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Old 11-17-2011, 07:20 AM   #1
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Starter problem ?

Ok just got everything back together last night after new clutch in .Went tostart Jeep and dash lights came on ,no start,and then dash lights went out .It blew the ignition maxi-fuse under the hood .Replaced it got lights back to dash but still no start.Turned key on and jumped solenoid at starter and it started and ran ,but starter stayed engaged while jeep was running .I noticed the small post on the solenoid was very loose inside the solenoid ,would this cause that or am I overlooking something ? Any help is appreciated .
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Old 11-17-2011, 01:52 PM   #2
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Yes, if that post on your starter solenoid is loose, DISCONNECT THE BATTERY IMMEDIATELY! You have a "fire potential" now!! Bring your starter to a rebuild shop or pick up a new one. Either way, it should be serviced.

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Yes, if that post on your starter solenoid is loose, DISCONNECT THE BATTERY IMMEDIATELY! You have a "fire potential" now!! Bring your starter to a rebuild shop or pick up a new one. Either way, it should be serviced.

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Yes battery has been disconnected since discovering this last night .Wife picked up new starter today ,and I will be replacing it as soon as I get home .Thanks for the reply !!
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Glad you found it......that loose post probably was causing a dead short..
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Old 11-18-2011, 08:41 AM   #5
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Update : Installed new starter last night and no start,found out solenoid wire was damaged somewhere ,removed old solenoid wire and ran new from fuse box (solid brown wire )got it to turn over but Chinazone reman. starter is sh!t ,starter gear would not kick out all the way .Installed old starter and booyah! started right up .I epoxied the post on the old starter so it would not move and it started , got the kids to basketball practice and me to work this morning .Wife is exchanging the starter at Chinazone today ,and I will change it this weekend .Thanks for all you guys help in troubleshooting this .
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Just remembered something... in my YJ (when it had a 2.5 in it) I had a starter issue. It was really a "two part" problem. The starter went out AND the light blue wire going to the starter fried. I found out this wire was a "fusible link". I bought a roll of it from NAPA and replaced it. You might want to make sure yours is OK also.

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Just remembered something... in my YJ (when it had a 2.5 in it) I had a starter issue. It was really a "two part" problem. The starter went out AND the light blue wire going to the starter fried. I found out this wire was a "fusible link". I bought a roll of it from NAPA and replaced it. You might want to make sure yours is OK also.

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Thanks for the heads up ,We found that when we were re-installing the tranny,we pinched the solenoid wire where it runs by the bell housing ,removed wire completely from harness and ran brand new wire,everything is good now .
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Hey, big guy, I am glad everything is working out for you now.

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