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Old 11-03-2010, 04:01 PM   #1
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Ignition problem

Ill try and explain it:
95% of the time my jeep starts perfectly. Seemingly randomly it won't make any effort to turn over and start, but if I wait 15 minutes or more, or wiggle the steering column up and down, it'll usually start.
I did a test, by turning the lights on when it wouldn't start, and the lights don't dim at all, which means that it's not drawing any power, so energy isn't even making it to the starter. By banging it around and it working I kind of think it's a loose wire, or the ignition coils. Nobody has a solid answer for me and I don't wanna play the guess and replace game.
Any ideas or help would be great,

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Old 11-03-2010, 04:03 PM   #2
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Clutch safety sensor maybe? I'm sitting in my car now guessing haha

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Old 11-03-2010, 04:05 PM   #3
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Just started, any help would be great still, it's reoccurring. It's made me great at parking on hills, pushstarting it jumping in and popping the clutch though.
*do not try at home
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Old 11-03-2010, 07:09 PM   #4
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Are you saying it won't crank, or it won't start?

If it won't crank, then obviously it has nothing to do with the ignition coils.

If you can get it to start by wiggling the steering column, wouldn't common sense logic say it has something to do with the steering column?

Look under the dash around the steering column, there are several connectors under there that may be loose.
It's no wonder the country is falling apart - stupidity abounds!
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