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post #1 of 5 Old 05-13-2013, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
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89' YJ won't start by itself??

Hello! I am new member here.I have owned my 89 YJ 2.5 Litre for a little over 2 years now. I'm still an amateur and learning everything about her.

But anyways I have a problem starting it. I replaced the battery, distributor coil, alternator, idle air speed motor, etc. trying to fix the cold weather problem it was having. Only problem is now I can only jump start it. Once I get it jump started, I can drive it around the block, there's no problem. Once I turn off the jeep, I can't start it back up. It's as if the battery is completely dead. Not even the gauges come on. I had the battery test, and it was fully charged. Any ideas? Let me know if you need more input from me.

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post #2 of 5 Old 05-13-2013, 04:33 PM
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Did you replace your starter?

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post #3 of 5 Old 05-13-2013, 04:38 PM
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clean the grounds... battery and block. Also firewall. See if that makes any different.

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post #4 of 5 Old 05-13-2013, 05:01 PM
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My vote is for bad connections/grounds, or bad cables.

Try the connections and grounds first. If still no go, then try new cables.
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post #5 of 5 Old 05-13-2013, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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My starter I did not replace. I will go through my grounds and cables sometime this week, and let you all know. Thank you!
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