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Ianbeaulieu 05-06-2013 09:46 PM

Jeep wont start
 
So I changed my oil pan gasket, put everything back together, put on the starter and then re connect my battery, well when I went to start it, it didnt click, like when the battery is dead it will do the click noise and it didn't, any thoughts?

Wranglin4Life 05-06-2013 10:43 PM

Are you sure you connected the starter right?

Ianbeaulieu 05-07-2013 01:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Wranglin4Life (Post 3727297)
Are you sure you connected the starter right?

Almost positive, I'll check again tomorrow, I'll feel dumb if I did considering there's only one wire

Keymo 05-07-2013 04:40 AM

I know this sounds stupid - but are you sure all of your grounds are hooked up and proper as well? :p

Ianbeaulieu 05-07-2013 09:22 PM

So we think my ignition messed up

Squirrel 442 05-07-2013 09:36 PM

Try to start it with ignition in on position by bridging the two big posts on the solenoid. Be safe have the e brake on. This usually will by pass ignition / safety sensor issues.

bc3_Jeep 05-07-2013 10:06 PM

Were there any SHIMS on the starter when you took it off????

Ianbeaulieu 05-07-2013 11:22 PM

The reason we think its the ignition is because there is no resistance when trying to start it from the accessory position it basically just falls forward

Squirrel 442 05-07-2013 11:48 PM

does the jeep power on when you turn it to the on position? If so try to bridge the starter to see if it starts.

Keymo 05-08-2013 12:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Ianbeaulieu (Post 3731735)
The reason we think its the ignition is because there is no resistance when trying to start it from the accessory position it basically just falls forward

Ahhh! Probably the ignition switch then, like y'all are thinking... :thumb:

My J-truck did that when I got it and that's what I replaced. When switched to "on" it'd fall forward and if you jiggled it just right you could get power but no start... I started off by adjusting the ignition switch and could get it to get power when the key would turn forward and then rigged a switch to start. Finally just replaced the ignition switch and it works like a charm now.

Ianbeaulieu 05-08-2013 02:28 AM

I'm gonna tow it to my buddy's shop tomorrow after school, have him look at it and tell me what would need to be replaced, kinda disappointing that this happened right after I replaced my oil pan gasket, as far as I know, we will start it and it could pour out oil lol

Keymo 05-08-2013 02:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Ianbeaulieu (Post 3732228)
I'm gonna tow it to my buddy's shop tomorrow after school, have him look at it and tell me what would need to be replaced, kinda disappointing that this happened right after I replaced my oil pan gasket, as far as I know, we will start it and it could pour out oil lol

That would be frustrating... Another strange thing is that the ignition switch thing just so happened to happen after you did that gasket replacement. Had you noticed anything strange with the key before you started the gasket replacement? Did you guys mess with ANYTHING under the dash or with the steering column?

I know FSJs had some weird things happen with the switch and tilt-wheel columns where you could adjust it to get it to work right again - bit I don't know about YJs having that be a common problem...

Ianbeaulieu 05-08-2013 03:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Keymo (Post 3732238)

That would be frustrating... Another strange thing is that the ignition switch thing just so happened to happen after you did that gasket replacement. Had you noticed anything strange with the key before you started the gasket replacement? Did you guys mess with ANYTHING under the dash or with the steering column?

I know FSJs had some weird things happen with the switch and tilt-wheel columns where you could adjust it to get it to work right again - bit I don't know about YJs having that be a common problem...

I would have trouble starting it every once in awhile, we didn't touch anything other than the oil pan, I'm wondering if someone tried to mess with it while it was out front

Keymo 05-08-2013 04:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Ianbeaulieu (Post 3732313)
I would have trouble starting it every once in awhile, we didn't touch anything other than the oil pan, I'm wondering if someone tried to mess with it while it was out front

When you'd have troubles starting would it be at the key though, as in the switch was starting to fail? By that, I mean you'd have power sometimes and sometimes not until you jiggled the key or something?

Could've happened... You might want to check under you column and see if someone tried messing with it. It could have just finally given out on you, too...

Ianbeaulieu 05-08-2013 01:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Keymo (Post 3732351)

When you'd have troubles starting would it be at the key though, as in the switch was starting to fail? By that, I mean you'd have power sometimes and sometimes not until you jiggled the key or something?

Could've happened... You might want to check under you column and see if someone tried messing with it. It could have just finally given out on you, too...

Yea like it would do the same thing as now until I wiggled it, I'll check it out again here in alittle


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