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Have a 1997 Jeep Cherokee...
Have a 1997 Jeep Cherokee TD. When starting the motor turns over but not starting. The battery gauge shows charge but when starting quickly drops.
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6/11/2010
Jeep Mechanic: Ricardo Hohl, Master Certified Tech replied 8 years ago
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hi can you give me the engine size?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
2.5 litre
Jeep Mechanic: Ricardo Hohl, Master Certified Tech replied 8 years ago

ok is there any spark present on the spark plugs? have you done a spark test?

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
The car was only serviced 2 weeks ago so the spark plugs should be ok. has driven well since service
Jeep Mechanic: Ricardo Hohl, Master Certified Tech replied 8 years ago
no my concern is not the spark plug , my concern is the spark on the end of the wires?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
how do i check that?
Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Also I can jump start the car ok so that wouldn't happen if it was the spark at the end of the wires. or would it?
Jeep Mechanic: Ricardo Hohl, Master Certified Tech replied 8 years ago
good morning, this is the question you posted at the top:

Have a 1997 Jeep Cherokee TD. When starting the motor "turns over" but not starting. The battery gage shows charge but when starting quickly drops............. to my understanding is, this vehicle cranks but wont start, this problem will call for a spark test or fuel test that is why i ask the questions, i am not there to verify the information ,i base my self on you the owners information, sorry for the miss understanding. lest take this in a different route, would you like to continue with me or do you want me to opt out and get you another expert.

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