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Old 09-18-2016, 10:27 PM
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I have a 2001 jeep grand Cherokee that I shut off for like 1 minute and then it wouldn't start again? Any suggestions. Thanks
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Old 09-19-2016, 11:42 AM
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Bang on the starter motor. Get under passenger front wheel well, look up about 1/3 the length of vehicle you'll see the starter and it's solenoid, clang around with a kitchen knife. This is what I do when it won't start, until I get it fixed.
This is probably obvious if you know automobiles, but if you are a novice and never changed your own oil, even, it might be helpful




Aim for the middle of this pic with kitchen knife or screwdriver, even, as you are under the jeep's passenger front wheel well with your head pointing to front.
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What is the reason its not starting like no power to the starter or a electrical, fuel type issue. More info on your WJ would be helpful to others trying to help you.
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Bang on the starter motor. Get under passenger front wheel well, look up about 1/3 the length of vehicle you'll see the starter and it's solenoid, clang around with a kitchen knife. This is what I do when it won't start, until I get it fixed.
This is probably obvious if you know automobiles, but if you are a novice and never changed your own oil, even, it might be helpful




Aim for the middle of this pic with kitchen knife or screwdriver, even, as you are under the jeep's passenger front wheel well with your head pointing to front.
It's cranking just not starting. I changed the cps last night and nothing and I'm thinking of changing the cam sensor. Any ideas welcome
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i would check for spark (easy to do) then check fuel pressure if you are getting spark.
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Not so easy to check for spark with a coil pack unless you stick a probe into a rubber boot, and that's not a good idea. Of course you could remove the coil pack!
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Originally Posted by Jacksonm View Post
I have a 2001 jeep grand Cherokee that I shut off for like 1 minute and then it wouldn't start again? Any suggestions. Thanks
how long and how well was it running prior to shutting it off?
Ever have trouble starting it in the past?
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Not so easy to check for spark with a coil pack unless you stick a probe into a rubber boot, and that's not a good idea. Of course you could remove the coil pack!
Thanks Dave totally forgot about the coil packs I keep thinking other jeeps are like what I have.
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No bother! I just am sensitive to this because I DRIVE ONE and wish it was easy! It would also be better if we knew if this was a 4.7 or 4.0.

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