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post #1 of 6 Old 10-12-2017, 11:12 AM Thread Starter
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Starer solenoid... I think

I came out to the jeep the other day and the battery was dead. I jumped it and went on my way. Came out the next day and the batter was dead again. I hooked up the jump starter box and the stater engaged. As the key was no in the on position, it didn't start. Every time I put 12v to the batter, the starter would start, then I saw some smoke coming from the solenoid.

Dead solenoid or Ignition cylinder?

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post #2 of 6 Old 10-12-2017, 11:39 AM
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Probably both now. If it was the ignition cylinder it has fried the solenoid. I'd replace the solenoid and see if it duplicated the problem with a way of disconnecting the battery quickly. If it does the same thing then it is the cylinder.
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Sounds like the solenoid has welded itself together in the closed (energized) position. Perhaps you over-tightened the nuts on the solenoid posts, or you have a short somewhere?

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post #4 of 6 Old 10-12-2017, 09:35 PM
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HI I'm with matt. solenoid. there are (is) one to two small wires on the solenoid one should be marked with an S unhook that wire and then see if it tries to start. if it does its not the ignition switch, its a bad solenoid.
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Solenoid it was. I think I had a short (repaired) and I replaced the solenoid. Running like a dream. Thank you all!!!
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post #6 of 6 Old 10-16-2017, 10:34 AM
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Check your battery cables and connections to and from the solenoid to the starter and battery. Low battery voltage and corroded cables will cause excessive current and weld the solenoid into the on position. Just some quick checks to keep another one from going bad.

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