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Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   10-21-2016, 11:37 AM
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Posted By Willyc
Success! Thank you everyone. I replaced the...

Success! Thank you everyone. I replaced the ignition switch, and the solenoid again, and everything hooked up well and the Jeep started normally. Thanks Geek for all the testing advice. Thanks War...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   10-16-2016, 11:53 AM
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Posted By Willyc
Also, the new solenoid is marked S and I on the...

Also, the new solenoid is marked S and I on the small posts. but the parts guys also say "its just a 12 volt solenoid" so it could be a ford solenoid. Ill go back and ask them to look it up for a...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   10-16-2016, 11:52 AM
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Posted By Willyc
Yes, when I disconnected both wires from the S...

Yes, when I disconnected both wires from the S post. There is a blue wire as specified in the TSM but there is also a pink (or purple) wire labeled "start" on the wire. It was hooked up that way on...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   10-15-2016, 03:09 PM
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Posted By Willyc
That's what I'm beginning to think too. I tried...

That's what I'm beginning to think too. I tried disconnecting the light blue wire from the S post then touched the cable to the post. it should have arced/cranked and did. it sounds like the...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   10-15-2016, 12:37 PM
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Posted By Willyc
I'm really stuck now. I bought a new solenoid. ...

I'm really stuck now. I bought a new solenoid. Tested it at the parts house. Infinite resistance between the +/- lugs, slight resistance 3.5 ohm between the starter post and ignition post My CJ...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   10-05-2016, 12:08 PM
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Posted By Willyc
I also went back and cleaned the mounting surface...

I also went back and cleaned the mounting surface and applied a liberal amount of dielctric grease to ensure solenoid was properly grounded. Same readings.
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   10-05-2016, 11:11 AM
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Posted By Willyc
Thanks Makanak I ran the tests just now. For...

Thanks Makanak I ran the tests just now. For the new Solenoid, On the large posts I get Zero (0) resistance. Sounds like its shorted. for the small posts i read 1, infinite resistance, also sounds...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   10-03-2016, 04:05 PM
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Posted By Willyc
83 CJ7 Ignition Starter Solenoid

I tried to start my CJ7 today after sitting for 3 weeks for some body work. WHen I first turned the key it cranked ok. Then when I turned it again, nothing. Radio etc work fine and battery shows...
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