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post #1 of 4 Old 03-02-2011, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
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No Spark, No Fuel 98 Cheeroke Sport 4.0L

I've got a 98 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L. I think I left one of the interior lights on and it killed the battery. I recharged the battery but now it just cranks but I have no spark at the coil and the fuel pump is not energized. After reading up on similar problems I replaced the Crankshaft Position Sensor. Nothing changed from the original condition. Fuses are all good. The gas and battery gauges do not move when the key is turned.

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post #2 of 4 Old 03-02-2011, 06:31 PM
It's the crank sensor!
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You still have classic symptoms of a problem with the crank sensor circuit. The gas and battery gauges are big clues there, as there is often problems with those gauges with a bad crank sensor.

Where did you purchase your sensor from? There have been numerous threads of bad aftermarket sensors right out of the box. The crank sensor is one that I always buy directly from Jeep.

Otherwise, you need to make sure that the crank sensor connectors are good, as well as wiring. Get a can of electrical contact cleaner, spray both the crank sensor connectors thoroughly (there is also one near the #6 injector/firewall), add a small dab of dielectric grease and reconnect.

ASD (autoshutdown) circuit is a remote possibility, but I think you have an engine management sensor problem and the crank sensor is still high on the list.

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I ended up taking it to the Jeep Dealership. They are telling me that the PCN is bad and needs to be replaced. They quoted my $500 just for the part. They warned me that getting a used PCN would most likely not work because the PCN's are VIN specific. I don't know if that's a real thing or not. Any ideas on what I should do?
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post #4 of 4 Old 03-11-2011, 03:17 PM
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Any ideas on what I should do?
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