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post #1 of 21 Old 11-06-2013, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
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Jeep wont stop running

We got my Jeep to start we changed the ignition module. Now it will not stop running. We tried working the ignition module by hand to take out the tumbler and rod aspect. still will not kill the motor ANY help would be appreciated

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post #2 of 21 Old 11-06-2013, 02:36 PM
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The simplest thing would be a frozen ignition switch, which is separate from the ignition lock which you were working with. Try unplugging the harness from the switch.

If you've got a frozen switch, that would explain the burned up ICM.

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post #3 of 21 Old 11-06-2013, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
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We ignition switch on the column behind the dash. And we are working by hand right now and no matter what position it is in the jeep wont stop runninh
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post #4 of 21 Old 11-06-2013, 03:56 PM
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Unplug the switch

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post #5 of 21 Old 11-06-2013, 05:56 PM
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Or unplug the dizzy harness.

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post #6 of 21 Old 11-06-2013, 06:47 PM
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Or cover inlet so no air goes inTo engine

I don't feel like working on anything, at this time.
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post #7 of 21 Old 11-08-2013, 01:28 PM
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Did you unplug the ignition switch as I suggested?

If you unplug that switch and the jeep dies, then you know the issue is in that switch.

If you unplug that switch and the jeep does NOT die, then you know there is a short somewhere else that is keeping power to the ignition.

As others suggested, there are plenty of ways to kill the engine. The trick is not to kill the engine, but to find out what component is causing the problem.

Don't assume that just because you changed a component, that the new one is good.

If you don't try the things that are suggested, and keep us in the loop, we can't help you get to the bottom of your problem.

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post #8 of 21 Old 11-08-2013, 03:17 PM
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ground the alternator frame to the battery

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post #9 of 21 Old 11-08-2013, 04:39 PM
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Consider yourself lucky. Most YJs wont start running.

I wondered why the baseball kept getting bigger and bigger....then it hit me!
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post #10 of 21 Old 11-08-2013, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
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ok unplugged the switch with jeep running it did not stop. I will try the alternator tomorrow. I know there or lots of ways to make the engine die but that does not keep the constand drain of the battery stop. I really want to fix this right and not just jerry rig it to work.
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post #11 of 21 Old 11-08-2013, 08:41 PM
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Consider yourself lucky. Most YJs wont start running.
If I wasn't so busy beating my head against a wall cause this happened to me this morning I would laugh. Oh for my yj to always start. Now that would be nice
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post #12 of 21 Old 11-08-2013, 08:44 PM
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We got my Jeep to start we changed the ignition module. Now it will not stop running. We tried working the ignition module by hand to take out the tumbler and rod aspect. still will not kill the motor ANY help would be appreciated
What started the problem off. Was anything going on before the icm went out. Did u have any issues like this or do any upgrades with the wiring( add a radio or melt wires or disconnect anything for a fix??
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post #13 of 21 Old 11-08-2013, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
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well I got the YJ in a trade and it was not running when I bought it. I had to evict a rat that had torn some wires up i am pretty sure I got them all but is very likely I missed some. I was hoping it would be something like the switch but as I am finding out it could be a wide variety of things.
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post #14 of 21 Old 11-08-2013, 10:56 PM
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I would go through the wires again and make sure a wire didn't get miss spliced.
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post #15 of 21 Old 11-11-2013, 10:09 AM
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Easy fix. You have a starter solinoid on the firewall. Did you "repair" any of those wires? Also by any chance did you repair/replace wires on the starter?
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