Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Off the Grid in Chester Grant
Mike i did find the other wire, it is black and has the same boot type as the other 2 small wires. It does have dirt on the inside so it looks like it has not been used in a while. It is the same snake that has the other wires going to the silinoid. Where would it go?
The IGN wire is the wire providing power to the ignition switch correct?
That black wire is not used. The 'I' post on the solenoid powers the coil when the starter is turning. The 'S' post on the solenoid turns on the solenoid.
What I am talking about is the bolt on the left in the photo where the positive battery cable bolts to the fender solenoid. On this bolt is a loop connector with a fuse link protective wire leading to the alternator to provide a connection for charging the battery. On this same bolt is a second loop connector with another fuse link wire that powers up the fuse panel and headlights, etc.
One of these loops and fuse link wires is just plain missing in your photo. This means someone has either jury rigged your wiring taking a major safety part out (fuse links are short circuit protectors, they blow hopefully before the wiring burns up) or it means you simply dropped the wire with the loop down when you changed the solenoid. That is easy to do. Drop it I mean.
So if it does finally start, then I would expect to see the battery 'not' getting charged because of the missing wire.
Oh, did the Jeep ever start?
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