1997 Jeep Cherokee Car doesn't start.

Tiny
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  • 1997 JEEP CHEROKEE
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 187,000 MILES
Well. Yesterday the jeep was working perfectly. It's my main car I use to get back and forth from school. Now this morning I went to my car and tried to start it but, no prevail. It's not the starter or battery or anything of that matter becuase it turns over, it just will not start! Also when I turn over the ignition, my battery voltage gauge will not budge. NONE of my gauges will budge. We tried using a different ground to see if we get a "Spark" But nothing worked. We checked the main fuze box under the hood and nothing seemed to be blown. But yeah. Any help at all is appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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Thursday, January 28th, 2010 AT 7:41 PM

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Tiny
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I would begin with checking the fuel pressure. The pressure should be around 40 to 50 psi. If good fuel pressure then check to see if your getting spark at all the spark plugs
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Thursday, January 28th, 2010 AT 7:59 PM
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How would I go about doing that?
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Thursday, January 28th, 2010 AT 8:22 PM
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We have tested a few spark plugs on the enigine, but none of them will make a spark.
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Thursday, January 28th, 2010 AT 8:35 PM
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You could buy a fuel pressure gauge at an auto parts store, or see if they have a loaner program. There is a fuel tap on the fuel rail.
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Thursday, January 28th, 2010 AT 9:35 PM
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It's not a gas problem I don't think. I think its a fuse somewhere, because none of my gauges work and there's no spark on the plugs on the engine
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Friday, January 29th, 2010 AT 7:13 AM
Tiny
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If you think it maybe a fuse there are two fuse boxes. One is under the hood on the passenger side. The other is under the dash on the drivers side. Use a test light and check if both sides of the fuses have power. Have you looked at the ignition switch. Sometimes the switch will open internally and give you similiar issues.
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Saturday, January 30th, 2010 AT 8:46 AM
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Alright thanks. We have some guy coming to look at it, he thinks it might be a "Control Module"?
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Saturday, January 30th, 2010 AT 10:36 AM
Tiny
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No problem. Yes the engine control module can cause this. Just make sure for certain it is the module. Because they can be expensive
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Saturday, January 30th, 2010 AT 11:46 AM

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