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mattmason 10-12-2012 12:36 PM

dead jeep.
Ok the starter, and starter switch sylonoid went out on me the funny part to me is also with those two things out nothing turns on all my gages don't come on nor anything else when the key is turned the lights and hazard don't work. I am going threw this jeeps issues I am planning on replacing all fuses and all parts to include the ignition switch as well as the starter and sylonoid as well I could use any advice that's out there.

dennis461 10-27-2012 01:23 PM

What year,
what model
How old are you
What are you wearing

OK, skip the last one, but more info is needed.

Is the battery installed backwards?

mattmason 02-26-2013 01:02 PM

its a 1989 sahara, but heres what i have done as of so far. starter, starter relay battery, fuses, fuel pump, carb, fuel pump relay, ignition coil, replaced. it came back to life for a bit but it was snowing so i only got it up to 30mph and brought it home as my top has some issues... well i was going to take it to work the next morning but it started up and as soon as i hit the headlight switch everything died just like before...
yes i am new to the jeep thing and it is a learning process

chuckuga 02-26-2013 01:25 PM

Check your fuses again.

mattmason 03-10-2013 09:11 AM

checked the fuses they are all good. now i am still woring on that switch. holy crap its a pain in the ass to get to its like they decided to put it in the worst possible place to get up into

892586cyl 03-10-2013 11:55 AM

Check the wire harness above the parking brake release lever. Mine had worn through and caused a similar problem. It needed hung so it wasn't rubbing the lever and the harness retaped so it stopped rubbing an exposed wire.

mattmason 03-18-2013 09:56 PM

sounds like something i will have to look into. besides im at a stand still with the dash and ac pulled apart. started digging in to see if i could get the ignition switch replaced and turns out the mounting bracket for the one i bought is bacwards then the kids broke my head lamp so yea on the SOL for the time being. honestly wish i had a machanic buddy here in mass that knew this stuff inside and out, but being new up here i dont get that luxury

mattmason 04-04-2013 08:26 AM

at the point where i am looking into the fusable link to the starter. as it is a main contact point for juice to get to the jeep. (this must be what i get for not naming this one.)

mattmason 04-04-2013 08:27 AM

totally honest i want it running as i am hoping to misapropriate some funds from my unit to hold an event some time this summer.

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