Some how I had the blue wire that goes to the ign switch short out and caused an electrical fire. Here is my problem now. It will not start unless I put the key to the run position and get under the car to start from the starter.
When it shorted it blew the red fuse on the power box under the hood. I replaced it with the one next to it from the AC for now. I also switched the relay for the starter with the one for the AC.
Now when the car is running and I turn the ignition to the crank position the starter solenoid does not try to engage. So is it possible that a wire leading to the relay is burnt also, or can it be the ignition switch shorted out. Everything works including the security system. I have juice on both sides of the red fuse under the hood. But I think even in off position I should have juice going to the relay on at least one of the blades. Should it not have power all the time till you energize the field to the pull down on the relay and then it sends current to the solenoid at the starter? I do not see any burnt wires leading to the power box under the hood from the ignition switch and I only had a small portion of the blue wire melt. I guess before the fuse blew under the hood.
I don't have a manual of that year jeep. My last jeep was a 88 Cherokee. This is a 95 Grand Cherokee with a 5.2 V8. One other thing can It be a wire to the neutral safety switch or is that a separate circuit. I will get a book tomorrow but you know I'm going to be up all night figuring this out.