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Unread 08-04-2013, 08:14 PM   #1
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93 YJ won't crank

when i turn the key forward to start me jeep there is no clicking from the solenoid, or anything, doesnt click or crank, headlights dont dim at all... everything else works just cant get it to crank... what could it be? just replaced the starter cuz i thought it might be that but still nothing.. i did just rehook up my wiring harness to the tub, because i had the body off.. i believe everything is hooked back up correctly.. anything i should be looking for?

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Unread 08-05-2013, 09:54 AM   #2
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I just went through this exact same issue with a 95 YJ. You need to check the starter switch on top of the steering column. It can go bad and then you don't get electric sent to the starter. It's cheap, about $12. Also make sure the wire going from the starter switch to the fuse relay box in the engine is solid and connected to the fuse. You can pull the fuse box out (The one by the battery) and take it apart to look at the bottom. The starter wire from the steering column to that fuse should be yellow. From there follow the wires down to the starter, is the starter getting power when you turn the key.

Or you could do all of this in reverse, start at the starter and work your way to the ignition switch on the steering column. Also check the fuse and make sure it is good. I just swapped it out with another similar fuse to test it.

My problem ended up being the wire going from the firewall to the fuse box itself. It had an entire section missing.
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Unread 08-09-2013, 04:57 PM   #3
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funny story, tranny linkage was out of adjustment, so it was stuck between park and reverse. simple adjusted it so it sit fully in park. cranked and fired right up... sometimes its the little things that seem to skip the mind when trying to find the answer.
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Unread 08-11-2013, 11:10 PM   #4
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Neutral safety switch. You can change your trans type to 'auto' in your profile, that way we are better able to help. Glad you figured it out.
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