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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-28-2000, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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Rewiring Ignition...

Well I chased an ignition problem for a while and finally found out it was the wire from the ignition to solenoid and now I need to replace that wire. What gauge of wire should I use...

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Re: Rewiring Ignition...

Be safe, always go one size or two up from what the factory used.
I'd use 14 Ga if I were you.
That one is easy, straight from the solenoid to the positive side of the coil.

It's supposed to be red, and it's supposed to be 18 Ga.

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Re: Rewiring Ignition...

Excuse me Aaron, maybe it's time for another cup of coffee this morning and read the post again.
My diagrams show a 12 gauge wire from the IGNITION to the SELENOID which is the wire in question.
Your answer is correct for the SELENOID to the COIL wire.


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Re: Rewiring Ignition...

I was looking at a '79 wiring diagram...
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I don't drink coffee, it pollutes the system.
Maybe you had TOO much coffee...

I did read the post, I just had the wrong year wiring diagram...
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The correct information for a '70 CJ-5 with V-6...
Wire number, D-42
Wire Color, Green
Wire Size, 14 Ga.
Wire Location, Ignition coil positive terminal to start solenoid (Ign.).

That is what the factory diagram says....
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Green or Red, 14 ga. will cut it for any ignition, electronic or breaker points style.
It's just the 12 volt kicker for when the engine is cranking, bypassing the ignition resistor.
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Re: Rewiring Ignition...

Josh didn't clarify if it was the ignition SWITCH to selenoid or ignition wire from the selenoid to the coil.
I read it to be the former and you read it as the latter, Aaron.
My Painless (Universal Jeep) diagram (which should be a good weathervane for all Jeeps) sez 12 Ga. for the switch and 14 Ga. (like you said) for the coil.
I just piped (in a friendly and jovial manner, mind you) because I'd hate to see too small a wire installed on this important (particular) ignition wire just to be on the safe side. Otherwise, I would have let it slide.
Fair enough?



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Re: Rewiring Ignition...

Boy kicking this coffee thing is a major PITA. Trying out a new "diet" (no coffee, sugar, carbo's), down 2 lbs, looking good so far. I got tired of people asking when I'm "due".

Use 12 Ga everywhere, and silver solder the ends, no "crimp" connectors or Scotch-Locks, waterproof coverings, and Marine wire (salt water corrosion resistant and heavy coating). My older brother made his own wiring harness out of this, everywhere on the jeep, never a problem. Of course, now he blew his engine, so it's always something.

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Re: Rewiring Ignition...

That is the same diet my doctor has me on, and I'm about to kill someone at random!!
I don't drink coffee, but I LOVE sweet iced tea, and I drink it all day long...
I'm about to die with out my tea!!

Went to my favorite Italian restaurant the other night, couldn't eat anything but the salad!
Boy, was I pissed!!
The owner is a friend, and he made me a steak that passed inspection of my girlfriend...
Couldn't even have bread sticks or a roll with dinner!

No sugar, Low carbs, no mixing carbs....
They said I can't have the fresh plumbs that are in season, AND I LOVE FRESH PLUMBS AND PAIRS!!

No milk, I can't even have Peanut butter and Jelly without catching hell!

I have lost 15 pounds in less then two months, but I'm just not getting used to it, and I cheat every chance I get...
One of these days they are going to find me Overdosed at the donut shop!!!!
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Jaffer, I see what you are saying now...

He said 'Ignition' problem, not 'Starter' problem.
If it were the feed to the starter solenoid, it wouldn't crank, and be labeled a 'Starter' problem I'd think...
(C-14, 16 ga., Lt. Blue, from ignition switch start terminal to starter solenoid start term.)

If you are talking about the wire from the 'RUN' position of the ignition switch to the coil, that's the resisted wire.
C-38 or D-38 would be the resistor wire, both 20 Ga Pink.
My book is showing ballast resistor and resistor wire both for that year, so I couldn't tell for sure.

A-13, 14 Ga. Green from switch to resistor.

So, unless you are talking about the ignition switch feed, which should be a 10 ga instead of 12 ga, I'm not seeing a 12 ga. at all.

I have to admit, I have older factory service manuals, and they are less than accurate sometimes...



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Re: Rewiring Ignition...

Sorry about no calrifying it very well...I will be more careful about that in the future...Aaron got it right though...It is the green wire the goes from the switch to the solenoid...14 gauge it is then...One thing that should have thrown a little bit more confusion into the fray is the fact that I am running 4.3L V6 which means some of the ignition stuff is different than the Buick V6 that was in it originally...Thanks guys I apperciate it...Now all I have to do is get a new gas tank and all will be good...

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