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Old 04-15-2013, 07:44 PM   #1
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A tune up and now it won't start

This is my first jeep a 1988 Wrangler Laredo, 4.2L, automatic transmission. I decided to do a tune up because it was running very poorly and the previous owner had not done so in what appears to be along time or at all. I replaced the distributor cap, ignition rotor, wire set, and spark plugs. It now will not start. When I try and start it it sounds as though the battery is dead. I have jumped the battery and still get the same results. I have made sure the wires are in the right firing order and that the ignition rotor is turning the correct way. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Old 04-15-2013, 08:14 PM   #2
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The cap on the right way?

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Old 04-15-2013, 08:16 PM   #3
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Check the spark plugs to make sure you don't have too long a reach resulting in the pistons hitting the spark plugs.
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:11 AM   #4
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trace your battery cables and be sure they are tight at the starter side and ground. Also, pull your terminal connections off the battery, clean them with sandpaper or a wire brush and put 'em back on nice and tight & test it.
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:01 AM   #5
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did you plug your wires in the correct order on the distributor cap?
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