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islangink 04-11-2013 06:38 AM

Help im on side of the road
 
*SOLVED*I was going along fine and my 98 zj just dies...I have no power to anything. It cranks fine n freely just about to start but then goes back to just turning over...any ideas

PolkaPower 04-11-2013 06:50 AM

You can try unhooking the battery for a few minutes and see if that works.

svons7 04-11-2013 07:24 AM

are you sure its getting gas? have you tried spraying some starting fluid down the throttle body?

have you tested to see if you are getting the proper amount of spark to the plugs with a voltmeter?

those are usually 2 good places to start

MN59ZJ 04-11-2013 10:40 AM

Sounds like a fuel pump fail to me.

drewabril 04-11-2013 10:44 AM

x2 on the fuel pump. Listen close, see if you can hear the fuel pump prime when you turn the key from 'off' to 'run'

edit: you say no power to anything- like no lights and no radio? might not be fuel pump.

PolkaPower 04-11-2013 10:50 AM

What the tank with a rubber mallet or something to see if it gets the pump to work again.

speedbucket 04-11-2013 10:51 AM

fuel pumps when they go can be very finicky to temperature, it was mighty warm yesterday compared to the previous here in VA.
I have an old site truck that wont start if it sits in the sun, fuel pump is my guess as well

DickDickle 04-11-2013 10:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by svons7 (Post 15280179)
are you sure its getting gas? have you tried spraying some starting fluid down the throttle body?

have you tested to see if you are getting the proper amount of spark to the plugs with a voltmeter?

those are usually 2 good places to start

I don't know about you guys but I don't keep my volt meter in my jeep in case I break down driving Haha but that's just me. Maybe its not getting spark if you can hear the fuel pump working maybe your crank position sensor let go, could even be a fuse under the hood, that's happened to me before

rooster51 04-11-2013 11:04 AM

Or a crank sensor rapid death

bigb229 04-11-2013 12:02 PM

:+1:crank sensor...same thing happened to me two months ago...drove it to get milk....pulled it home

islangink 04-11-2013 12:49 PM

*solved* the ground wire came loose from the frame

islangink 04-11-2013 12:50 PM

Thanks for all ur help

JohnCrabtree 04-11-2013 10:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DickDickle

I don't know about you guys but I don't keep my volt meter in my jeep in case I break down driving Haha but that's just me. Maybe its not getting spark if you can hear the fuel pump working maybe your crank position sensor let go, could even be a fuse under the hood, that's happened to me before

I do. I keep 4 2x4s, a come along, a toolbox with screwdrivers, brake clean, wd40, duct tape, electrical tape, socket set, wrench set, and my volt meter!

I've used most of it in the last two months while wheeling also.

DickDickle 04-12-2013 05:44 AM

I keep a tool box with basic tools 15 foot chain 4 way jack and two come come alongs and also a chock block, as for my multimeter that stays in my tool box with all my other expensive tools at work

speedbucket 04-12-2013 09:24 AM

I would have reccomended that to check but when mine did that (ground wire off) it wouldn't even crank....


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