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post #16 of 48 Old 11-20-2013, 10:10 AM
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The starter circuit is pretty simple. Switch relay wiring and starter . Get a cheap test light and check for power at the little wire when you turn the key to the start position. I'm guessing you don't have any at the little wire. Also check for constant power with or without the key on at the big stud.

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post #17 of 48 Old 11-20-2013, 12:22 PM
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The starter circuit is pretty simple. Switch relay wiring and starter . Get a cheap test light and check for power at the little wire when you turn the key to the start position. I'm guessing you don't have any at the little wire. Also check for constant power with or without the key on at the big stud.
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post #18 of 48 Old 11-20-2013, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
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Is it the little black wire that plugs into a small metal piece on the starter? Just making sure that is what y'all r talking about. Cause if so, I ended up getting a voltage meter to see how much power is running to it and I got a reading of .5 and then turned the ignition switch with a screwdriver and it went to zero. The wire looks a little beat up so maybe replacing that might do the trick
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post #19 of 48 Old 11-20-2013, 02:18 PM
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Ok here is a starter primer.
The large cable supplies power to run the starter. The solenoid or small round part on top acts like a relay. But it also engages the starter gear. The large cable always has power but it doesnt do anything until the small wire is energized.
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post #20 of 48 Old 11-20-2013, 02:32 PM
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Oh and you really don't need a meter a light tells you what you need to know.
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post #21 of 48 Old 11-21-2013, 12:04 AM Thread Starter
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What I know it that there must be some problems with your jeep. If you can start your jeep, then you should diagnose it with some car diagnostic tool.
Ya I kinda figured there was a problem lol
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post #22 of 48 Old 11-21-2013, 12:06 AM Thread Starter
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Let's us know if that fixes it
That's not the issue. The starter is brand new and had it tested. It's on point
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post #23 of 48 Old 11-21-2013, 12:08 AM Thread Starter
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Just for clarifications sake isn't there only two wires on your starter. One fat 6awg red wire on the big lug and a thinner one 14awg pnk/blk wire on the smaller lug. That is hard to mix up. I'm thinking the starter solenoid is junk or the drive section that shoots the gear forward is jammed up somehow. http://www.howacarworks.com/basics/h...g-system-works
The starter was tested at autozone and I watched the gear shoot out immediately
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post #24 of 48 Old 11-21-2013, 06:22 AM
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There should be an ASD relay under the hood in the PDC. Just for S&G's swap it out with the horn relay then see if it starts.

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post #25 of 48 Old 11-21-2013, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
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There should be an ASD relay under the hood in the PDC. Just for S&G's swap it out with the horn relay then see if it starts.
I'm guessing you are referring to the starter relay on the PDC. If you are, I have already tried that and no luck :/
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post #26 of 48 Old 11-21-2013, 02:24 PM
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You still need to begin at the starter and work your way back.
You have already tested the starter, check.
Now you need to see if you have power to the starter. Constant at the big post and the little post should come hot when you turn the key to the start position.
When you have verified those two things report back.
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There's 12 volts going to the starter. 12 volts to the starter when attempting to start via big red wire
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post #28 of 48 Old 11-21-2013, 02:59 PM
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What about the little wire?
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post #29 of 48 Old 11-21-2013, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
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Had .5 volts then when started went to 0 volts
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post #30 of 48 Old 11-21-2013, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
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Had very minimal to no volts when starting or just hangin there
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