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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-02-2000, 12:32 PM
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I'm not getting spark from my 86 CJ7.
The CJ has been undergoing some changes the last two weeks. Let me give the low down of what I've done and the things I've already checked.
First of all I replaced the Flex Plate, Starter, installed a Clifford Valve Cover, replaced the batter and the Solinoid.
One probelm I'm having is with the neutral safety switch on the transmission. That plug is giving me all minds of problems. I have a 3 speed Auto trans in it. Not sure on the exact model. My first question is, does the plug go wires up or wires down? I noticed the round plug as an indent but it feels like its going on both ways? Anyway its not grounding to the solinoid. So I grounded the solinoid and tried to start it. Well the starter will crank the engine, but its not firing up. I removed the Ignition Module and checked the wires there, everything seems to be set up okay. Now I would also like to mention that the previous owner of this jeep has performed the "Nutter By-pass" for those of you whom are familer with that. I'm going to start doing conductive tests of all the wires with my multimeter. And check the coil over. Any recommendations on what else I should look for?
Also, on my carb it has the automatic choke on it. This however has not been hooked up. If anyone else has done the Nutter By-pass, what wire should I be looking for to plug into the one connecter on the Auto Choke?


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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-02-2000, 06:07 PM
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I'm not sure what the Nutter-By-Pass does but the last one I had that just all of a sudden quit firing completely it was caused by the ignition module. Advance auto will hook it to a machine that can diagnose for sure in just a minute. Just a thought!!

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check the output of the pickup in the distributor.. should be about 800 ohms..
if its way high.. then its bad.. will be in the haynes manual how to do it..
since you have the meter there..

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