I have a 1997 TJ Sport.
So today as I was driving, I put it into 2nd and the engine bogs down and then it just shuts off. I try to crank it up, but it doesn't. I had to push the car into a shopping center and then I try to crank it again, but it doesn't start up.
I figured it would be an ignition or fuel problem. One of the spark plug wires had some corrosion, so I ended up replacing the spark plugs, wires, distributor cap, rotor inside, and the ignition coil. I crank the engine and it starts up, but then it dies after a second or 2.
I push the throttle in all the way, crank the engine again and it just keeps cranking.
I purchased some starting fluid and spray it into the intake. Crank it and it runs for 1 second and dies even if I push down on the throttle all the way.
I tried this 5 more times and the same thing happens each time.
I checked the fuel relay by using the horn relay and it still doesn't work.
I noticed there is a fuel valve on the fuel rail so I pushed on it and no fuel comes out. However, when I turn the key (without starting the engine) a couple of times and then push on it, a little bit of fuel comes out.
I'm thinking about buying a fuel gauge tomorrow and screwing it into that port to see what kind of pressure I'm getting when I crank the engine.
Could it be a fuel related problem like a bad fuel pump? Has anyone had these symptoms before?
Any help would be appreciated, thanks!