cj7 no power - JeepForum.com
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep CJ Forum > cj7 no power

FS: Wranger BRIGHT License Plate LED! Just $3! Great valueIntroducing MONSTALINER™ UV Permanent DIY Roll On Bed LineFS: Jeep Fog Light LED Bulbs! Several Brightness Options!

Unread 11-30-2011, 09:29 PM   #1
Registered User
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Palm Harbor, Florida
Posts: 3
cj7 no power

I just got my 1984 cj7 running after its been sitting for about 5 years i replaced the whole fuel system and starter solenoid and battery. I started it and drove it for the first time today and tried to start it again but i had no power. I turned the key and nothing happened it wouldnt crank,no lights,iv checked fuses, and traced wires.

itsaford55 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 11-30-2011, 10:13 PM   #2
Registered User
1981 CJ8 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Orcutt, California
Posts: 872
Did you check the battery? Just ask'n
Cameron Gunlock
1981 CJ8 - http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/project-krawln8-81-cj8-1276742/
addicted2dunes is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 11-30-2011, 10:32 PM   #3
Web Wheeler
lucdog's Avatar
1980 CJ5 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: , Il.
Posts: 8,671
Check and clean the battery cables at the block, solenoid ( both sides),and alternator. This includes grounds. If you can get it started ( by jumping), check the output of the alternator. Or take it to get it checked.

1957 WILLYS pickup,
1973 J 4000,
1978 CJ7 DD.
1979 CJ7 360, TH400/Quadratrac.
1979 J20
1980 CJ5 trail Jeep.
1983 CJ7
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ.
lucdog is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 12-01-2011, 11:43 AM   #4
Web Wheeler
Renegade82's Avatar
1982 CJ7 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Lewistown, PA
Posts: 4,653
Yep I'd first clean the battery terminals. They can get a thin coating of corrosion between them that will stifle conduction. If they are fine, use a test light and follow each wire (+&-) to it's next connection.
The end of a defining era.... JEEP R.I.P. 1941-1986
My frame off Re-Build: (the 4 year saga....)
Renegade82 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools

Suggested Threads

Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.