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post #1 of 21 Old 07-06-2017, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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Won't crank won't start

I haven't been on here as much as I once was but I have a problem and need advice. My jeep doesn't see much use but today I went to start it and well I got nothing. I know what your thinking battery is dead, well it's not I unhook it when I know it's gonna sit and I hooked it back up when I go to use it. Battery is good that's not the issue, when I go to turn the key it won't crank won't do anything, radio, hvac, anything that's ran off the ignition doesn't work, but the interior lights, headlights and tail lights all work. Could it be the ignition switch I've never had a problem with it before?


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post #2 of 21 Old 07-06-2017, 10:15 PM
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A no-crank scenario often ties to a dirty or failing Neutral Safety Switch, particularly after extended non-use.
Try moving the shifter front to rear several times and starting in neutral.

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My jeeps 5 speed

90 - xj laredo- 4.5" rough country lift, 6.5" of total lift with drop brackets, zj disc brakes on c8.25, olympic winch bumper, jcr upper and lower quarter armor, IRO hack-n-tap and rock sliders and rear bumper. rugged ridge 8500lb winch. Spartan locker up front. With a jd yellow paint job, 97+ front end and bushwacker cut out flares. 35's
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Something ain't getting from the battery to the ignition switch........

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What feeds the ignition, I'm pretty sure all the fuses are good

90 - xj laredo- 4.5" rough country lift, 6.5" of total lift with drop brackets, zj disc brakes on c8.25, olympic winch bumper, jcr upper and lower quarter armor, IRO hack-n-tap and rock sliders and rear bumper. rugged ridge 8500lb winch. Spartan locker up front. With a jd yellow paint job, 97+ front end and bushwacker cut out flares. 35's
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What feeds the ignition, I'm pretty sure all the fuses are good
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Changed that still nothing

90 - xj laredo- 4.5" rough country lift, 6.5" of total lift with drop brackets, zj disc brakes on c8.25, olympic winch bumper, jcr upper and lower quarter armor, IRO hack-n-tap and rock sliders and rear bumper. rugged ridge 8500lb winch. Spartan locker up front. With a jd yellow paint job, 97+ front end and bushwacker cut out flares. 35's
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Changed that still nothing
Check the fuel pressure on the rail? If there's no fuel, it won't even crank.

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Check the fuel pressure on the rail? If there's no fuel, it won't even crank.
It's not fuel related

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How's your clock spring? My 95 had a wire not making good contact in the clock spring and it would die and not do anything. I had headlights but no vents, radio or crank.
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How's your clock spring? My 95 had a wire not making good contact in the clock spring and it would die and not do anything. I had headlights but no vents, radio or crank.
Don't have one

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Don't have one
You should. It is in the steering wheel
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You should. It is in the steering wheel
I know what a clockspring is, I have renix era Cherokee

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I know what a clockspring is, I have renix era Cherokee
Didn't know they didn't have one. I will have to remember that when i finally mess with my mj again.
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