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Unread 05-17-2013, 08:13 AM   #1
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Voltage issue

I have a 97 wrangler. It became harder and harder to start (It would be turning over but not kick on) One day it just kept turning over and would not start. I turned the key to have the electrical kick on and noticed my fuel pump was not buzzing.
I ordered a new fuel pump and replaced it properly. Still nothing. We got a volt meter and checked connections. We found that the pump was only getting 1.7 volts not the 12.4 it should. So we tested our way up the line and localized it to the grounding bolt around the Cam-Shaft sensor bundle.

Is there a common grounding bolt or connection that normally goes bad right behind the engine? Any thoughts? The transmission sensors and such are also low on juice. Thanks for any and all help.

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Unread 05-17-2013, 12:30 PM   #2
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Inspect, wire brush, and snugly re-install all the ground wire connections. XJ, and TJ/LJ are very particular about having good grounds with low resistance.

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