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    nunya
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    Default 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee ABS light

    in line 6 2wd. 205k miles.automatic, its green.

    this has been the best purchase of my life (save for the mail-order bride)
    but I've got a couple of
    "dumb guy" questions.

    1) a month ago, I was towed, (no mech. problem, lets just leave it at
    that,ok?) and my ABS light came on when I picked the car up. no codes, just
    the light. In the course of normal operation, I've done the 50 start cycles,
    but the light is still on. Do I need to use some ranger rick secret de-coder
    ring? or do I have to do the chickens sacrifice again?

    2) a "starting" problem.
    when I first crank, it will not start. I have to crank for 5-10 seconds,
    then recrank, and it will start right up, no worries.
    This happens when hot, cold, over night, after a 10 minute, or 2 hour drive.
    It is independant of weather, temp, or operational conditions.

    as an aside, I get 17-19 mpg city, 22-24 hwy on regular. I change oil every
    3-4k, carries 20lbs of pressure, all in all, a great vehicle.

    "A car is like a woman. If you give them what they need before they know
    they need it, they won't leave you by the side of the road"

    thanks.

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    Matt Macchiarolo
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    Default 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee ABS light

    > in line 6 2wd. 205k miles.automatic, its green.
    >
    > this has been the best purchase of my life (save for the mail-order bride)
    > but I've got a couple of
    > "dumb guy" questions.
    >
    > 1) a month ago, I was towed, (no mech. problem, lets just leave it at
    > that,ok?) and my ABS light came on when I picked the car up. no codes,
    > just the light. In the course of normal operation, I've done the 50 start
    > cycles, but the light is still on. Do I need to use some ranger rick
    > secret de-coder ring? or do I have to do the chickens sacrifice again?


    An ABS sensor is shot.

    >
    > 2) a "starting" problem.
    > when I first crank, it will not start. I have to crank for 5-10 seconds,
    > then recrank, and it will start right up, no worries.
    > This happens when hot, cold, over night, after a 10 minute, or 2 hour
    > drive. It is independant of weather, temp, or operational conditions.


    Crank Position Sensor bad or dirty connection, or loose.

    >
    > as an aside, I get 17-19 mpg city, 22-24 hwy on regular. I change oil
    > every 3-4k, carries 20lbs of pressure, all in all, a great vehicle.
    >
    > "A car is like a woman. If you give them what they need before they know
    > they need it, they won't leave you by the side of the road"
    >
    > thanks.
    >

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    rufus t
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    Default 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee ABS light

    "nunya" <pereynoldsdfw@............> wrote in
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    > in line 6 2wd. 205k miles.automatic, its green.
    >
    > this has been the best purchase of my life (save for the mail-order
    > bride) but I've got a couple of
    > "dumb guy" questions.
    >
    > 1) a month ago, I was towed, (no mech. problem, lets just leave it at
    > that,ok?) and my ABS light came on when I picked the car up. no codes,
    > just the light. In the course of normal operation, I've done the 50
    > start cycles, but the light is still on. Do I need to use some ranger
    > rick secret de-coder ring? or do I have to do the chickens sacrifice
    > again?
    >
    > 2) a "starting" problem.
    > when I first crank, it will not start. I have to crank for 5-10
    > seconds, then recrank, and it will start right up, no worries.
    > This happens when hot, cold, over night, after a 10 minute, or 2 hour
    > drive. It is independant of weather, temp, or operational conditions.
    >
    > as an aside, I get 17-19 mpg city, 22-24 hwy on regular. I change oil
    > every 3-4k, carries 20lbs of pressure, all in all, a great vehicle.
    >
    > "A car is like a woman. If you give them what they need before they
    > know they need it, they won't leave you by the side of the road"
    >
    > thanks.
    >
    >


    I haven't seen it mentioned in the threads anywhere, but have you tried
    disconnecting the battery to reset the indicator?

    Mike S
    98JGCI6-Clyde

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