My 96 limited has been sitting for about a month with the battery disconnected. I was in the middle of replacing the rear main seal/oil pump and my intake and exhaust manifolds but my hectic work/drinking schedule got in the way and I just got everything finished up last night. I reconnected the battery after letting it charge for a few hours, turned the key and nothing happened. All of my lights came on, cd player worked, but when I turned the key from acc to start there was no crank and the cd player shut off. The alarm has acted up on me a few times, so I found the purple/yellow wire and bypassed the alarm. Still not starting. Anyone have any clue?
Its not alarm related. If it was it would crank just not start. Check the starter, check all wiring, check over all your work. Make sure you put the starter wiring back in properly. Did you drop the starter or anything while it was out?
Is it all the way in Park ? I've had issues with my neutral switch long time ago , and sounds like the same thing .If i'm remembering my Zj right i think they start in Neutral too you could try that . You could have disturbed or disconnected it when doing the rear main seal . If it's your starter , you should at least hear your starter solenoid kicking in , that has to be picked up before the starter gets crank voltage .
Dumb mistake on my part, really dirty starter connections. Got another question now though. I've replaced oil pumps on my previous 2 zj's and never had to prime them. Just started the jeep and I've got no oil pressure. Anyone know how to prime the oil pump?
you will have to pull out the distributor and either buy or make a little attachment to go in a drill that will engage the oil pump shaft, then spin your oil pump till you get oil pressure. I believe your key will have to be on to read the guage btw.