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Unread 01-14-2013, 10:28 AM   #1
poppyg
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won't start

Changed water pump now jeep wonít start, checked to see if I knocked something loose didnít see anything. Getting gas in carb and spark at coil, battery was disconnected for about 24 hrs.
Could computer be an issue?
Any ideas?
1st time jeep owner so bare with me
1990 yj 116000 miles

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Unread 01-14-2013, 11:17 AM   #2
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Not the computer. You need to jumper the starter and see if it turns over. Do you hear the starter solinoid on the firewall click in when you try and start it?
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Unread 01-14-2013, 11:25 AM   #3
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I didnít notice but I will check, how do I jumper the starter, it ran before I changed the pump
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Unread 01-14-2013, 12:28 PM   #4
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Check all the fuseable links on the firewall and make sure they are all good. They look like wires coming off the starter solenoid. The easiest way is to jumper right across the starter solenoid on the firewall.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/n...ngine-1090178/

Solenoid to battery
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Unread 01-14-2013, 01:20 PM   #5
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Wait! You said you have spark and fuel....does the engine spin when you turn the key? If it spins, it's not your starter!
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Unread 01-14-2013, 01:23 PM   #6
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yep has spark and fuel, it ran before i changed pump
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