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07-31-2012 10:06 PM
nwbronco Oh she's pretty savvy, so that was not it.


Bob K.
07-31-2012 09:20 PM
zeprider25 did she not have gas :-p
07-31-2012 11:08 AM
Mr Mac Thanks for helping her out Bob. I'm actually trying to get back to WA myself soon. I'm getting tired of these tornadoes around here and I love the Cascades and Olympics!

We lived on Whidbey ourselves for a time...Oak Harbor and my wife was raised there for many years at the Seaplane base (a.k.a. NAS Whidbey).

Mac
07-31-2012 10:11 AM
nwbronco Whidbey Island. Nice place. When you get out here post up and we'll get a wheelin' trip going.

Bob K.
07-31-2012 12:18 AM
2004 lj Just cruising the forum. Want to let you all know the jeepers in washington sound awsome. Hope to be there next summer. Brother on whitby(?) Island.
07-31-2012 12:00 AM
nwbronco Jen is up and running now. I won't steal her thunder. She can post up the results.


Bob K.
07-27-2012 10:45 AM
1997jeeptj
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Originally Posted by nwbronco
The 00-06 models have no distributor, and there is fuel at the fuel rail. Mentioned removing the coil rail and checking the voltage there next. It's a little tougher on the EFI versions. I am thinking it is the Crank sensor. It's the process to verify/eliminate that is next.

Thanks Zep. If your help is needed I'll tag you on it.

BOb K.
Oh ok, because on mine it wouldn't start like his was but it was just the starter. That was AFTER I bought a new battery and starter relay for it...
07-27-2012 10:36 AM
nwbronco The 00-06 models have no distributor, and there is fuel at the fuel rail. Mentioned removing the coil rail and checking the voltage there next. It's a little tougher on the EFI versions. I am thinking it is the Crank sensor. It's the process to verify/eliminate that is next.


Thanks Zep. If your help is needed I'll tag you on it.


BOb K.
07-27-2012 10:23 AM
1997jeeptj Ok I have read most of this and even though it's cranking it could be the starter or maybe the starter relay. However if it's a manual you can always clutch start it going down a hill, also you should check your spark plug connections and your distributor cap to see if there's any faulty connections that are gummed up or just don't have a proper contact point.
07-27-2012 10:02 AM
zeprider25
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Originally Posted by nwbronco
Swapped ASD relay with horn relay. Unplugged Crank Position sensor. Next will be remove the coil rail and look for voltage/spark there.
if you guys need another hand I'm in Lacey too. though my skills with a wrench are limited.
07-27-2012 08:52 AM
nwbronco Swapped ASD relay with horn relay. Unplugged Crank Position sensor. Next will be remove the coil rail and look for voltage/spark there.
07-27-2012 12:52 AM
Tippittrg What things have you checked??
07-27-2012 12:10 AM
nwbronco Turns out Jen and I are neighbors. Went down there and helped her swap out the ignition switch. Started checking things and it got late. We'll get back to it on Monday. Turns over but won't even try to start. We'll get it going.

Bob K.
07-26-2012 01:03 AM
sean112280 Nice Bob. Jen I would help you but I'm learning as well.
07-26-2012 12:08 AM
jenjeepers You all rock! I knew you wouldn't leave another Jeeper high and dry. Between house painting and car repairs I'll be having a lot of beer and bbq appreciation events this summer...
07-25-2012 11:07 PM
nwbronco
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Originally Posted by jenjeepers View Post
Yeah, I was hoping for another local Jeeper to take mercy on me when I posted in the Washington forum. No luck so far.

PM on the way.


Bob K.
07-25-2012 11:07 PM
Tippittrg I just posted a request on the military jeepers thread for you as well. That's about all the help I can offer right now.
07-25-2012 11:03 PM
sean112280 I'm on JBLM but I'm not very mechanically inclined myself when it comes to troubleshooting procedures
07-25-2012 11:03 PM
Tippittrg Offering beer for help also should yield some better results.
07-25-2012 11:02 PM
Tippittrg Try starting another thread headlined as something like "help needed in Lacey." I would also recommend picking up a repair manual.
07-25-2012 09:52 PM
jenjeepers Yeah, I was hoping for another local Jeeper to take mercy on me when I posted in the Washington forum. No luck so far.
07-25-2012 02:23 PM
Mr Mac Surely someone here lives close enough to Lacey to get over there and offer a hand...
07-25-2012 01:41 PM
jenjeepers I really appreciate all the suggestions. But I think I have exhausted my own personal mechanic skills and I don't have any great tools like ohm meters or whatever else to use. I guess it just sits until I can afford to pay for a tow and shop bills. Just saying that makes my blood pressure skyrocket.
07-25-2012 12:54 PM
Batjeep09 Have you checked your distributor cap and rotor? If not pull it off. (mark which wire goes where so you don't get them mixed up) see if there is are bad points or arc marking where the contacts are made or on the rotor itself. If it looks corroded or has deposits, you may want to replace it.

(It's hard to help without seeing it)
07-25-2012 12:48 PM
Batjeep09 Do you have a voltage light? You could put it in the part that goes on the spark plug and see if it lights from under the hood using the same method above
07-25-2012 10:33 AM
jenjeepers I turned the key to on and primed the fuel pump and pressed on the fuel rail valve and fuel sprayed out. It didn't start after that either.

Checking spark is a problem as I'm only 1 person and I don't have anyone around to help.

Another 80 degree sunny day in Washington wasted stuck in the garage...
07-24-2012 02:18 PM
Batjeep09 Try this. Look at your fuel line going to engine (rail). You should have a shrader valve (looks like the valve on tire) port. Turn the key to on position to prime the fuel pump. Unscrew the cap and press the valve. ( fuel will spray so stand clear). If fuel sprays than fuel is not the issue. Also, after relieving pressure try starting. If it starts it's your pressure regulator. If not, let's look at spark. Pull the plug wire for cylinder one loose, but still connected. Don't touch wire unless you want a perm. Have someone crank the engine and see if a ticking noise is heard from wire as it tries to spark. If that's the case spark is fine. When was the last time the fuel filter was changed? It could be just a fuel flow issue.
07-24-2012 02:05 PM
jenjeepers Thanks! And it is an inline 6 automatic.

I don't smell any gas when it is cranking.
07-24-2012 01:40 PM
Mr Mac By the way, Jen...welcome to the forum!

Mac
07-24-2012 01:39 PM
Mr Mac Let's start with the basics...what engine, 4 cylinder or inline 6?

When you try to start the engine and it just spins, do you smell any gas at all?
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