Starting problem, very odd - Jeep Wrangler Forum
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
Old 08-13-2014, 11:43 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 3
Starting problem, very odd

I just got a 95 yj that has had an older cj motor installed. Why, I don't know, but anyway when you go to start it it doesn't start until you release the key. You turn the key all the way and it cranks over and over then you release the key it will start. Any ideas?????

spanky32354 is offline   Quote
Old 08-14-2014, 08:30 AM   #2
Supporting Member

5-Year WF Supporting Member
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Sunapee Area NH
Posts: 591
Weak battery or charging system. Strong enough to crank the engine but not fire it at the same time. If it's a manual try starting in neutral without depressing clutch, that might give it enough juice, through reduced friction, to fire while cranking. But long run checkout the electrical system to get more juice while cranking.

I've got a couple MGs that do the same thing.

Tink5775 is offline   Quote
Old 09-27-2014, 02:16 PM   #3
2011Wrangler2011's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 19
Low battery could certainly be the problem. Do you still have electronic ignition in it? If you are using an old battery/coil system, there are several issues which could cause this problem.
2011Wrangler2011 is offline   Quote

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 06:16 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

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