Starting Issue (94 5.2l ZJ... sick of searching) - JeepForum.com

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 Old 01-12-2009, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
vdub
Registered User
1994 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: WI
Posts: 99
Starting Issue (94 5.2l ZJ... sick of searching)

Ok i have searched hundreds of threads and i have been plugging the jeep into the block heater every night and i replaced the Ignition Coil, IAC, Brand new 1000 cca battery. I also had my charging system checked and it is perfect.

I also replaced the ASD Relay and the jeep was working flawlessly until yesterday. my girlfriend came back with the jeep last night and didnt pull it into the garage and plug it into the block heater. I went out to start it this morning and all it did was crank. Its like it had no spark because it wouldnt chug or nothing. I think its flooded now because it smells badly like gas.

One last thing is that i think my spark plugs are all loose. I pulled the wires and i could like wiggle them and today after i flooded it and i could see there was gas leaking out around them..

What do you think i should do, i need this car to work asap.

vdub is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 Old 01-12-2009, 04:51 PM
jeep95xj
Web Wheeler
1995 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Long Island NY
Posts: 1,810
Replace the plugs wires cap and rotor. Loose plugs will let all your compression out of the motor and it will not run. If it's flooded that bad it would be a good idea to replace he plugs. Wires cap and rotor are just added insurance.
jeep95xj is offline  
post #3 of 10 Old 01-12-2009, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
vdub
Registered User
1994 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: WI
Posts: 99
where is the distributor on the ZJ 5.2l. if im right its like right behind the motor under the raintray. that would be hell to replace. how much do you think it would be to bring it in somewhere and have them replaced
vdub is offline  
post #4 of 10 Old 01-12-2009, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
vdub
Registered User
1994 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: WI
Posts: 99
anyone know??
vdub is offline  
post #5 of 10 Old 01-12-2009, 08:45 PM
jeep95xj
Web Wheeler
1995 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Long Island NY
Posts: 1,810
No idea depends on the mechanic. Yea its hard to get to but why not do it yourself? May take a little while and a few select words but hey thats half the fun.
jeep95xj is offline  
post #6 of 10 Old 01-12-2009, 08:48 PM
jeepin161
Registered User
1993 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Posts: 90
idk... ive never been one to throw parts @ a motor that doesnt need them. if the dizzy is actually the issue... i can justify the hours of work to myself... but otherwise... i think the money usually helps to pay for whatever is actually broken
jeepin161 is offline  
post #7 of 10 Old 01-13-2009, 04:17 AM
ZeeJay1997
Registered User
1997 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 8,614
Just tighten the plugs! You're making this way too difficult for someone who obviously doesn't have a lot of mechanical skills.
ZeeJay1997 is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old 01-13-2009, 04:38 AM
311LJ
311Popo
 
311LJ's Avatar
2004 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Springville
Posts: 7,474
did you pull your plugs out and look at them? where they soaked with fuel? yeah you need to tighten/ replace and make sure they are tight. if they are even slightly loose, you will lose compression which besides fuel/air, is the most important part to make an engine run

John
04 TJ Unlimited, GenRight Armor, 37's Unlimited Build Thread
89 XJ Laredo, 31's
07 WK Overland, Hemi, Chrome bug deflector
[SOLD] Jimmer 01 WJ *2009 GCOTY* WJ Build Thread
*UTAH JEEPCREW #01*

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tuffjeeper View Post
I ♡ John
311LJ is offline  
post #9 of 10 Old 01-14-2009, 09:24 AM Thread Starter
vdub
Registered User
1994 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: WI
Posts: 99
i did tighten the plugs but they just kept coming loose. the plugs looked dirty so i replaced them all, all the wires, distributor and rotor. Runs like a charm now
vdub is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old 01-14-2009, 11:28 AM
311LJ
311Popo
 
311LJ's Avatar
2004 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Springville
Posts: 7,474
ha ha well good job! maybe they were so dirty they wouldn't seal well and would unscrew... well now that it's fixed, who cares.. now time to find something else to fix!

John
04 TJ Unlimited, GenRight Armor, 37's Unlimited Build Thread
89 XJ Laredo, 31's
07 WK Overland, Hemi, Chrome bug deflector
[SOLD] Jimmer 01 WJ *2009 GCOTY* WJ Build Thread
*UTAH JEEPCREW #01*

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tuffjeeper View Post
I ♡ John
311LJ is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
Starting issue. neoncrazy101 ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 2 11-16-2009 07:54 PM
01 WJ starting issue stew930 ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 0 12-30-2008 10:53 AM
94 ZJ Starting Issue NEp8ntballer ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 10 08-05-2008 11:50 PM
starting issue zaq123 ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 3 03-07-2007 07:02 PM
97 GC starting issue acmf ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 13 07-21-2004 01:02 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome