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turd
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 3:55 pm    Post subject: Died suddenly Reply with quote

Hey guys,

Help me out. A week or two back my beloved 96 xj 4.0 dropped out and left me stranded. The engine just flat shut off right in the middle of the road. The check engine light was on and I could get the engine to turn over but it wouldn't start.

I got her towed home and as soon as she was off the lift I tried the ignition and it started right up. the engine light was still on though.

I tried hooking the scanner up to it but got a "connection error" message.

I have tried the turn the key trick but haven't been able to make much of it. Best I can tell the thing gives me a 3-2-2-5-6.

I really have no idea what that means. Doesn't make any sense based on the codes in the book.

Any ideas?
Thanks,
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My '97 Cherokee did the same thing and it was a bad crank position sensor.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like you are missing a few numbers from the trouble codes. They come in pairs and the last 2 digits will always be 5 -5 (55), which means "end of codes". Here's a writeup on how to obtain them and what they mean.

http://www.jeephorizons.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=2719
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