Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford
I'm thinking about your problem but in the mean time, I just wanted to let you know that '97 TJs have the ASD relay too. My very early (3/96 build date) '97 with the 4.0L has one. There is 12 volts on the input stud on the Power Distribution Center inside the engine compartment right?
Yeah I found that out today.I went over the old wiring harness,PDC and the new and checked for things that were different and found the 97 did also have the ASD but found two wires missing from the connectors that plug into the 100 way socket under the dash the 97 harness had a large red/white wire and the hole is empty in the 99 plug anyway I have gave up on that idea.I did get it running
now here is what I had to do.I tested the wire at the column from the ignition and found the large black/orange wire to be hot with key on and dies in the run position now if you run a hot wire to this and start the engine once started you can disconnect the hot from this wire.Oh BTW it starts just fine with the remote start feature without this wire jumped but you have to hook a hot wire to the large black/orange wire to start with key switch.Also this was all after by passing the ASD relay.Once I by-passed the ASD I had fire to the guages,fuel pump relay and coil driver wire but not to the hot wire to the coil and a few other things.I didn't get fire to the hot wire for the coil and the other things until hooking hot to the black/orange wire at the ignition.