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Depressing my clutch no longer allows the engine to turn over.

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I have tried to search online for a list of things to check but all I can find is "did you check the Clutch Safety Switch??????"
Yes, that was the first thing I did. It creates a circuit when depressed fully. I also get power to the plug that the switch plugs into. When I do need to move it I just pop the clutch and start it that way but I'd like to fix this problem. I just recently, a few months ago, re-wired the main power to the starter because I was showing signs of a faulty connection, also during that time I replaced the starter itself too. I'm 23 and this is my one day off this week. I'd love some more experienced minds to show me what to do/ how to figure it out. Thanks in advance!
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If I remember right, putting the transfer case in 4 Low will bypass the clutch circuit. Try that and see if it's related to the clutch circuit.
 

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I just tried that, sadly nothing, the key starts the ac and other accessories, just nothing except for a relay clicking, in the past, I've heard it attempt to turn over or the starter clicking if it was a problem with the starter bit this time its nothing. Good suggestion!
 

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There are other reasons besides a clutch that an OBDII ECM won't let the motor crank. Are there any OBDII codes? Do you hear the fuel pump working correctly before you turn it to 'start'.
 

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Sorry for the late reply, yes, battery is fine. I ended up taking the starter out and bought a new one. That didn't work.
Never buy parts on speculation, pretty much ever! Take out tools before you take out your wallet. Find a way to test a suspected part first. For a starter, just jump the solenoid connector to the main feed (key off, so it doesn't start while you're under it).
 

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Never buy parts on speculation, pretty much ever! Take out tools before you take out your wallet. Find a way to test a suspected part first. For a starter, just jump the solenoid connector to the main feed (key off, so it doesn't start while you're under it).
Well, I did that, the solenoid didn't engage so I thought it was the starter, then took it to be tested at AutoZone, if failed. I was referred to a different store to buy a new one, I thought screw it, lets test it again, might as well, it's free. So i had it tested, and it passed, 3 time back to back. so I went back home and installed it and the solenoid was not engaging again, went and bought the new one, installed it and called it a night. I just got off and showered, ready to get dirty again. When I crank the key to start the car while under my jeep I hear a whirring but its not the starter, the starter isn't even engaging, it has power but wont turn, either on the new or old one. I tested all my fuses last night but they all passed except one for a light, which I replaced.
 

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If I remember right there is a fuse you can pull to by pass the Neutral Safety switch. You may want to try that to rule it out completely.
You said you rewired the main power to the starter. Why did you do that? Did the problem start after you did it or before?
You may want to post this in the TJ section. You will get a lot more responses.
 
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