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05-17-2013 10:19 AM
Amped yeah, to the shop i'll go with it. thanks guys
05-16-2013 08:48 PM
workshop4ever
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Originally Posted by Caseywoods5 View Post
man, my jeep started doing the same thing, know the solution to mine? mine won't start if i turn the key from on to start all the way, i have to turn it halfway between the two to where it's cranking but the key isn't turned as far as it'll go. if i turn it all the way, just sits and cranks, never will start. but if i turn it between the two, starts as quick as i turn the key. weird, but it works.
That sounds like a problem with the ignition cylinder to me. It should be giving voltage to the ignition and starter at the same time when turned all the way....yours is probably only energizing the starter. I'm not sure, but it's a good place to start... You could always use a voltmeter to check the ignition wire while the key is turned full to see if you get proper voltage. I'm not sure of the colors, but I'm sure you can find a wiring diagram on here.
05-16-2013 08:17 PM
Caseywoods5 man, my jeep started doing the same thing, know the solution to mine? mine won't start if i turn the key from on to start all the way, i have to turn it halfway between the two to where it's cranking but the key isn't turned as far as it'll go. if i turn it all the way, just sits and cranks, never will start. but if i turn it between the two, starts as quick as i turn the key. weird, but it works.
05-16-2013 08:08 PM
workshop4ever Could be as simple as a head gasket, but could be worse. Definitely have a shop check it out....

They will probably tell you that they won't know if it's damaged without taking it apart. You may be shopping for a rebuilt or a stroker motor....
05-16-2013 08:04 PM
Amped
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Originally Posted by PedroJr View Post
Did it mix the Cooland with the oil? Does it look like chocolate?
It does.
Drained it all out, thick. chocolate-ish... kinda has a frothy bubbleyness to it.
What really concerns me though is the smell, it smells burnt and smokey, its the same smell i smelled in the coolant when i popped the radiator not long after it cooled off at home.
I guess my next move is to have it diagnosed by a shop. if its too far gone, i might consider setting it aside for a parts jeep and getting a different TJ that runs well.
you know how it goes.
05-16-2013 07:26 PM
PedroJr Did it mix the Cooland with the oil? Does it look like chocolate?
05-16-2013 04:37 PM
Amped
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Have u check your engine oil? If not check oil n see what color it is. If is looks like chocolate mix ur in serious problem but if it look black or close to it ur ok but crank it a few times so just in case the water it's in the bottom of ur oil pan mix with the oil.
Same smell to the oil as the coolant had.
Uh oh.
*worst fears realized*

Where should I start? :-/
05-16-2013 02:04 PM
ChaddG fuel pressure? you should have between 45-54 psi. if it is less than that your fuel pump is bad.
sounds like you smoked your engine.
check the voltage on your starter too. Some times they turn over and don't have the power to start the engine.
05-16-2013 01:38 PM
PedroJr Have u check your engine oil? If not check oil n see what color it is. If is looks like chocolate mix ur in serious problem but if it look black or close to it ur ok but crank it a few times so just in case the water it's in the bottom of ur oil pan mix with the oil.
05-16-2013 01:08 PM
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Jeep won't start. Plz Help.

Hey guys,
Having some possibly serious issues with my jeep.

Have had repeating overheating issues, changed radiator.
Problems started the other day with overheating; stopped motor at a red light while trying to get it home after it got hot, it wouldnt start again, ended up pushing it off the road and letting it cool. popped the rad cap, topped it off with water and tried starting it.
It started, so I had 4 miles to go, took it easy the ride home, and i started hearing banging from what I believed to be the water pump. Also a large loss of power and what felt like resistance when I let off the gas.
Burning smokey smell in coolant, motor would just crank, wouldn't start.
Motor stalled 1/4 mile from my house. Got it the rest of the way home by tow strap.
I Changed the water pump, Hopefully thats the end of my overheating issues.

But now, here lies my current problem

Jeep cranks (turns over) but doesnt start.
Checked fuel, checked spark, have both.
Upon turning on key to on (before turning over)
dash cycles, all gauges work, CEL turns off, stays off.

I've read all the hubbub about ECM's, however I am getting fuel, and the light isn't coming on after 20 minutes of continuously having key to 'on', so I don't believe my ECM is the issue.

My next two tries at fixing it would be Crankshaft and Camshaft Position sensors (from what i've read on here)

Hoping I didn't do further damage by being a jackass and forcing it home while hot.

Please advise!
Thanks in advance!

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