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k_linx 05-21-2013 07:28 PM

YJ not starting
 
I have an 89 Jeep Wrangler that will not start. It will crank for about a second but then everything turns off. I have checked the fuel pump, ignition switch, relay, and fuses. If I put gas in the carb it will crank. Any suggestions on what next to look at?

Thanks

Cashcrazy 05-21-2013 07:36 PM

What engine? The engine will actually turn over (not just clicking) and then everything shuts as if someone yankee the battery?

JCashen 05-21-2013 07:47 PM

Was it running previously to this problem? Have you change anything recently? What engine as well?

rambo3489 05-21-2013 07:51 PM

I say something electrical regardless. If it just stops cranking something is going on with the starter the battery or the wires between them all the way up to the key.

k_linx 05-22-2013 08:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cashcrazy (Post 15463610)
What engine? The engine will actually turn over (not just clicking) and then everything shuts as if someone yankee the battery?

Yes you are correct it cranks but then everything turns off. The engine is a 2.5L.

EABiker 05-22-2013 08:56 AM

I think the OP means the engine fires then shuts off; is that correct? That seems to point to a fuel deliver/pressure issue.

TexasYJ 05-22-2013 09:05 AM

when you turn the key to the on position, not start, does the check engine light come on?

k_linx 05-30-2013 12:51 PM

Well we finally found out the problems. One the computer had to be replaced, once that was fixed we found out that the fuel relay did not have sufficient ground. After replacing the ground on the relay the jeep started right up.


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