I have a 1952 Willy's Jeep CJ-3a that is fully rebuilt (not by me). It was working perfectly until recently when out of the blue it would not start. I believe that the starter is dead, as the gauges light up and there is no noise as I try to start it. I replaced the batteries for good measure and it made no difference. A friend of mine suggested giving the starter a good knock or two as the solenoid might have a dead spot, however this made no difference either. I am at the point now where I feel that I should tow the vehicle to a mechanic as I am too busy and lack the knowledge to fix it myself. I have a Ram truck that I can tow the jeep behind and have an A-frame tow bar that the vehicle came with. I plan on 1) attaching the tow bar and making sure it is level, 2) connecting tow light wiring so as to be legal and safe, 3) put the transmission into neutral, then transfer case into neutral, then put transmission into park, and 4) put key in ignition to "on" position so that the steering is unlocked.
Does all of this sound ok? I have been reading some things online and occasionally it will say "start engine" which I unfortunately cannot do. Will my transfer case go into neutral without turning the engine on? Do I need to push the vehicle a couple feet or so to disengage anything?
I really appreciate any advice you can offer about towing or fixing my initial problem, which I am assuming to be the starter.