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Unread 05-18-2009, 03:34 PM   #1
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Starter Relay

Hey everyone.. I need some help with my wiring.
Since I got this jeep I have had a problem with it not wanting to start sometimes. I replaced the starter and it seemed to not have any problems for the short time I drove it until I decided to do the nutter. It had an intermitant problem where the jeep would loose ALL power for a while then somehow be just fine randomly. I kinda though it was in the key switch.

I figured I would get to that but then I wanted to do a nutter becuae it was running like crap and it did start 95% of the time just fine.
I guessed pulling and wiggling wires some I might have knocked one loose so I started looking agian at the starter relay on the firewall.. BINGO..

I found a wire Green with white striped that had a plug end on it like that would plug into a post on the relay.. BUT.. there was no open place for it..
Then I also noticed a wire that had been stripped just hanging next to it..
I looked and it was the right length so I pushed it into the female connector on that green and white stripped wire.. When I did this the key switch buzzer sounded.. BINGO I thought..

So I plug them together.. it fires right up ... I drive.. it runs great.. get home adjust the carb and stall it out when I parked.. being lazy and tired I just went to bed.... the next day I got in and the battery was dead.. I though dang.. maybe I will need a kill switch to use... but for the time being I wasn't worried about it so I decided to go on a ride.. got back and tried to turn off the key.. nothing... the damn thing kept running .. I had to go out and pull the wires apart which it quickly stopped and let out a backfire. Now... I can hook the wires back together and the jeep just spins and spins it wont start.

Reguardless if that is the problem I want to wire it correctly. I have nuttered the jeep 89 YJ automatic 4.2L but other then that everything is pretty much original.

Is there a diagram other than this one?
http://autorepair.about.com/library/images/bl346lib.htm

I'd like to find one that has wire diagram on it with the color of wires going to it?

The jeep has a new starter and new battery in it.. I want to get this thing going... thanks for all your help.

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Unread 05-18-2009, 04:28 PM   #2
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A few links that might help:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/need-help-starter-relay-wiring-761373/
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Unread 05-18-2009, 08:02 PM   #3
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okay the wire that ahd been stripped back and not going to anything was a fusable link....

The other wire I still have no idea what it went too.. it is green with white
and goes into the main waire loom.. Every post on my starter relay has a wire going to it already.

The coil has a green with white tracer on it as well but looks to be a differn't gauge wire.
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Unread 05-18-2009, 09:24 PM   #4
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okay the wire that ahd been stripped back and not going to anything was a fusable link....

The other wire I still have no idea what it went too.. it is green with white
and goes into the main waire loom.. Every post on my starter relay has a wire going to it already.

The coil has a green with white tracer on it as well but looks to be a differn't gauge wire.
I can look in the am for you on mine.
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Unread 05-21-2009, 01:37 PM   #5
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any luck Rusty?
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Unread 05-21-2009, 03:03 PM   #6
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any luck Rusty?
Crap will look in a bit for ya.
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Unread 05-21-2009, 06:22 PM   #7
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Looks like black w/ white tracer on bottom right( nutral safety switch?)... Looks like I have some fuselinks that come from one red wire and turns into green going to the post, also the post has a wire going to positive on the batt.

The middle terminal is the starter solenoid the bottom left has a solid green going into the main loom.. I think this is ground.

I am out of spades but have a green with white tracer on it left to be plugged into something but I have no available plugs left. I need to know what that wire is.

I checked the ignition fuse and it isn't blown. The starter turns just fine with the key. The tach moves while you turn the key. I tried to check spark on a plug but not too confident I am getting spark.

I did a nutter and it ran fine until I went to cut it off and it wouldn't cut off so I stalled it out... I was able to start it a dozen times after that and even set the timing..

I have turned the dizzy a litle both ways to try to get it to start but it doesn't even try to ignite.

I am lost.

I went back over my wires I did with the nutter the connection is solid.
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Unread 05-21-2009, 06:30 PM   #8
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Looks like black w/ white tracer on bottom right( nutral safety switch?)... Looks like I have some fuselinks that come from one red wire and turns into green going to the post, also the post has a wire going to positive on the batt.

The middle terminal is the starter solenoid the bottom left has a solid green going into the main loom.. I think this is ground.

I am out of spades but have a green with white tracer on it left to be plugged into something but I have no available plugs left. I need to know what that wire is.

I checked the ignition fuse and it isn't blown. The starter turns just fine with the key. The tach moves while you turn the key. I tried to check spark on a plug but not too confident I am getting spark.

I did a nutter and it ran fine until I went to cut it off and it wouldn't cut off so I stalled it out... I was able to start it a dozen times after that and even set the timing..

I have turned the dizzy a litle both ways to try to get it to start but it doesn't even try to ignite.

I am lost.

I went back over my wires I did with the nutter the connection is solid.
Going out right now to check mine.
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