Good deed gone bad - Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups
Jeep-Short Wheelbase All discussion of short wheelbase Jeeps: CJ, TJ, YJ and JK

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-21-2003, 04:14 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 94
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Good deed gone bad

Yesterday I thought I would clean up my engine wiring. After the MPI was installed some of the old wires were just hanging around so I removed them, zip tied everything up nice and clean and then put new plastic conduit around the wiring. It looked very clean and factor, but looks can be deceiving. I lit off the engine and it work fine, then I went to shut it down and nothing, it kept running, see guys that is how good jeeps are they just don't want to stop. Anyway, what is the deal? I did notice that my solenoid had a big crack in it, about 1/8 of an inch down one side and when I was reconnecting I could hear plastic cracking. Could that be the deal? I only removed the wires that I knew were no longer being used. HELP..
nathanvoth is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of (permalink) Old 06-21-2003, 08:31 PM
Old Hand
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Western New York
Posts: 839
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: Good deed gone bad

If it's cracked replace it.
lindy80cj7 is offline  
post #3 of (permalink) Old 06-22-2003, 12:03 AM
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 91
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: Good deed gone bad

So I have to ask... how did you get it stopped? Put it in gear and kill it? or some other creative way. Sorry I don't have an answer without stating the obvious that there is a short somewhere.

-JL
jleister is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of (permalink) Old 06-22-2003, 01:24 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 94
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: Good deed gone bad

its fixed...it was the solenoid. I have one more question...I put my rig in fisrt which is low gear-T 18- and it shakes throws the shifter back and forth..could this be tranny mounts or engine mounts??

Nate.
nathanvoth is offline  
post #5 of (permalink) Old 06-22-2003, 01:25 AM
**DONOTDELETE**
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Good deed gone bad

Put your rig in 5th gear and let the clutch out. Presto, Dead without lurching forward to much.

DON'T yank the coil. You could seriously shock the s*** out of yourself. Only in emergencies. plus I have heard you can fry the computer.
post #6 of (permalink) Old 06-22-2003, 01:29 AM
**DONOTDELETE**
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Good deed gone bad

Could be either. Probably the tranny mounts if the stick-shift is thrashing around. If you are goosing your CJ around town with your MPI kit, you most likely broke some rubber in your old mounts. I destroyed the tranny mount the first 5 miles experimenting with my YJ after my MPI conversion.

Remember you are turning about 60 more horses and up to 70fpt more now.

ENJOY
post #7 of (permalink) Old 06-22-2003, 03:51 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 94
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: Good deed gone bad

Yeah i will put a new one in and see how it works. What type of mount have you had good luck with?? Factory or aftermarket? Thanks

Nate
nathanvoth is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome