Having problems with the jeep starting and staying started

Asked by Feb 10, 2017 at 11:16 AM about the 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Replaced the distributor cap and ignition coil and it
made no difference . now it smells like gas when I
try getting it to crank and backfires dark black.
What else do i look for as far as having it running
reliably

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Have it scanned for DTC codes. After 20 years many possible causes.

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