Sudden Death/Nostart: gauges dead-still. Not FP or Relay - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 05-15-2013, 08:59 AM   #1
Jeeper
 
Yep.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Los Angeles half the time, Florida the other half.
Posts: 145
Sudden Death/Nostart: gauges dead-still. Not FP or Relay

So, I'm driving my TJ down a very busy intersection's left turn lane (one of two), and the whole thing just goes DIW. (Dead In Water) Turn on key, no fuel pump spin-up, fuel gauge motionless. (In fact, all needles are, but it doesn't start so they probably wouldnt move yet. Need to recheck- But definitely dead-still fuel gauge.) Idiot lights work, (pre-start instruments), but no gauge movement. Absolutely no starting effort. Haven't pulled codes yet, if any. Will after breakfast.

97 TJ 2.5L Auto, 160,000 plus miles, fuel pump sounded like a turbine engine a few months ago anyway, so just changed it out yesterday while it's inop. (bench tested old one, was still working.) Reattached all connectors, no change in gauges, still no FP spin-up.

Nada. Zilch. It's a gaint paper-weight.

Any insight will be greatly appreciated. It's my DD. I'm renting a car for the duration.

Thank you, in advance.

Yep. is offline   Quote
Old 05-15-2013, 12:28 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
Dextreme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Oregon City, OR
Posts: 4,884
Test your battery with a Multimeter....if its not charging and is dead, it will do just what you describe.

__________________
'99 Chili Pepper TJ Wrangler "Mistress"
33x12.5 DuraTracs
Zone 4.25"
Dextreme is offline   Quote
Old 05-15-2013, 03:03 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
Yep.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Los Angeles half the time, Florida the other half.
Posts: 145
Thanks for responding, Dex. No joy. Battery is taking cahrge well, and just in case there was something wiggy with it, I switched it our for a known good battery, also with no luck.

This might be... well.. a problem. Linked into my OBDII scanner, and it doesn't see the ECU.

I've tried the "Jiggle the black plug" approach seen elsewhere here, removed and replaced it, but still nothing, so far.

I'm thinking stealership. Man, I hate to do this... It could be a fuse, and it's still going to somehow miraculously cost me $1500.
Yep. is offline   Quote
Old 05-15-2013, 03:06 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
flflash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 519
Well here I was all ready to see if I could help you out then up pops the nasty "Stealership" phrase....no joy.
flflash is offline   Quote
Old 05-15-2013, 03:51 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
Yep.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Los Angeles half the time, Florida the other half.
Posts: 145
Well, that pretty much validates my point, now doesn't it...
Yep. is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:20 PM.


User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC