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No Start Checklist

No Start Checklist

  1. Check battery voltage (12V)
  2. Clean/tighten battery terminals. (Loose and/or corroded?)
  3. Check Gear Selector (Make sure you're in Park)
  4. Neutral Safety Switch (Try to start in Neutral, not Park)
  5. Is starter getting power? (With the key in the ON position, check for approximately full battery voltage at the starter.)
  6. Starter (Hit with hammer)
  7. Starter (Jump with screwdriver. Connect 2 highest bolts. 1 small. 1 big)
  8. Starter Motor Fuse #19 (Kick panel: Fuse #19 (10A red))
  9. Starter Motor Fuse #10 (Engine Bay Fuse Box (PDC). Fuse #10. See diagrams)
  10. Starter Motor Relay (Engine Bay Fuse Box (PDC). “Cube” relay at end of fusebox)
  11. Ignition Switch (Turn on the blower motor fan on for your heater with your key in the 'run' position. Turn the key to the 'start' position... the fan should turn off as it trys to crank over, indicating a good ignition switch.)

  1. Is gas tank empty?
  2. Fuel pressure. 48psi (+/- 5psi). Listen for Fuel Pump?
  3. Fuel pump relay (Engine Bay Fuse Box (PDC). Fuse #22. See diagrams)
  4. Ignition fuse (Kick panel: Fuse #11 (20A))
  5. Check for spark.
  6. Bad spark plugs?
  7. Bad Distributor, Cap, Wires?
  8. Crank Position Sensor (CPS)
  9. Bad coil pack?
  10. Bad ECU?

Engine Bay Fuse Box (PDC)

Kick Panel Fusebox

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post #2 of 3 Old 12-12-2012, 09:22 PM
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add to the cranks but no start, for the 97+ xj if the battery was recently disconnected to give some gas and hold it. The ECM needs to regain it's memory of the idle speeds if it has been completely discharged.

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post #3 of 3 Old 12-13-2012, 09:35 AM
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