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Old 05-15-2006, 08:16 PM
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Unhappy Help! My YJ won't start

Hey. I've got a 93 YJ, 4L 6cyl 5sp. I bought it about 2 months ago knowing it was in a front end collision a few years before. My dumbass now ex-boyfriend thought it was in perfect running condition, not even noticing that the motor mounts had been moved- its sitting on a 4cyl frame.
So here's the problem- I had a friend replace the clutch disc, pressure plate, slave and master, and resurface the flywheel. It ran perfectly for about 3 days before not starting again. it will start with no problem- not even chugging or seeming to have to work for it- about 60% of the time. The rest of the time it either has a real hard time starting or just doesnt. When it won't start it doesn't even try to turn over, one or two of the cluster lights comes on for a second and it makes a clicking noise. the second time I try nothing happens. This seems to mainly happen when its wet outside. I have able to start it a few hours later every time but right now. After two tries at starting the battery died and I can't get it to jump start.
Any help or thoughts on the situation would be great!
Thanks, Kim

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Old 05-15-2006, 08:39 PM   #2
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check the wiring on the starter make sure it is grounded on the block very well

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Old 05-16-2006, 05:05 PM   #3
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Sounds like a very dead battery now. Try that first. From what you say I'd bet it's the battery.
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Old 05-16-2006, 05:40 PM   #4
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X2 on the battery but I'd also check the cables and ground first.
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hate to be repetitive, but check battery connections as well as connections at the starter
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Old 05-20-2006, 11:17 AM   #6
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Had the same problem with my 95. After running all electrical twice,and killing a battery, discovered it was the computer.

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