I moved my 1999 6 cylinder 4L automatic from my garage this morning and parked it outside. When I went back a few minutes later to use it, the starter was turning the engine over but it would not start, not even a slight kick, just completely dead as though something had been switched off. can anybody suggest what the problem is?
You lost spark, fuel, or compression. First thing to do is scan for any codes. If there are codes diagnose the code if it is possibly related to a no start, if no codes are stored it is unlikely that you lost compression so check for spark and fuel pressure first. See which one it is, or both, and work backwards from there. A number of things can cause this.
Thanks for your reply, I do not have a code reader so I guess that I will have to wait until Monday to find a tech. that can have a look. That will not be too easy in this small town in Mexico. Could I tow it to a repair shop? It is a 1999 automatic.
Yes, you can tow it to a shop. Throw the transfer case and trans in Neutral.
If you have some basic tools like a fuel pressure tester and voltmeter you could try doing some tests on it yourself with out a code reader. Also If you have any starting fluid, propane, brake parts cleaner, or something similar you can spray a bit into the throttle body and see if it fires up. If it does fire up it is not getting fuel. If it still does not start then it is a spark issue.
OK, Thank you. Transfer case in N and Trans. in P.
Looks as though I will have to give it a shot and get it to somebody in the village that might be able diagnose the problem. Just hope that I can stop it behind my Cherokee!!
Try unplugging and then reconnecting the crankshaft position sensor's electrical connector located near the bottom of the firewall on the driver's side. This problem might be CPS related and sometimes reseating it's connector can temporarily get it running again. The CPS is what provides the engine's master timing signal, it is mounted up high on the driver's side where the transmission bolts to the engine. That CPS location is assuming you have the 4.0L engine.
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I can not find a diagram of fuse location (engine compartment) so far all the charts that I have managed to find, do not match what I have got. I have a 1999 6 cylinder 4L Sahara Automatic. Has anybody got a picture of the correct fuse block with names of fuses.
If you want to read the codes you can do so without a reader in a wrangler. Just turn the key to the auxiliary position three times quickly. (The position just before you start the engine). The dash will give you the codes if there are any and you can look up the code number it gives you on the internet to see what the problem is.
I have tried the key technique holding down the trip meter button at the same time. All the dials and gauges move through their range and then the odometer reads down from 999999 or something like that to 1111111, then it just shows the current mileage. At one time a reading of 2.5 showed up for a moment.
OK. It's now after 4 on Sunday in this little Mexican Village, so I guess I'll have to try and find somebody tomorrow with a code reader. Hope that they can come to me rather then having to tow the Wrangler with a dead engine. I will post again tomorrow, to hopefully reveal the trouble.
Thank you to everyone for your help and suggestions.