But no spark. All the wires are hooked up. I just dont know were to look next.
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Unread 05-09-2010, 11:39 AM   #5
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I have fuel . But no spark. All the wires are hooked up. I just dont know were to look next.
What do you mean by "I have fuel"?

Do you mean that you have fuel pressure at the schrader valve on the fuel rail or have you verified that fuel is getting TO the fuel injectors and that the injectors are firing (use of a noid light can be helpful here).

Just because the fuel pump runs doesn't mean you're getting fuel TO the injectors. The computer has to have certain input signals before it allows that to happen.

Do you smell gas? Are the spark plugs wet with gas when trying to start? If they are dry, try the starting fluid suggestion I made earlier.
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Unread 05-09-2010, 05:30 PM   #6
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I do smell fuel when the engine cranks and I have fuel at the rail. But I do not have spark.
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