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Ignition problem

Discussion in 'Wrangler YJ (1986-1995)' started by SteelersJeep87, Dec 14, 2016.

  1. Dec 14, 2016 at 10:44 AM
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    SteelersJeep87

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    I turn my key and get nothing. Gauges move, power to solenoid but nothing. New starter, new solenoid. I have to jumpstart it at the solenoid. Please help! lol!
     
  2. Dec 14, 2016 at 10:45 AM
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    And hello everyone!! Just joined.
     
  3. Dec 14, 2016 at 12:22 PM
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    Welcome! Hopefully someone will some ideas will chime in
     
  4. Dec 14, 2016 at 4:19 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine Moderator

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    Welcome! I would start with the batery
     
  5. Dec 14, 2016 at 6:18 PM
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    Full charge on the battery. I can start it by jumping it with the solenoid. Touching positive to the starter cable.
     
  6. Dec 15, 2016 at 5:47 PM
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    Maybe check the ground to the solenoid. Make sure there is no dirt or gunk built up under the part that bolts to the ground.
     
  7. Dec 16, 2016 at 8:24 PM
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    Just an update. I put in a new key and tumbler, ignition switch and still nothing. Ground wire is good, battery has full charge, both solenoid and starter are new. Still nothing!!
     
  8. Dec 16, 2016 at 9:31 PM
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    Im thinking get your schematic for wiring on the solenoid or Google it. Kaint remember off hand but sounds like you have I and S backwards? What makes me think this is your pulling the wire and by passing the solenoid and it starts. So sounds to me like your problem is at the solenoid?
     
  9. Dec 16, 2016 at 9:51 PM
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  10. Dec 21, 2016 at 8:18 PM
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    Thank you sir!! I will give it a look!!
     
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  11. Dec 26, 2016 at 9:41 PM
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    So the answer to my problem was the parking switch was disconnected. I didn't know there was such a switch. Thanks for the input.
     
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  12. Dec 27, 2016 at 8:37 AM
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    Glad ya got it figured out! And thanks for letting us know what the problem ended up being.
     
  13. Dec 29, 2016 at 5:56 PM
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    Glad you found the problem and that it was a small one!! :bowdown:
     
  14. Jun 10, 2017 at 6:13 PM
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    having a similar problem,could you explain where the parking switch is and is it for auto trans only? Not sure it will apply to my Jeep as I have a manual trans.
     
  15. Jun 10, 2017 at 8:38 PM
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    I believe it is for the automatic only.
     
  16. Jun 10, 2017 at 8:51 PM
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    Thanks for responding OFFGRID Yes Iam sure as well reaching for anything I guess. I started a new thread "90 yj NO Spark", as I am searching for help to get my JEEP back on the trail.
     
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