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Unread 05-29-2014, 05:29 AM   #1
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Ignition Issues 1976 CJ7

Hey, new here to the forums. I've been working on getting my 1976 CJ7 back in shape. We've put in a new distributor, ignition coil, battery, starter solenoid, had the starter tested and it's looking fine as well, we've also gotten a new ignition control module in it. Now the problem we're having as that when you turn the key the engine does nothing. I'm not certain if it's a wiring issue as we've hooked everything up the way it was prior, or if it needs a new ignition switch as I haven't replaced that part yet. Any thoughts out there or any wiring diagrams so I can double check what we've got working under the hood? Thanks!

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Unread 05-29-2014, 05:55 AM   #2
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I would be checking the fender solenoid out. It must be grounded and if it has a tab on it for a wire, that must be grounded or go to the automatic tranny safety.

The small side posts are important. One is marked S and the other I. The blue wire from the key switch goes to the S post. The wire on the I post goes to the coil.
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