... and now I am stuck driving my younger brother's Geo until I get it fixed
It decided not to start one morning OOTB. It hadn't had a thorough tune up since I bought it from a dealer 30k miles ago, so I replaced the plugs, wires, etc.. While I was at it, I noticed the ignition coil looked two-shades of OEM nasty, and since it is two bolts and $28, I replaced it too (might as well, right?).
Still didn't turn over.
I checked the battery-- ~12.xx volts. No problem. Spot checked spark off of the #1 plug. Zap. Next I checked the fuel pressure-- almost none. Ah-hah! I started thinking the fuel pump, maybe the fuel filter. I replaced both (the latter was full of mud, so it was probably due anyway). At this point, I was pretty surprised that it still didn't turn over. To make sure the pump worked, I bypassed the relay-- it sings like a bird. Out of curiosity, I checked the old pump. It is a little weak, but it runs when it gets juice. Oh well.
I talked to the Jeep dealership, and they said that it is probably not the PCM, since they never go out-- but he couldn't explain why I can't get the check engine lights when I kick it over (so I also can't get the diagnostics code). He tried to tell me it was the ignition coil (still). While I hope it is not the PCM (since he told me it would be $600.00 for a new one), I really want my Jeep to run again... Also, I have no problem admitting that I am not a professional mechanic. If I am being stupid, that is probably because I am <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
Anybody have any thoughts what it might be that keeps my Jeep from turning over?
Borla Catback, hi-flo catalytic converter, 2" body lift, Bestop seats, Edelbrock shocks, etc., etc.
New: drive line (winter 2001),
transfer case (winter 2001),
plugs, wires, coil,
fuel filter, fuel pump