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Old January 9th, 2018, 12:09
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Re: Intermittent crank no start w/ new cps, cam sensor

First, find a OBDII code reader and find out what the code indicates.

Many times the dash goes dead from a bad connection in one of the plugs, under the dash.
This one has cause this problem several times for me.
Under the dash, driver's side, up on the left is a large plug (with many wires) with a small bolt passing through it.
Loosen the bolt and work the plug in and out a few times to clean the contacts, then tighten it up, pushing the plug together at the same time.

A dead dash can also be cause by dirty contacts on the rear of the speedometer assembly, this usually does not effect he running or starting of the engine.
Both XJs are still Real XJs
01 Sport, 4.6L Russ Pottenger. stroker, AW4, 4" lift, 33 X 10.50 KM2, 4.56-8.25 TruTrac, D-30-E-Locker with alloy shafts, Hidden M8000 winch, Vanco front and ZJ rear disc brakes, Frame stiffeners, Lots of armor, Towing baseplate.
1997 Country, Mostly stock, 2" lift, Engine mods, Towing baseplate
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