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Old 03-16-2012, 09:16 PM
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i need some advice .... been having issues with my 95 Rio Grande

Hi guys,
Im new to the forum, and I am looking to hopefully get some advice on my Wrangler. I have had my Jeep for about a year now, and haven't had any problems with it. It is a 1995 Wrangler Rio Grande. She has about 72,000 miles. I was having some problems with it overheating, so I had changed the thermostat and flushed the radiator. Which fixed my problem, but ever since it wont start. The starter clicks like it is a bad solenoid. It will catch in gear, but wont start any other way. I changed the starter today, and that didn't fix the problem. A few months ago I was having issues with the fuse for my gauges blowing all of the time. But that eventually stopped happening randomly. Im wondering now though if those things were connected, because it was the Ign/Starter fuse that blew all of the time I believe. I am a chick with general knowledge of vehicles .... but when it comes to troubleshooting things like this im pretty much at a loss .... Considering the fact I only weigh about 120 pounds soaking wet .... its not always the easiest most convenient task trying to get my jeep moving fast enough to catch it in gear when im not lucky enough to be able to park on a hill, lol. I would love anyyy kind of advice you may have. Or any similar issues u have had, and resolved that could maybe give me an idea of what to try next. I don't know what to turn at this point.

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Take a piece of wire or a pair of pliers and try to jump the contacts on the starter solenoid. If the engine cranks over then your problem is the solenoid itself. Flushing the coolant and replacing the thermostat shouldn't cause any form of issue to the misc starting components.

If your ignition fuse is blowing you need to inspect the harness for a short somewhere. Don't try to start it again unless you find the issue, otherwise you can blow more than just a fuse...

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