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Won't start after popping noise

Discussion in 'Cherokee' started by Jm157, Jul 5, 2020.

  1. Jul 5, 2020 at 12:59 PM
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    Jm157

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    I was just on the highway cruising at about 70 when I heard a pop and I lost all throttle control and there’s a leak under the car, the check oil light came on. It’ll turn over but it won’t start. Don’t have a clue as to what happened.
     
  2. Jul 5, 2020 at 1:23 PM
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    aggrex

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    The sudden pop noise followed by an oil leak triggering the oil warning light is not going to have a good ending unless all three symptoms are not related. Worst case scenario the engine threw a rod or something minor like an oil filter leak. More details might get you the answers you seek.
     
  3. Jul 6, 2020 at 4:13 PM
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    Jim Beam

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    Hopefully you got it home or at a repair facility.
     
  4. Jul 7, 2020 at 7:19 PM
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    I did, problem as it turns out was an ignition coil went bad, there was prior to this an oil leak that I had known about however after this it did start pissing oil, I’ll have to look more into that. The way I had described the problem was the way I had perceived it, what most likely had happened is that it just shut itself off and I had thought it was still on.
     
  5. Jul 8, 2020 at 1:00 PM
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    Jim Beam

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    Ignition coils, cam and ignition sensors do not last forever, although from my experience they do give you little warning when they are going bad. A common location for an oil leak is the valve cover, for which the contact surfaces have to be real clean. Oil filter adapters are another.
     
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