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Dead cherokee sport

(1996 Jeep Cherokee)
in La Luz, NM on May 01, 2011
i have a 1996 jeep cherokee sport. i was driving down the road and everything went crazy the radio start to mess up and the turn signal started messing up and started to tick like a ticking time bomb and died it wont start someone told me it could be ecm or battery cables or could it be something else
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I wonder if the battery died because the alternator was not charging. Its hard to guess at the cause of your Jeep's problem without being able to do some basic diagnostic tests but try to jump start the car and see if it will start.
on May 03, 2011
it has a new altenator in it so it isnt that, we are replacing the battery cables first and seeing if that fixes it if not then i guess the next step is going to be sending the computer out to get inspected.
on May 03, 2011
If you are getting fuel, the you can be reasonably sure that your Crank Position Sensor is working as the PC is actuating the ASD and fuel Pump relays. Remove the distributor cap and turn the engine over to verify that the distributor shaft is turning. Sometimes,the plastic distributor drive gear breaks or strips the teeth off of the gears. Also check your Park / Neutral Position Switch The center terminal of the park/neutral position switch is the starter-circuit terminal. It provides the ground for the starter solenoid circuit through the selector lever in PARK and NEUTRAL positions only. The outer terminals on the switch are for the backup lamp circuit.
To test the switch, remove the wiring connector. Test for continuity between the center terminal and the transmission case. Continuity should exist only when the transmission is in PARK or NEUTRAL.
Shift the transmission into REVERSE and test continuity at the switch outer terminals. Continuity should exist only when the transmission is in REVERSE. Continuity should not exist between the outer terminals and the case. Check gearshift linkage adjustment before replacing a switch that tests faulty.
on May 04, 2011
well i replaced the cables and everything is working except im not getting spark. its getting fuel and everything works just no spark..... any ideas? new alternator, new battery and cables new starter new ignition coil new wires and plugs new distributor cap. it wont start in park either. it turns in neutral but wont start due to no spark.
on June 29, 2011
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