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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-28-2001, 05:53 PM
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ignition problems continue

the other day my jeep was fine,and i went to get some gas. then after i got the gas, when i tried to crank the jeep, the voltage meter read 12 but it wouldnt turn over. so i replaced the starter solenoid and starter, checked all the wires,and replaced the ignition switch. im lookin at replacing the lock cylinder next, but im thinking that might not be it because every once in a while when i try to start the jeep, it starts just fine, but then the next time it wont. any ideas?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-28-2001, 07:01 PM
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Re: ignition problems continue

It could be the ignition module. You've replaced almost everything else and checked the wiring so I am guessing it might be the module. Check with the parts store, they may be able to test it for you if you remove it and bring it in. If you have to get a new one, and it is one of the blue grommet duraspark ones, it probably will only cost about $20 or $30 or so.

Good Luck,

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Re: ignition problems continue

check your wiring on the steering column.. might have a loose connection there.. and while you are at it.. check all of wires for that.. and also a CLEAN connection..


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Re: ignition problems continue

Ignition module won't keep it from cranking....

Check the connector at the starter solenoid.
Wouldn't hurt to wire in a light to that connection so you know when it's getting power (should be when the key is turned to 'Start').

Keep moving your test light connection up the harness (like to the 'Start' terminal of the ignition switch) to see where the failure is.
When the light works, but the jeep doesn't crank, move back down the wiring harness until you find the defect.

Probably at the ignition switch (not the key switch), bulkhead connector through the firewall, or at the solenoid connection...
Also, if that ignition switch on top of the steering column comes loose, or has gone south, it will cause this problem...

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