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Old 06-06-2010, 08:09 AM   #1
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Hello everyone. New jeep owner. I have a 94 wrangler with 2.5L. It has been running fine. Now it will not start. When I turn the key the dash light indicaters come on but it will not crank, try to turn over its just dead. I check the battery and ot looks fine. Could it be the ignition coil??

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Old 06-06-2010, 09:08 AM   #2
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Maybe check your starter or the battery leads for corrosion.

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I would definitely start with checking your battery 100%. How old is it? If its several years old, then I would just go ahead and replace it. Down here in Florida, after about 2 years your battery is toast. I think Jeeps just run hotter under the hood and that degrades the battery faster.

You said it "looks" good, but you cant tell if it has a bad cell or can even hold a charge just by looking at it. Dirty terminals can definitely cause your electrical system to act funny, but you can clean them real easy with some baking soda and water.

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Thanks alot for the info. I will try it.
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Check your alternator also, make sure your charging your battery. I second that checking your starter. My experience with ignition coil, it will crank,but wouldn't get spark to fire up.
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Old 06-06-2010, 11:02 AM   #6
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The battery is where I would start as well. Pull the battery cables and clean both the battery posts and inside the connection points on the cable ends.

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