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Unread 02-26-2011, 10:52 AM   #1
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Simply wont start

Hey y'all,
I have a 79 CJ-5. She simply will not start. The battery is fully charge, but I am not getting any power at all. The lights are not working. HELP!!!!

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Unread 02-26-2011, 12:59 PM   #2
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If you have no lights or anything make SURE your battery is good. Take it somewhere to be tested or hook a charger to it. Don't rely on a jump because if its too drained it wont work. If its not your battery it could be your ignition switch. You would have to get a volt meter and test the connections to figure out where your aren't getting power.
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Unread 02-26-2011, 01:53 PM   #3
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There's two fusible links coming off the starter solenoid. Check those.
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Unread 02-26-2011, 01:57 PM   #4
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Also check the smaller red wire that is connected to the same terminal as the positive wire from the bat on the solenoid. That wire has a fusible link in it and that wire supplies the power to the interior harness.
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Unread 03-06-2011, 10:36 AM   #5
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Thank you for all of the your advice. I replace the fuse and bam. She started up. But as she was warming, she is dies again (which is normal) yet now I am not getting power again. She will not start again.
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Unread 03-06-2011, 10:41 AM   #6
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Thank you for all of the your advice. I replace the fuse and bam. She started up. But as she was warming, she is dies again (which is normal) yet now I am not getting power again. She will not start again.
Which fuse?

Is it blown again? If so, you need to find out what is making it "pop"...
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Unread 03-06-2011, 10:48 AM   #7
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to start you need 12 volts to coil, air fuel. so something is shorting from igintion switch to battery, proberly the alternator.
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Unread 03-06-2011, 12:17 PM   #8
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Dadgummit- I find the first fuse but where is the second one?

Moto- I replace 50 fuse leading starter solenoid which "pop". After I replaced and it started up again, it is does not "pop".

Brown- i thought is might be the alternator. I wish I could tested it, but you need the motor running to do that right? I was thinking about replacing anyways, but I have never done that before. If I did, what should I go with?

Someone told me is might be my ignition switch. But it is start up again for a little bit.

Thanks
John
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Unread 03-06-2011, 12:47 PM   #9
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a common place for it to short out if someone has messed with the wiring is through the fire wall. people just run a line through not protected and over time it wears the wire down, look closely i bet you will find it! something is grounding out that shouldnt be. good luck!
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Unread 03-06-2011, 12:49 PM   #10
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check your ground that will give you problems
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Unread 03-06-2011, 04:38 PM   #11
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Ok, I have check all the ground and they are good.
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