I'm having a starting problem with my 1978 jeep cj 7 with an AMC 360 engine. I have a new alternator and new battery. When I turn the key, I hear the starter solenoid click, the jeep doesn't start and then my voltmeter will go to zero volts until I disconnect the battery lead and reconnect it. I've changed my starter solenoid with a manufacturer replica from onix-ada. Same behaviour. Before I start buying a new starter (which I can exchange my old one for a new one and get a discounted price for $85) I'd like to know if there is a way for me test if it is in fact my starter that is a problem or are there other less costly things I can replace before getting a new starter? What would any of you do in this instance. Thank you.
p.s. let me know if you require any more information.