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Unread 03-11-2004, 12:28 PM   #1
phjohnso
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95 Gc Stalled - Won't Start Now Gas Smell

My son's 95 jeep gc 5.2 v8 stalled on the wat to schooll this morning - he tried to start it but all it would do was turn over and there was a slight gas smell. Had it towed home and let it sit fo a few hours - tried to start it a few times with no luck, same thing, slight gas smell.

I am thinking dist cap, rotor and coil replacement for starters. I have searched the other posts on here and this seems to make the most sense - any other thoughts???

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Unread 03-11-2004, 01:00 PM   #2
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I would not replace anything until you confirm that there is spark. Pull the coil wire and hold it close the engine head. If you do have spark then it could be the fuel pump; which you can check with a gage. Smelling gas is more common on carbureted engines. Especially after a back-fire. It's not as common on fuel injection systems. So this is curious. Also, if the computer/PCM senses no spark, then it shuts off the fuel pump via the automatic shutdown relay. The relays in the PDC, seem to be robust. I have not heard of breaking down, yet. Hope this helps.
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