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Unread 06-09-2013, 10:48 AM   #1
Mike-W
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ZJ has died....

- Sorry, I have read a number of threads but just need some pointers on where to start...
- I have a 96 turned over this morning then died, now won't turnover, have charged battery all electrics are working but it just won't turn over..

- Where should I start?

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Unread 06-09-2013, 10:54 AM   #2
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It's not cranking over at all? Or did it start and then die?

That's usually a dead battery/alternator/starter.

Does it make a clicking sound or one click or anything when you try to start it?

Use a long screwdriver and jump the starter with the terminals and see if that works.
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Unread 06-09-2013, 10:56 AM   #3
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It's not cranking over at all? Or did it start and then die?

That's usually a dead battery/alternator/starter.

Does it make a clicking sound or one click or anything when you try to start it?

Use a long screwdriver and jump the starter with the terminals and see if that works.
If I leave the hood up I can hear a faint double click
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Unread 06-09-2013, 11:01 AM   #4
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If all your electronics are working I would try jumping the starter. Turn the key to the ON position and use a screwdriver to make a bridge for the terminals.

It could also be the alternator not charging the battery, but you won't know until you get the charging system tested at a parts store or with a voltmeter.
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Unread 06-09-2013, 03:25 PM   #5
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If all your electronics are working I would try jumping the starter. Turn the key to the ON position and use a screwdriver to make a bridge for the terminals.

It could also be the alternator not charging the battery, but you won't know until you get the charging system tested at a parts store or with a voltmeter.
Had a look underneath haven't jumped it yet but looks lie the oil filters leaking on it...
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Unread 06-09-2013, 04:51 PM   #6
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That's the oil filter adapter leaking on it. There are three O-rings behind the adapter that go bad over time.

Have someone jump you and see if it starts, that will narrow it down to a battery/alternator issue.
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Unread 07-14-2013, 01:34 AM   #7
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Replaced the starter motor and issues has been resolved, also appears my battery drain has vanished as well so bonus
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