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Why wont 99 jeep start when turning the key engine wont crank and gauges spin and weird tapping noise in dash tried again a few minutes later everything was fine HELP?

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2005-09-16 22:50:13
2005-09-16 22:50:13

You have a corrided loose or bad ground wire

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