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post #16 of 23 Old 11-03-2010, 07:22 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Mark. Where are the two fuses located? Also, I was told that within the last year they had replaced the ignition switch, alternator, and starter. With that being said, obviously, whoever they had do the work was shoddy. I say that because if it was replaced in the last year or two, the starter is bad (according to AZ), which means they prob used a used part to replace it with and charged them for a "new" one. I do know that the alternator is a refurb, it clearly says it on the alternator. I think the battery could be the culprit as well, do to the fact that it wouldn't spark the ends of the jumper cables when I did. But, if that were the case, would there still be enough juice to light up the dashlights, headlights, and taillights?

I dont have a garage and its raining today, so I wont be able to really mess with it, unless it stops soon and I can get to it after work.

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post #17 of 23 Old 11-08-2010, 04:02 PM
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In my experience with my own jeep i've found occasionally you will have more than one small problem that together creates a big problem. I had a similar issue with mine. it would crank but out of nowhere it would sputter and die. Messed with it for months before figuring out that it was a clogged fuel filter. I had already changed the filter but later discovered a second one that you could only get to with the gas tank dropped.
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post #18 of 23 Old 11-08-2010, 05:22 PM
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It sounds like you got moisture in your distributor cap when degreasing your engine. That's why it spit, sputtered and bogged out. Remove your cap and dry it out.

But, I don't know why it won't turnover.
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post #19 of 23 Old 11-09-2010, 04:22 AM Thread Starter
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Since it could have been anything under the sun, I took it to a local jeep mechanic for an inspection / repair. I simply don't know enough about what all it could be to figure it out.

Since I have technically not purchased it, the owner is footing the bill. However, I did find a 98 TJ for sale at a good price as well. I know that one has been really taken care of and am leaning toward getting it....
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post #20 of 23 Old 11-09-2010, 01:48 PM
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#1 No crank sensor on a 4.2
#2 Starter very well could be bad, because it dies frequently and is seen way more than typical use.
#3 Dies, because of a) clogged venturi tubes in crap carter carb or b) Ignition Control Module is going out.

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post #21 of 23 Old 11-09-2010, 07:03 PM
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If the truck ran fine up until you washed it, I would check for moisture under the cap, electrical ignition drying spray would help.

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post #22 of 23 Old 11-09-2010, 07:04 PM
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If the truck ran fine up until you washed it, I would check for moisture under the cap, electrical ignition drying spray would help. The starter and the Alternator could also contibute to this problem.

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post #23 of 23 Old 11-10-2010, 07:06 AM Thread Starter
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I got a call from the mechanic today. Apparently, there was some exposed wiring that touched some fuses, causing overheating, thus melting the fuses. He's going to have to re-wire to fix it. Im going to talk with him today more in depth about what he's rewiring....
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