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Unread 07-16-2013, 02:26 PM   #1
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If I ever see the PO again, I'm going to .......

..... steal every friggin' electrical tool from his tool box!!!

Some people should never touch anything that contains COPPER! Apparently, when the PO of my Wrangler replaced the starter solenoid some time back, he didn't like the way the wires were run by the factory so he wrapped them around the solenoid. Most likely in an effort to keep them out of the way. This made the primary loom sit ON TOP of the starter solenoid and rub the insulation off two of the main wires for the solenoid causing just a MINOR short between the battery and the starter solenoid.

This short could have easily caught the entire Jeep on fire!!!! FYI, and FWIW, take a moment and look at the loom running from the outboard side of your battery, under the battery tray, and past the starter solenoid to make sure that the loom is not using the starter solenoid as a support.


Left side is the "before" showing the wires wrapped around the solenoid in such a way that you could barely even tell the solenoid was there.

Right side shows the "after" to where you can now clearly see the ignition circuit connectors connected to the top of the solenoid

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Unread 07-16-2013, 04:41 PM   #2
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Some just have no idea what they are doing but if it works they are happy. You got lucky and found it. Good work thanks for posting for everyone to look at and learn.
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Unread 07-16-2013, 05:14 PM   #3
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Not to hijack your post, but well, to hijack your post, it seems like this could make a pretty fun sticky.
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Unread 07-16-2013, 07:55 PM   #4
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OMG dont even let me get started on POs. With the title of your post I was thinking "If I ever see the PO......I am gonna knock the crap outa him" kinda deal.
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Unread 07-16-2013, 10:21 PM   #5
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..... Shake his hand. Because I now CLEARLY know what NOT to do to my YJ.

Sent from my phone because I'm doing something "more important"
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Unread 07-16-2013, 10:56 PM   #6
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Not to hijack your post, but well, to hijack your post, it seems like this could make a pretty fun sticky.
Lol that's what i was thinking.
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Unread 07-17-2013, 12:16 AM   #7
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If I ever see the po, I'll ask him kindly why he didn't love his jeep as much as the owner before him did. All problems I've found stem from his jankey "upgrades" but all mods he didn't take credit for are solid, well done upgrades. Makes me sick some days.
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Unread 07-17-2013, 04:34 AM   #8
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if I ever see the po im going to take every can of spray foam I can find in his garage and start filling all his "rust holes" I mean really who puts spray foam inside the rear frame rails?
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Unread 07-17-2013, 05:43 AM   #9
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When I bought mine, it came with a complete set of Factory Service Manuals. As soon as I got them home I realized they were all spotlessly clean and unused.



Then I found all the receipts for everything they paid to have done; it was great to buy an unmolested Jeep!
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Unread 07-17-2013, 08:55 AM   #10
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When I bought mine, it came with a complete set of Factory Service Manuals. As soon as I got them home I realized they were all spotlessly clean and unused.



Then I found all the receipts for everything they paid to have done; it was great to buy an unmolested Jeep!
When everything turns to crap, and we go all Donnor party, guess who's first!
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