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help! ignition woes-Leve/others
I am trying to get the I6 running again after putting a new tub on this winter. Anyway, I have everything back in place (mostly), and am having trouble getting the ol' girl started. I think I have it narrowed down, but I will explain everything I have going on for sake of clarity.
Here is what happens: The ignition switch isn't working, so I have tried to hotwire the jeep by jumping across the starter solenoid. When I do this the jeep will turn over and actually starts as long as I maintain contact across the solenoid. I can only do this for a few seconds since the starter is also running, but as soon as I remove the wire, the engine quits. This may be enough info for you guys to figure out what is obviously wrong, but I will detail all my hookups so we can narrow the problem down.
I replaced the carter bbd with a Holley 4160-8007 390 CFM. I have all vacuum hooked up and electric choke also. It is pumping gas and choke seems to be working fine. That being said, I have gotten rid of all the closed loop stuff since this carb doesn't use it. Based on above symptoms I am sure it is not a carb problem.
To go along with the carb, I did a nutter bypass. There are 6 wires coming out of the ig module. 4 come out together and the orange, purple and black are hooked directly to the same color wiring coming out of the distributor. The fourth, green wire, is hooked to the coil. Ok, here is where I may have hookup problems. The coil has 3 wires coming out of it: 2 red wires(one with black track) coming from one side of the top and a GREYISH/WHITE wire from the other side. All literature I can find shows that this should be dark green. I hooked the green wire from the module to this greyish wire coming out of the coil. also, this wire has some kind of quick disconnect. Is this right??
Second question: The two wires coming out of the other side of the coil (red and red/tr). In my chiltons, it says the red/tr should be the wire going to the solenoid. However, in my setup (untouched by me, like this before I started) the red goes to the solenoid and the alternator, etc. The red/tr ends in rubber hookup of some sort, that is currently unconnected. Is this correct?
Other hookups: From the ig module: other two wires coming from there own clip, the red one is hooked to the starter solenoid at the red wire (the I post?). The other wire, which is discolored, I have hooked up the other post on the solenoid (s?- it is the blue wire post).
The ig module has a ground going directly to the battery and the black wire going from dist to ig module is also grounded to battery.
Alright, that is all I can think of. When I have hotwired the jeep, I have taken two wires from the s and i post on the solenoid and shorted them to the battery positive. So what the heck is up? is it obvious ta anybody? I have to get out there with a multimeter obviously, but I am hoping for a simple fix or obvious mistake somewhere.
anyway, sorry for being so long, but I hope it helps
thanks a lot!!!!!