1998 TJ Wrangler - 197,000 Miles - Daily Driver
4.0 Inline 6
I just replaced the power steering pump yesterday and drove for at least an hour on my jeep back to my house - so that should have nothing to do with this, but I figured I would mention it.
When I try to start my Jeep, nothing happens. No click or anything.
What I've done so far:
I checked the battery voltage and it read 12.5 volts
All my lights work and are not dim
My lights do not dim when I try to start it
I can hear my fuel pump
I checked the starter relay using an ohm meter and it read around 65 ohms on two tabs and 0 on the other two tabs, so it's good -- I also just tried using a new relay and it didn't fix the problem either
I then put the dmm in the starter relay slot in my fuse box and got a 12 volt reading from pin number 30
I did the same thing as above but put my key to the on position and got a 12 volt reading from pin number 30, 85, and 87
I just tried putting a fuse (20amp) in the #20 slot behind my glove box (which should bypass the clutch safety switch, i believe) and that didn't work either.
I took my steering column panel off and turned my key to the on position and then removed the key's lock cylinder and tried to start it with a screwdriver and that didn't work either.
On my starter there appears to be 3 bolts. I attached a jumper cable from the top left one to the positive battery terminal and nothing happend. I then attached the jumper cable to the bottom left one to the positive battery terminal and all I saw was some sparks but not very much. I did not connect it to the far right one because it looks like a ground, but I can see the red positive wire going to one of two (or both) of the studs on the left. I can't tell which one because of the black plastic cover it has on it.
Here is a picture of my starter so you can tell what I mean by 3 studs. (In the pic you can only see one of the left, there are two - vertically)
Anyone have any other ideas? I've literally tried everything that I have found on-line. If you want pictures, I will gladly post some. I'm completely stumped on this. It ran perfect yesterday.