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post #16 of 48 Old 01-21-2014, 11:50 PM Thread Starter
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small wire only gets power when the key is turned.
So turned as in starting... I see now. I will for sure test that out tomorrow. So if it doesn't read 12 volts then my problem is the ignition switch?


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post #17 of 48 Old 01-21-2014, 11:50 PM
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so basically, if you jump the small wire to the big red positive wire and it doesnt crank your starter is bad.
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So turned as in starting... I see now. I will for sure test that out tomorrow. So if it doesn't read 12 volts then my problem is the ignition switch?
right if the small wire does not indicate power when the key is turned, you will have to look at the signal side of things.
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so basically, if you jump the small wire to the big red positive wire and it doesnt crank your starter is bad.
Well I can test that out by myself, with the key left in the on position. Correct?

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Well I can test that out by myself, with the key left in the on position. Correct?
if the key is in the on position it will start and run. if in the off position it will crank. make sure you are in neutral.
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post #21 of 48 Old 01-21-2014, 11:56 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, I will do that right now. The only wire I have here is 10 foot jump cables though, so hopefully the clamps fit in that small space

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post #22 of 48 Old 01-21-2014, 11:58 PM
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also bring a screwdriver, pop the cap off the positive cable at the starter and then you could probably jump it with a screwdriver.
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post #23 of 48 Old 01-22-2014, 12:09 AM Thread Starter
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I got nothing but very minimal sparks.
I did hear a sound every 10 seconds or so, it sounds like a cat scratching a couch. (This is when the key was in the on position and I was under the Jeep messing with the starter)

Just to make sure I did it right...
I tried to jump the top left one in this picture with the right one.

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no, one sec let me look at mine to see if what I want you to do is possible
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no, one sec let me look at mine to see if what I want you to do is possible
Alright, thanks

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mine has a small purple wire. when that wire gets 12 volts it energizes the solenoid
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so its probably your bottom left, you have a different style than i do. is your bottom left purple?
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post #28 of 48 Old 01-22-2014, 12:19 AM Thread Starter
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mine has a small purple wire. when that wire gets 12 volts it energizes the solenoid
So would that be the bottom left stud? It looks black but could be due to dirt and such.

Is there a negative wire on this?

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you are sure your battery is good right lol
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post #30 of 48 Old 01-22-2014, 12:21 AM
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yeah that bottom left stud, that small wire goes through that plastic piece to it right?
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