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Unread 03-27-2011, 10:08 PM   #16
ZerOc00l
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Okay
I crawled under the jeep, all connection look good, nuts tight
Nothing grounding out

I went to touch the solenoid and I just noticed that it's actually loose
I can grab the solenoid and move it a bit, like it's actually loosely connected to the starter
You can wiggle it around
I also tested the distributor wires again and noticed that it's not giving me spark again
Could this be the culprit for no spark no start??

Sparks are still coming out of it, going to go crawl under it. Watch it closely this time and see exactly where the sparks are coming from.

Don't remember those ever being loose on the starter motor

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Unread 03-27-2011, 11:10 PM   #17
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Another update
Pulled the starter off, 2 bolts that hold the solenoid in place fell right out when I pulled out starter
The solenoid was completely loose in there.
Is there a chance this starter is completely screwed or what??
I'm guessing water got in there. Weather here has been very wet, snow flying, salt all over the roads to melt snow
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Unread 03-28-2011, 10:38 PM   #18
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I wouldnt think it being wet would cause the solenoid to fail like that, or they wouldnt have put the starter where it would get drenched all the time.. but then again they have experts for that.

I would replace the starter if the solenoid is loose, thats one thing you dont want anything loose on. But you could take it out and bring it to a parts store that can run a test on it to see if its good or bad. I still recommend getting a new one, check to see if your crank position sensor is tight, if its off by even the slightest the engine will crank but it will never catch. Its located right on the drivers side of the bell housing by the top; held on by 2 bolts.
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Unread 03-29-2011, 01:00 PM   #19
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After going that far, its just makes sense to go the distance and replace it. Your bendix was probably binding when you were trying to start it. Keep us posted.
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Unread 03-30-2011, 08:26 PM   #20
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Ok then
The final verdict is in
My old AC Delco starter was done
Had magnet damage in the starter
The solenoid was tested out, shorted out
The battery was also in the dumps
Ignition Coil tested out fine, take back the new one I just got

Replaced the battery (850 CCA rated 150 Rtc) and a Reman AC Delco starter
Boom, jeep fired up like a champ

Now my guess the problem was between the battery and the starter solenoid being shorted out
Only pulled out a few patches of hair but not bald yet

I'd like to thank everyone on here for the suggestions and tips
Cheers and happy Jeeping to everyone
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Unread 03-30-2011, 11:25 PM   #21
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glad to see you narrowed it all down
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Unread 03-31-2011, 01:14 AM   #22
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Ok then
The final verdict is in
My old AC Delco starter was done
Had magnet damage in the starter
The solenoid was tested out, shorted out
The battery was also in the dumps
Ignition Coil tested out fine, take back the new one I just got

Replaced the battery (850 CCA rated 150 Rtc) and a Reman AC Delco starter
Boom, jeep fired up like a champ

Now my guess the problem was between the battery and the starter solenoid being shorted out
Only pulled out a few patches of hair but not bald yet

I'd like to thank everyone on here for the suggestions and tips
Cheers and happy Jeeping to everyone
Now see there everyone?
This is how it should be done!
Thank you too for posting what the solution was to your problem.
I've seen too many threads where the problem seems to never be solved because the OP never follows up and posts the solution to their problem.
It just makes me wanna pull my hair out too when searching for answers for myself, too problems similiar to what they experiencing.
Thanks again for following up with the solution.
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Unread 04-02-2013, 03:46 PM   #23
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New to a forum but i need help.

my 1993 yj 4.0L 5-speed has been giving my trouble over the past couple weeks with starting. it will crank and crank but wont start unless i use starter fluid. i replaced the fuel pump in august and i can hear it prime. i put a new fuel filter on, new fuel pressure regulator. new cap rotor and pickup in the distibutor, still no start unless i use starting fluid. im really stumped and it boggles me how it can start and run after using starting fluid but after it sits for more than 10 minutes it wont start again with out spraying it.
someone please help im bout had it and almost want to get rid of it, its that bad.


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Pocket

thats definetly true.
gggrrrr
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Unread 04-02-2013, 04:24 PM   #24
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post up to a new thread and we can get you fixed up. You need to rent a fuel pressure guage. It sounds like your problem is still fuel related and there are a few other possible issues.
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Unread 04-02-2013, 04:25 PM   #25
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Also maybe a bad temp sensor. Use the key method to check your fault codes.
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