84 CJ - Starting issues - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > CJ Jeep Forum > CJ Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 06-04-2013, 04:38 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: N Cali
Posts: 14
micksjeep is on a distinguished road
Question 84 CJ - Starting issues

Hi - thought I'd post this question out there to see if anyone has had this issue before, and a possible solution.

I have an 84 CJ7. We have rebuilt the engine and various parts, and it has not been driven much over the past several years due to family growth, etc.

Now that I want to drive it, it doesn't reliably start anymore.
It is not the battery - we replaced the battery.
It is not the starter.
We had the steering wheel column rebuilt a few years back due to the wobbly steering wheel issue, and it worked fine forr a long time. However, it seems that the start issue may be related to the steering column. We have changed the play on it, and it will start OK for a while, then will just not start.
It cranks fine. Sometimes the key/switch if we play with it when starting will finally catch, but that's not reliable either.

I want to drive it again, but cannot until it is reliable. I miss driving it.
Anyone have any thoughts? I would appreciate any input/possibilities.

micksjeep is offline   Quote
Old 06-04-2013, 09:38 PM   #2
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Tahlequah
Posts: 68
gcaughron is on a distinguished road
It sounds like an ignition switch issue to me. When we rebuilt my steering column for the same reason you stated it seemed like it took forever to get it adjusted correctly. If you aren't up to task it should be an easy fix for a qualified shop. Mine was a real pain but once we got it right I've had no problems whatsoever. Best of luck!

gcaughron is offline   Quote
Old 06-06-2013, 11:20 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: N Cali
Posts: 14
micksjeep is on a distinguished road
Thank you. We will continue to work on the adjustment. I wish I could find a quality repair shop nearby. Every time we paid someone to work on the jeep, or fix a part (engine rebuild, diff rebuild) we have had to re-do the work, ultimately spending double the money to fix the repair so it was right. We have had extreme difficulty finding quality repair resources. But at least we're on the right track. Thanks for your reply.
micksjeep is offline   Quote

cj7 , starting issues , steering column

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:49 AM.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC
« Back

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner