89 cj wrangler nutter trouble - JeepForum.com
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Wrangler Forums > YJ Wrangler Technical Forum > 89 cj wrangler nutter trouble

The Cure for your Tie Rod Roll!Steering and more from Ruffstuff!Introducing MONSTALINER™ UV Permanent DIY Roll On Bed Line

Unread 11-19-2015, 12:47 PM   #1
Registered User
1991 YJ Wrangler 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 10
89 cj wrangler nutter trouble

Hi everyone thanks in advance. My son just got jeep was running pretty good and he did nutter got no start. I looked at wiring he had it wired wrong at start modular. He connected to wires going into harness. I changed wires to orange and purple going into start mod still no start. So I put back to original way it was wired and still no start. Do you think something could have gotten messed up when he had it wired incorrectly and tried to start. ANY HELP WOULD BE GREAT. Thanks again in advance

roempty is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 11-19-2015, 01:35 PM   #2
Mike Romain
Registered User
1986 CJ7 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Off the Grid in Chester Grant, Nova Scotia, Canada
Posts: 18,090
If he messed inside the harness, he might have gotten/cut the wrong orange wire. I would open the harness up to be sure.
When doing the nutter, I always recommend two new twisted together wires to hook the distributor directly to the ICM on the drivers inner fender. Have you read this link? http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/ho...bypass-522262/
Might help you figure it out.
That said,when I did the nutter, I had no start too. After double and triple checking everything, including a tow home, I figured out the pickup in the distributor wasn't strong enough to fire the ICM but it would trigger the ECU. The test is 400-800 ohms between the orange and purple going into the distributor with 650 the best. Mine was at 485.
Also be aware the hold down foot for the distributor is the ignition ground. Loosen it to adjust the timing and if it is rusty you can lose spark. The black wire going into the distributor can get a dedicated ground wire to it to get around that.

Good luck.
86/00 CJ7 Laredo, 33x9.5 BFG AT's, 'glass nose to tail in '00, 'New' frame,wires and plumbing in '09. Carter BBD Carbed 4.0 HO in '10.
89 YJ Renegade. BBD Carbed 4.0 HO. Locked front and rear with 33x9.5 BFG AT's
Some Canadian Bush Jeep Runs and Build Photos: http://mikeromainjeeptrips.shutterfly.com (10 new albums added Sept 16/10)
Mike Romain is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools

Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.