Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
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Re: CJ 5 not starting
Like Jim said, I was thinking battery drain also.
Do this, get a test light, disconnect the negative battery cable, and run the test light between the battery and the cable to see if there is a draw on the electrical system. if the light comes on with the ignition switch in the off position, then you have a current draw on the battery. could be a bad switch, some wired backward, a positive wire that has worn through it's casing and is grounding out..... I had this one time and found that the electric choke was run wired to the wrong post on the solenoid..... :P
to narrow the search down, have a friend pull the the fuses on the fuse box one at a time (and put them back) you should come across a fuse that cuts power to a circuit. check that entire circuit.