Jeep Turn over after getting stuck but won't start.
I went four wheeling this weekend and got into a little mud. My Jeep was running when I got pulled out but would not start once I killed it. After inspecting the Jeep I noticed the battery tray had loosened and the positive terminal had arced onto the fender. I also smelled a little burnt electrical. So far I have done the following trouble shooting...
-I did not get into any water and checked the obvious places to make sure water was not the culprit.
- I have pressure at the fuel rail and can hear the pump turning on. I did the turn the key three times trick and did not get any codes.
-My lights work fine as do all accessories.
-I researched a little and replaced the ignition coil and battery.
-Once that did not work I bought a multimeter and measured 10 volts off the coil and same through the wire from the coil to the distributor cap. However, nothing out of the distributor itself.
I do not really know much about the electrical aspect of my Jeep but I am learning as I go. Could the culprit be my distributor?
As always any input will be much appreciated and thanks in advance.
I just got back from renting an OBDII scanner and it came back with no code given. I will check the starter connections and bang on it in a few. It is raining here pretty bad. Thanks for the advice. I'll let you know what happens.
The plug is on there. I even disconnected and reconnected it. Still wont start. I can't check the voltage because its pouring rain outside. The tow driver wouldn't put it in my drive way so I could push it into the garage. So its stuck on the curb for now. Any more ideas?
I checked the rotor to ensure it was dry and turning on the trail. Guess I should have posted that on my troubleshooting/first post. It does turn but there is no spark at the plugs. I have been looking at youtube while the rain passes and it does look like it could be a CPS issue. That is my next step. You guys have really helped me troubleshoot this issue. Hopefully we figure it out and I can post a victory post.
Found this on another forum. Has me wondering since I was riding at the Red River when this occurred....
There are some cases when the CPS works intermittently. Sometimes the wire is broken or the connector contacts are oxidated. Another rare case is whan you have dirt with high content of iron (red sands) in the bellhousing. The dirt goes to fill some of the grooves of the reluctor ring and the readings are staggered.