My ignition is being stubborn, engine doesn't start in "start" position
Well it wasn't like this when I had the 360 in my Jeep before the rebuild, I put it in exactly the same as it was before other than some performance parts. The only ignition change was a high voltage coil and TFI setup but I don't think that is the issue.
When I crank my Jeep it will crank forever without starting, but as soon as I let go of the ignition and let the key turn back to the "run" position it immediately starts.
Now, I've talked to several people, and the "I" post on the starter solenoid is supposed to power the coil when the key is in the "start" position and the motor is cranking. This power to the coil would allow it to start.
The "I" post on the solenoid is connected to the positive on the coil, yet it still does not start when the key is in the "start" position. It cranks the motor over, but doesn't start. It finally starts when I let go and the ignition goes back to the "run" position.
What in the heck is my issue here? I've tried countless times to diagnose it and have not come up with a solution!
I had the same problem when I swapped a 4.3 into my old YJ...I finally gave up and put a push button in. I set it up so I could turn the key to run and press the start button. I know kind of hokey but nobody could steal the thing without knowing about the button mounted under the edge of the dash.
Last resort but I grew to like it.
83 CJ7 ground up restore just begun. The chassis and drivetrain are in FL and the tub is in VA...this could take a while.
POTENTIAL - The French word for "aint worth a s**t"