But there are spliced wires at the solenoid? Like I said our rigs have a long and storied past when it comes to POs.
I scanned in the ignition schematic and some trouble shooting pages from my factory manual.
Try these. http://home.mindspring.com/~dave.mcd...20ignition.pdf
Thank you! You went above and beyond! Im going to trouble shoot it today...one more question are there any fuses that I have to worry about?
i had a similar issue like this when i put a 4.0L form a 99 XJ into my 89 YJ. i spent three days trying to trouble shoot everything. come to find out it was a mini fuse in the fuse box under the hood that shuts off the ingnition system if it was blown. I learned real quick check every fuse no matter what it was for. I don't know on the 88 if you have a fuse that may do the same thing. Soinds so simple, but i tried everything you have been trying before i figured that out.
DA when you start the jeep it has a path that gives it 12 vdc. When you release the starter it is switched through the resisve wire and drops down the coil voltage to about 8 vdc. In the link is the service manual. Use the 1990 trouble shooting step by step starting at page 117. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/c...block-1400388/