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Unread 01-12-2009, 04:42 PM   #1
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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.

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Unread 01-12-2009, 04:51 PM   #2
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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.
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Unread 01-12-2009, 05:17 PM   #3
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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
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Unread 01-12-2009, 06:31 PM   #4
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anyone know??
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Unread 01-12-2009, 08:45 PM   #5
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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.
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Unread 01-12-2009, 08:48 PM   #6
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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
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Unread 01-13-2009, 04:17 AM   #7
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Just tighten the plugs! You're making this way too difficult for someone who obviously doesn't have a lot of mechanical skills.
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Unread 01-13-2009, 04:38 AM   #8
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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
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Unread 01-14-2009, 09:24 AM   #9
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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
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Unread 01-14-2009, 11:28 AM   #10
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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!
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