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Unread 04-25-2013, 10:57 PM   #16
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If the ignition was fried, it would still turn over. I'd start with the battery (maybe steal the one from the wife's car) and then try it again.

When you drained the engine oil, was there water mixed in with it? If not, then I would not worry to much. As the engine heats up, it will boil off any water that is left. Just change it after 100 miles or so.

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Unread 04-26-2013, 02:33 AM   #17
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You could bypass the starter solenoid with some jumpers cables just to see if it cranks. Watch out for sparks though, wear some eye protection.

Take the plugs out just in case on of the cylinders did fill with water
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Unread 04-26-2013, 06:11 AM   #18
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On a lighter note, my dad asked when I got the boat... "Oh, nevermind. It's just that your Jeep has a waterline!!" Jerk...
Looks like your dad might have created a new name for your CJ!
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Unread 04-26-2013, 06:25 AM   #19
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I would also be concerned about the alternator .

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Unread 04-26-2013, 06:37 AM   #20
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I would also be concerned about the alternator .

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And the wheel bearings.

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Unread 04-26-2013, 08:58 AM   #21
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Jump the solenoid and get that thing started! The longer you let it sit with humidity in it, bad things will happen.
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Unread 04-26-2013, 08:58 AM   #22
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I highly recommend always parking in gear. 1st or reverse, depending on which direction you're facing on the hill.
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I could never for the life of me figure out why anyone, in any manual vehicle, would not park it IN gear. I've seen a lot of people that don't and I never understood why. Especially when e-brakes don't work as well holding it from rolling back as they do holding it from going forward. And all that stands between a stationary and a rolling danger is a small metal cog tooth that can sometime release for unknown reasons.

Not bustin' on you in particular vivimus. It's just one of those oddities in life that baffle ya.
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Unread 04-26-2013, 10:29 AM   #23
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I could never for the life of me figure out why anyone, in any manual vehicle, would not park it IN gear. I've seen a lot of people that don't and I never understood why. Especially when e-brakes don't work as well holding it from rolling back as they do holding it from going forward. And all that stands between a stationary and a rolling danger is a small metal cog tooth that can sometime release for unknown reasons.

Not bustin' on you in particular vivimus. It's just one of those oddities in life that baffle ya.
Some people forget that its still in gear when they go to start it, and the Jeep will jump Everyone's done it at some point in their lives..I always leave my sticks in gear too.
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Unread 04-26-2013, 10:41 AM   #24
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If they forget its in gear, maybe they should not be driving...

My e-brake has not worked in 20 years. I've always parked with a chock block, in gear, and with the wheels turned just in case.
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Unread 04-26-2013, 10:48 AM   #25
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If they forget its in gear, maybe they should not be driving...

My e-brake has not worked in 20 years. I've always parked with a chock block, in gear, and with the wheels turned just in case.
So if you ever need to use your E-brake while your driving you jump out of it with your chock block too? I don't see what's so hard about actually adjusting/fixing an ebrake to work properly.
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Unread 04-26-2013, 11:10 AM   #26
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In some states you have to have a e brake to pass inspection.
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Unread 04-26-2013, 11:13 AM   #27
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I have owned nothing but manual transmission vehicles most all my life. I never leave them in gear. My parking brakes work always. They are as important to me as the service brakes. So when I do my brakes the parking brakes get service also. My CJ's parking brake will hold her on a pretty steep incline all by itself. But I would not leave my CJ on a 30%+ incline with just the parking brake engaged either. I would back it up with wheels turned and chocking still in neutral. That being said with heavy trucks it is a golden rule, NEVER leave it in gear.
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So if you ever need to use your E-brake while your driving you jump out of it with your chock block too? I don't see what's so hard about actually adjusting/fixing an ebrake to work properly.
E-brake turns in a CJ?
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Unread 04-26-2013, 11:17 AM   #29
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I've had this jeep for 10 years, a CJ-5 for a few years before that, and a few cars as well, all manuals, and I rarely parked in gear. Sometimes I did, sometimes I didn't, never mattered so I got complacent. This is the first time an e-brake has given out on me, in any of my vehicles. Needless to say, I learned my lesson and will henceforth be parking in gear.

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if you are getting any voltage (mine was 4v you should think about a starter) I only know as mine just died 2 weeks after getting stranded during a river crossing and that's what I did to get to a starter diagnosis.

Back to the problem at hand. Voltage looked good across the solenoid, but at the cheaper of the 2, we replaced it anyway. Still no dice. The cable from the solenoid to the starter "jumps" when I turn the key (like when electricity is applied to a muscle and it tenses up). Nothing more. It's looking more like the starter and I think I'm about to go pick one up.
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Unread 04-26-2013, 11:33 AM   #30
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Ok read this again you said you drained the fluids. Did you Pull the plugs ?? You said it tensed up well if there is water in just one of those cylinders it won't start and if it did well time for a new engine.
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