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Unread 08-22-2013, 08:23 PM   #1
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Zj no crank no start

When I try to start my 95 zj I get one lone click. I just put in a new battery and starter. Solenoid is good I'm stumped

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Unread 08-22-2013, 09:30 PM   #2
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First, swap the starter relay with one of its black box cousins. Try the start key. Next,

Get someone to help you start it by doing the old starter tap. Slide under the vehicle with a hammer and when the person on the ige key turns and you hear the click, rap the starter body with a firm knock a couple of times and see if you can jar the rotor off of the dead spot if this is the problem.

How old is the starter? Sounds too, may be the solenoid (starter relay).
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Unread 08-22-2013, 09:36 PM   #3
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Brand new starter and flip flopped solenoids
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Unread 08-22-2013, 10:15 PM   #4
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Brand new starter and flip flopped solenoids
Keep in mind that many "new" starters are actually rebuilds, and some of the cheaper rebuild companies must not check their work. Last time I had to change one, the first two new ones I got didn't work at all. Third one worked just fine. Not saying that's definitely the issue, but a possibility.

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Unread 08-23-2013, 05:11 AM   #5
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Have you tried starting in neutral. May be your NSS...
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Unread 08-23-2013, 05:15 AM   #6
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Tried it nothing just the one click
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Unread 08-23-2013, 05:19 AM   #7
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Same thing one click in neutral
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Unread 08-23-2013, 06:40 AM   #8
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Make sure your battery terminals are clean and making good contact. If they look good clean them anyway.
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Unread 08-23-2013, 07:33 AM   #9
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What size engine and are you using the OE cables? Check your grounds like the one on the inner fender next to the battery and the one on the front/side of the engine block which leads from the negative terminal.
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Unread 08-23-2013, 07:38 AM   #10
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Have you tried jumping the starter directly from the battery?
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Unread 08-23-2013, 07:39 AM   #11
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What size engine and are you using the OE cables? Check your grounds like the one on the inner fender next to the battery and the one on the front/side of the engine block which leads from the negative terminal.
Definitely check the battery terminals and the grounds. My grandprix randomly wouldn't crank right after I just got done driving it. After hours of searching, it ended up being corroded grounds. Cleaned them up and it immediately fired up.

I would be willing to bet its a bad ground, start there....

PS - When I say battery terminals, make sure you check not only the part that makes contact with the battery but the cable itself. Sometimes the corrosion goes into the cable itself.

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Unread 08-23-2013, 01:53 PM   #12
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Yeah ended up being a loose cable in the terminal just over thought the whole thing
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Unread 08-23-2013, 04:18 PM   #13
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Kinda the reason I asked it you still have OE cables on it. If you're using those crappy terminals with the 2 bolts w/metal plate on the top, like I have on my neg cable, the regular ones seem too small for 2 ground cables and the HD truck ones are too big.

I spent forever flipping the metal piece over, pounding it out straight, even pounded a big lead fishing sinker flat to take up the slack/space. Finally removed the battery and soldered the cables right to the terminal with a propane torch. Still was able to have the metal plate on the top and you have to watch you don't melt the lead. Swear someday I'm going to get new/good cables.
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Unread 08-23-2013, 06:44 PM   #14
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Swear someday I'm going to get new/good cables.
Quick Cable Fusion

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Unread 08-23-2013, 07:15 PM   #15
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Quick Cable Fusion

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