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09-23-2012 04:18 PM
cwarren150 Hey thanks for all the help. I changed the terminals and striped the wires for cleaner connections and now Heidi is running good as new.

There was a lot of corrosion and some worn terminals but everything else seemed to be ok.

Again thanks to everyone for the help.
09-23-2012 10:36 AM
camarozz
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Originally Posted by cwarren150 View Post
I checked the voltage at the starter/solenoid (together for and 88') it looked good when off but it actually went negative when tried to start. Is this normal? I am going to get new terminal clamps today and do a many have suggested and strip some clean wire for the connection.

Thanks guys if you think of anything else let me know I will tell ya'll how the change goes.
sounds like the battery is dead... start with fully charging the battery, and while its charging clean all the contacts on the battery and down to the starter. Verify there is no corrosion on any of the contacts on the solenoid and make sure to clean those contacts too.

You could have a bad alternator and the battery is not charging, or the contacts on the battery are bad enough to not allow the battery to charge properly; or even a bad battery.

You may not need new connectors, just make sure there is no major corrosion or broken wires on the connector. Use water to soften all the corrosion, it is cheap and easy, and try not to scrape the terminals with a knife or some object like that. Even soak the connector all the way up into the cable too, for a while, it will help clear the contacts since the corrosion also climbs up into the cable too.
09-23-2012 09:44 AM
cwarren150 I checked the voltage at the starter/solenoid (together for and 88') it looked good when off but it actually went negative when tried to start. Is this normal? I am going to get new terminal clamps today and do a many have suggested and strip some clean wire for the connection.

Thanks guys if you think of anything else let me know I will tell ya'll how the change goes.
09-21-2012 12:45 AM
draarong2004 this actually just happened to me, found out today that it was a loose terminal, it didn't look loose and seemed tight, till i tried turning the butterfly nut and it went around almost a full turn...sounds like the wiring is goin bad...mine made the same click noise, radio would work, heater fan would turn on lights would work...but not a good enough connection for the starter to turn over.
09-20-2012 07:28 PM
chris1990 Sounds like the solenoid has gone bad
09-20-2012 06:56 PM
JLB1001
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i had the same problem on my 88 - clean the posts on your battery and in my case replace both clamps. I also had to strip the positive wire cable back an inch to get some fresh wire.

you have enough juice with your current connection to run the accessories, but not enough with the bad connection to kick your starter.

Thats another place to look into...
+1, I did this a month ago. The wire that was in the connector on the positive battery terminal was corroded really bad. I stripped the wire back and used a couple new connectors for both the negative and positive and now running strong.
09-20-2012 04:59 PM
Fishnic i had the same problem on my 88 - clean the posts on your battery and in my case replace both clamps. I also had to strip the positive wire cable back an inch to get some fresh wire.

you have enough juice with your current connection to run the accessories, but not enough with the bad connection to kick your starter.

Thats another place to look into...
09-20-2012 04:09 PM
yj4x4 Did.you actually take the starter in to check it. I had a starter go bad on.my truck and it was the same symptoms. Turned out it was the bendix/solenoid thay went bad
09-20-2012 09:38 AM
cwarren150
HELP: 88'- One Click No Start

So, My 88' Wrangler (4 cylinder) is not starting. I turn the key and there is one click and no crank. All my electronics work. When I push start it, it runs great. I have checked the starter, the battery, alternator and relays. I also tried connecting another ground to the starter and/or engine. I don't know what else to check. I thought that I could be the Igintion coil but it runs fine when I push start it.

I am running out of ideas. Anyone out there with similar problem?

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