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Unread 10-17-2013, 05:42 PM   #1
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Jeep not starting after clutch and transfer case replacement

I was hoping you guys could help me out. I've got a 1994 YJ. Not too long ago, the rear wheel draft shaft came apart at the U joint while I was driving. Needless to say, the transfer case didn't survive the incident. The tranny was having issues anyway, so I had a friend of mine replace both the tranny and transfer case. Anyway, after all said and done, the Jeep will not start. It doesn't even try to turn over. You turn the key and dash goes out and comes back on when you release it. No clicking, or any noise really, from under the hood. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

Disclaimer: First off, the friend in question is no longer available. He travels for work and is currently out of the state, on night shift. We've been playing phone tag with no luck. Secondly, I'm an industrial mechanic by trade. I know a little about auto mechanics, and understand some of the lingo, but I am in no way, shape, or form an auto mechanic. I have no issues doing the actual work, but if I ask a stupid question, please bear with me.

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Unread 10-17-2013, 05:47 PM   #2
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What transmission? Fill out your profile please.

Silly question but did you hook up the starter wires when you put the tranny back in and the starter back on?
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Unread 10-17-2013, 05:52 PM   #3
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Neutral safety switch?
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Unread 10-17-2013, 05:55 PM   #4
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AX5 tranny I'm pretty sure. I thought about the Neutral Safety Switch, but looking online, I'm inclined to believe it doesn't have one. I've never tried to start it without pressing the clutch in before all of this to be honest.
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Unread 10-17-2013, 06:33 PM   #5
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No neutral safety switch....

Does everything but the starter come on?? (lights, cel, fuel pump prime)
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Unread 10-18-2013, 05:19 AM   #6
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make sure the engine ground stap is hooked up. its easy to forget about it
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Unread 10-18-2013, 06:20 AM   #7
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If the lights go out when you hit the key and come back on when you let off. I would beleive eithier your battery is dead or the start is bound up. So make sure your battery is charged first.
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Unread 10-18-2013, 08:07 AM   #8
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Make sure the battery is fully charged. As previously mentioned check the grounds especially the engine ground strap. Check BOTH battery cables to make sure they are clean and tight. Give the starter a couple of hard taps with a hammer, since it may be bound up.
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Unread 10-18-2013, 08:36 AM   #9
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You dont have a Nuestral Saftey switch but you have the wiring. I bet your reverse lights are not working either. There is wiring and a connector going down the pass side of the engine compartment near the middle. (I think its a 6 pin connector, not 6 wires but 6 pin)You either didnt connect it or the wiring at the tcase/trans.
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Unread 10-18-2013, 11:55 AM   #10
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Reverse lights come on. I'm getting ready to crawl under it and play with the starter. I'll give you guys and update when I know more. And thanks for all of the replies!
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Unread 10-18-2013, 12:06 PM   #11
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Quick question. I didn't take part in the starter being removed when we did the tranny. Is there a way to make sure it was wired back correctly. I know, under normal circumstances, you label the wires before removing it. What if the wires were attached to the wrong posts?
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Unread 10-18-2013, 12:21 PM   #12
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Jumper the starter relay in the PDC from pin 30 to 87. It put power to the brown wire on the starter and should crank it over unless the NSS is messed up. You should also try using the jumper cables and put power from the battery strait to the starter.
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Unread 10-18-2013, 12:25 PM   #13
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Jumper the starter relay in the PDC from pin 30 to 87. It put power to the brown wire on the starter and should crank it over unless the NSS is messed up. You should also try using the jumper cables and put power from the battery strait to the starter.
Alright, put that in slightly stupid terms for me.
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Unread 10-18-2013, 12:26 PM   #14
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Also, I tried jumping the battery, no avail. I do get what sounds like an electrical motor going when I crank the key. I assume its the fuel pump?
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Unread 10-18-2013, 12:49 PM   #15
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Take a 3" piece of wire and pull the starter relay in the pdc. Look at the side of the relay it has a pic of the numbers on the side of the relay. In the relay socket the relay plugs into, connect the wire from 30 to 87 and see if the starter turns over. If it doesnt use a jumper cable and connect from battery positive to the hot terminal on the starter and see if it starts.
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