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post #1 of 24 Old 06-25-2013, 01:19 PM Thread Starter
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YJ has trouble starting

'93 YJ, 4.0 manual trans,
turn the key and nothing happens, no click, but battery etc is fine. I have been able to start it after moving the stick in and out of gears and turning the key. After a few times, it eventually starts normally. My guess is a neutral position sensor, if a manual has one.

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post #2 of 24 Old 06-25-2013, 01:59 PM
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When you say nothing happens, no click...do you get any dash lights that come on? There isn't a Neutral Safety Switch in the manuals.

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post #3 of 24 Old 06-25-2013, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
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dash is normal, all gauges come on. turn the key to start and nothing changes.

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post #4 of 24 Old 06-25-2013, 02:52 PM
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Starter perhaps? You try banging on it?

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post #5 of 24 Old 06-25-2013, 03:16 PM Thread Starter
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but the starter isn't struggling. maybe the ignition switch?

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post #6 of 24 Old 06-25-2013, 03:35 PM
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Does your check engine light come on when the ignition is first turned on? If not, does it after waiting a few minutes? There is no NSS switch on a manual.
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post #7 of 24 Old 06-27-2013, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
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duh, it is the battery had to jump it lastnight.

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post #8 of 24 Old 06-27-2013, 11:34 AM
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duh, it is the battery had to jump it lastnight.
Love the simple fixes. Hopefully there is no underlying issue related to battery charging. Thanks for reporting back.
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post #9 of 24 Old 06-28-2013, 01:01 PM Thread Starter
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interesting it would just do nothing, no clicking, or slow churning of the starter. It is a redtop optima. It may be five years old, I'd have to check my notes. now to find a good battery

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post #10 of 24 Old 07-02-2013, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
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well crap, I just dropped in a new battery and the same: nothin'. Oh well, just traded in a 7 year old optima red top. now what?

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post #11 of 24 Old 07-06-2013, 02:30 PM Thread Starter
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could it be the ignition switch?

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post #12 of 24 Old 07-08-2013, 01:44 PM Thread Starter
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bump

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post #13 of 24 Old 07-08-2013, 04:26 PM
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OK.. long shot here, but on my 91 2.5l 5spd, there is a ground wire just left of the e-brake release lever. Our Jeep would turn, but not fire after that wire kept getting moved by clutch working while driving. Eventually the wire was barely hanging on. Once I replaced it, started every time. Your issue sounds more sinister because you have dash, but nothing else. Research the ignition switch on here. That's where I'd start.

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Check the battery cables for corrosion, at the battery and at the starter. May need new cables...

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post #15 of 24 Old 07-09-2013, 09:49 AM Thread Starter
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so last night I did just that, checked the cable from the + battery to the starter. It all looked fine. I disconnected and cleaned the starter end. Tried to start it but same thing, nothing. then after an hour messing with the lawn mower, I tried, nothing again, then I shook the stick in neutral back and forth, turned the key and it started right up

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