Jeep won't turn off! - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Wrangler Forums > YJ Wrangler Technical Forum > Jeep won't turn off!

FS: Wrangler RGB Multicolor Fog Light LEDs: Awesome EffectJKS Now Available at www.baseline4x4.com, Trackbars, SkidsFS: 2007-2013 Jeep Wrangler "HALO" Angel Eye Kit

Reply
Unread 03-08-2006, 10:39 PM   #1
Pitman99505
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 4
Jeep won't turn off!

My jeep won't turn off. I turn the key off and it keeps running. I also keep replacing starters. Anyone have any clue as to what is going on with it? BTW, it is a 91 wrangler. Thanks everyone

Pitman99505 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-08-2006, 11:16 PM   #2
94YJ H.O.
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: West Valley City, Utah
Posts: 773
1st thing could be that you broke the lower actuator arm for the ignition rod. It will allow you to turn the Jeep on, but when you turn it the ignition rod will not pull back on the arm to shut off the motor. Most of them are made out of cheap pot metal and breakage is pretty common. At least this what happened on my Fullsize Bronco.

2nd is your timing is way off and the motor is dieseling because the plugs are staying hot enough to keep burning fuel. Check your timing.
__________________
[COLOR=SandyBrown] 1994 YJ 4.0 H.O.
3-speed Auto[/COLOR]

My NEW [url="http://www.rigrater.com"]RigRater[/url] Score: 406RRv1.0 with a BOA of 31.60
94YJ H.O. is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-08-2006, 11:23 PM   #3
Bob_R
Registered User
1991 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,388
Can't do anything with timing as the computer does it all. Sounds more like the switch to me too.
__________________
[B][COLOR="Yellow"]GROWING OLDER IS MANDATORY, GROWING UP IS OPTIONAL[/COLOR][/B] [COLOR="DarkRed"]TREAD LIGHTLY[/COLOR]
Bob_R is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-08-2006, 11:44 PM   #4
94YJ H.O.
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: West Valley City, Utah
Posts: 773
Oh, right, it's a '91. I thought it said it was '90. Anyway, disregard the 2nd option in that post
__________________
[COLOR=SandyBrown] 1994 YJ 4.0 H.O.
3-speed Auto[/COLOR]

My NEW [url="http://www.rigrater.com"]RigRater[/url] Score: 406RRv1.0 with a BOA of 31.60
94YJ H.O. is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-08-2006, 11:51 PM   #5
1993yjgreen
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 22
hey dude, thats awesome...come back when you cant get it started!

Just kidding, I agree with what the other guys have suggested. The quality of the metal especially if you do moderate wheeling can take a beating and warp.
1993yjgreen is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-09-2006, 12:36 AM   #6
Eclipzed98
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Omaha, Ne
Posts: 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by 94YJ H.O.
1st thing could be that you broke the lower actuator arm for the ignition rod. It will allow you to turn the Jeep on, but when you turn it the ignition rod will not pull back on the arm to shut off the motor. Most of them are made out of cheap pot metal and breakage is pretty common. At least this what happened on my Fullsize Bronco.
i agree i had the same thing happen to my bronco, and it was a pain to replace
Eclipzed98 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-10-2006, 12:46 AM   #7
jeezer93
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: sacramento, CA
Posts: 29
When you turn the key to off do the guages still work? If so I would lean towards the ignition switch being bad or one of the rods not connected as mentioned. goodluck
jeezer93 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-10-2006, 09:44 AM   #8
jeepnguns
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Las Cruces NM
Posts: 752
I would say your ignition switch is shot and not cutting power when you turn teh key off. This could be your starter problem also, since the starter may be staying engauged to long after the engine is started.
__________________
88 Wrangler
350 Chevy engine vortec heads Holley Pro-Jection
Ford T-18 Tranny
Dana 44s Detroits w/ 5.89s
38" Swamper SX
Lots of other random things and dents
jeepnguns is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-15-2006, 02:35 PM   #9
GroundClearance
Registered User
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: San Diego CA / Roanoke VA
Posts: 1,446
Any luck finding the problem, mine seems to be doing it now. I turn off the ignition, and the Jeep starts to die, but then starts back up..sorta, it runs like crap, the guages and lights stay on, but are very dim and change with the idle, I have to stick it in a high gear to kill the engine, any ideas? Since its a 88 could it be the timing?
__________________
'02 Wrangler TJ
'04 Rubi
'88 Wrangler YJ
'94 Grand Cherokee ZJ RIP FEB 25 2006
'47 CJ2A
Quote:
Originally Posted by knatdog55
matt, you are a dirty hooker, deal with it....
U.S. NAVY JEEP HULL # 41

TGC4x4 NOW WORKING
GroundClearance is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-15-2006, 02:44 PM   #10
Ezrider_42101
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 144
Quote:
Originally Posted by Groundclearance
Any luck finding the problem, mine seems to be doing it now. I turn off the ignition, and the Jeep starts to die, but then starts back up..sorta, it runs like crap, the guages and lights stay on, but are very dim and change with the idle, I have to stick it in a high gear to kill the engine, any ideas? Since its a 88 could it be the timing?
in an 88 seems how its carbed and it starts to die but doesnt, your disling, could be casued by excessive carbon biuld up timing to hot of plugs your timing or having your idel set too high
Ezrider_42101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-15-2006, 04:28 PM   #11
jbars
Registered User
1994 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: indiana
Posts: 207
My 94 4.0 HO does the same thing and has for quite some time. I don't have starter problems at all, it's just that when I shut the ignition off, it sets and Idles. It is not dieseling, I am familiar with dieseleng, it just idles very smoothly until it takes a notion to stop. I too have eased the clutch out to kill it when I got tired waiting for it to quit running. I also noticed if I accelerate while it is do it, it dies immediately. It's had me stumped for quite a while. I assume I have to pull the steering wheel to change the ignition switch??? Is that a bear to do??? thanks
__________________
jbars
94 yj
hoosierland
jbars is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-15-2006, 04:30 PM   #12
GroundClearance
Registered User
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: San Diego CA / Roanoke VA
Posts: 1,446
Mine doesnt idle smooth at all, very rough.
__________________
'02 Wrangler TJ
'04 Rubi
'88 Wrangler YJ
'94 Grand Cherokee ZJ RIP FEB 25 2006
'47 CJ2A
Quote:
Originally Posted by knatdog55
matt, you are a dirty hooker, deal with it....
U.S. NAVY JEEP HULL # 41

TGC4x4 NOW WORKING
GroundClearance is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-15-2006, 04:32 PM   #13
jbars
Registered User
1994 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: indiana
Posts: 207
O.K., that's different than my problem, your is dieseling when you shut the key off,that's either advanced timing, or fuel too rich. good luck
__________________
jbars
94 yj
hoosierland
jbars is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-15-2006, 04:40 PM   #14
GroundClearance
Registered User
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: San Diego CA / Roanoke VA
Posts: 1,446
Alright, thanks.
__________________
'02 Wrangler TJ
'04 Rubi
'88 Wrangler YJ
'94 Grand Cherokee ZJ RIP FEB 25 2006
'47 CJ2A
Quote:
Originally Posted by knatdog55
matt, you are a dirty hooker, deal with it....
U.S. NAVY JEEP HULL # 41

TGC4x4 NOW WORKING
GroundClearance is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-15-2006, 04:45 PM   #15
Why J?
Registered User
1993 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Knoxville Tn
Posts: 3,445
rough idle, and diesling. i'll bet it's the egr valve.
__________________
New Project "Pissed Wife"

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/project-pissed-wife-747535/
Phase II 5.3L/4L60e then NV3550
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/p...stall-1400506/
Why J? is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.