Cj Won't Start
Hey, here's the deal. My 74 cj5 w/304 v8 won't start. It doesn't even turn over. It makes one click when i turn the key but then all the electricity in the jeep goes out. I tried to jump it... switched batteries and then switched the solinoid for a new one i had. Still the exact same thing. Any ideas? I'm at the end of my rope.
Sounds like you need to clean your battery connections! replace the battery cables and clean the battery terminals and that should do it. Consider an Optima or some kind of gel cell gas recombinant battery to eliminate this problem all together. I used to fight this same problem until I switched to the Optima. I have never had the problem again, and the Optima has been there for 5+ years. They really are great batteries.
'85 CJ-7, fuelie '73 401, NV 4500, Atlas III 4.3, 14 bolt FF rear, Dana 60 front, full width axles, Detroits F&R, 4 wheel discs, spring over front, coils and reverse 4link rear, 100 in wheelbase, 42 inch Swampers on hummer beadlocks.
I had this problem once myself and it turned out to be the wire atached to the started it had vibrated loose and wasnt making a good connection I think if u tried to jump it with a new battery it definately isnt the terminals at the battery
Red 84 Cj7 AMC 150 CYL
Borg Warner T5 Trans
Model 300 Transfer Case
Amc Model 20 Rear
4" Suspension Lift
3" Body Lift
33" BF Goodrich All Terrain T/A
try taking the jumper cables right to the starter see if it spins ground to the motor mount or frame then touch the sol to the starter side that will rull out the starter
1978 cj-7 had since 1979
401 .030 over- full floating flat top pistons
crower solid cam 292 dur .500/.510 lift
turbo 400 tranny 2500 stall
model 20 transfer case
aj delux glass body
dana 30 frount
dana 44 rear
13.461 @ 92.45 mph on 37" super swampers on 1/4 mile
Thanks, it was the starter. Also, the alternator wasn't performing quite up to par so i had that replaced. The starter is due in tonight and from there, i'm off to camp. Thanks for all the help.
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