So... I want to keep this short bc there are MANY similar threads on this subject, but every issue is slightly different. I went to replace the stereo in my CJ, the wiring was a mess from the PO. previous stereo was jumped directly into the fuse panel. stereo install was not successful, and afterwords the jeep would start, but die within a second despite throttle input.
Step 1: read archive internet forms
Step 2: replaced all fuses
Step 3:replaced ignition module with new
Today, I found out keeping the key in the "start" position will keep it running, dies immediately when returning to "run".
I'm thinking I may have shorted something in the ignition at the steering column?? Haven't checked the coil or the distributor, but from what I read, the start vs. run test narrows this down. Any input appreciated for a noob.