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Starting issue

Discussion in 'Wrangler YJ (1986-1995)' started by Smoke Doc, Jul 7, 2017.

  1. Jul 7, 2017 at 10:21 AM
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    Smoke Doc

    Smoke Doc [OP] New Member

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    Last weekend I had been driving picking up stuff for a little remodel I have been working on. 5 or 6 six stop and starts. Last stop before heading to the house stopped at the store went to start to go home and turned the key the starter clicked two or three time then nothing. would not rump start or push start had to pull home. Been a little sick this week and could not start checking things out till today.
    Retried to jump start still nothing the battery seams fully charged it was replaced about six weeks ago, the old one had a bad cell. The lights are bright when turned on.
    Started with the power distribution box under the hood found the 50 amp Maxi fuse blown. Replace fuse with new 50 amp fuse. buzzer and gauges started working. When I tried to start the engine the starter clicked hard 2 or 3 times and I got off the key. Hooked up jumper cables and it started right up. I drove around 10 to 15 min and parked at the house and tried to start and it clicked again I only let it click 2 times.

    So I am thinking starter going bad end of last year had to use the starter to start the jeep in gear to get home 7 or 8 times, the clutch slave cylinder went out. I think that had something to do with the battery problem.

    Any one have any suggestion? Thanks for any help!
     
  2. Jul 7, 2017 at 11:54 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine Moderator

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    Check the ground cable, and make sure it has a hard, clean contact.
     
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  3. Jul 7, 2017 at 11:55 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine Moderator

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    Might want to remove it, and sand the surface to make sure it's a clean connection
     
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  4. Jul 11, 2017 at 6:56 AM
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    OFFGRID Well-Known Member

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    Howell fuel injection, header, HEI distributor, TH350, NP208, SOA lift with YJ springs in the front & GW springs in the Rear. AMC20 with G2 1 piece chromos trussed, Dana 30 with G2 chromos and 760x ujoints and MM Stainless Hubs, Geared 4.56. Tom Woods shafts, Metal cloaks, Caged, 37" Toyo MTs.
    I agree with Chris. Sounds like a bad connection.
     
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  5. Aug 20, 2017 at 7:09 AM
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    Smoke Doc

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    Replaced the starter been starting for a couple weeks with no issues. Thanks for your help!
     
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