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Unread 01-28-2013, 04:42 PM   #1
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YJ Ignition Help

Hello All,

I have a 87 YJ 4.2L, when I turn the key at on poistion (not yet to start the jeep), no power at all, no electronics. So the Jeep won't even start. Battery is good and tested the solenoid and it works. Is there a fuse that I have to check in the middle somewhere or is the problem in the steering column area. Thanks for the help.

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Unread 01-28-2013, 04:49 PM   #2
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Hello All,

I have a 87 YJ 4.2L, when I turn the key at on poistion (not yet to start the jeep), no power at all, no electronics. So the Jeep won't even start. Battery is good and tested the solenoid and it works. Is there a fuse that I have to check in the middle somewhere or is the problem in the steering column area. Thanks for the help.
might be an inline linkable fuse under the battery. happend to me a few months ago when my choke wire shorted out on the valve cover
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Unread 01-28-2013, 05:19 PM   #3
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im haveing the same problem with mine the starter and the battery are brand new the alt i put in about 3 years ago its a 136 amp so i have no idea what it is
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Unread 01-28-2013, 05:20 PM   #4
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and plus it shut off while i was driving it
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Unread 01-28-2013, 05:27 PM   #5
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might be an inline linkable fuse under the battery. happend to me a few months ago when my choke wire shorted out on the valve cover
Is this wire connected to the battery or connected to the solenoid. There's three wires connected to terminal of the solenoid along with the positive battery cable. Thanks.
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Unread 01-28-2013, 05:33 PM   #6
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and plus it shut off while i was driving it
Mine started fine and as I was warming up the Jeep it just shut off. That was the last time I had electronics with the ignition on. We both definitely have some kind of a short somewhere.
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Unread 01-28-2013, 06:05 PM   #7
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I'm gonna try changing the relays under the hood lets hope that does it cuz last time I paid to tow it to the shop and when he got in it in the morning and tried it guess what it started all day so I took it back anemone problems till now go figure
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Unread 01-28-2013, 06:16 PM   #8
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Jozeppi you need to post up to your own post. Your electronics are light years different from RC and what will fix his is not even close to yours. RC, yes the fuseable links are the wires that attach to the solinoid.
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Unread 02-02-2013, 07:35 PM   #9
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Fixed it! The solenoid was not mounted tight enough to the wall so there was a bad ground. I think it might have damaged the solenoid so after I replaced it the Jeep started. Thanks for all the help.
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