Mechanics

NEED HELP GETTING MY STARTED. DONT KNOW WHERE TO START ON THE TROUBLESHOOTING

1978 Jeep CJ7

I just bought a 1978 cj7 and I dont know where to start on the troubleshooting. This is my first jeep and I hope it will be a enjoyable experience. The battery is good. I put gas in the carb and jumped the solenoid. The fan in the front of the jeep spun but did not sound like it was wanting to start the engine. When I turn the key, nothing happens. I have no idea where to start or what to begin on. Help would be greatly appreciated.
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NHerring1991
September 27, 2011.



MAKE YOUR OWN!

HARDWARE STORE

1 JUMPER WIRE W/ CLIPS---CUT IN HALF

MOMENTARY SWITCH

DUCT TAPE SWITCH TO DESIRED ROUNDNESS

$10?

THE MEDIC


Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
Sep 30, 2011.
THOUGHT THAT WAS WAY OUTTA LINE (THIS AIN'T GREAT EITHER!)---MINE WERE UNDER, ONE WAS $15 AT HARBOR FREIGHT OTHER WAS A GIMME!

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/accessories/Actron-Heavy-duty-remote-starter-switch/_/N-25eo?counter=0&filterByKeyWord=REMOTE+STARTER+SWITCH&fromString=search&itemIdentifier=861222_0_0_

THE MEDIC


Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
Sep 30, 2011.
Im starting to understand what each wire coming off of the solenoid do. Tomorrow, I will look deeper into it. 5 and 6 could be switched. I do not know. Will look into it tomorrow. If I jump between "A" and "C", what voltage should I have on "D" and/or "B"?

I enjoyed looking at the album you emailed me. If you have more, send them on over. Defiantly interesting.
Thanks for everything so far and everything in the future,
Nathan.

What part of the US are you located in?


Tiny
NHerring1991
Oct 1, 2011.
DOES CLICKING ON MY NAME/AVATAR DO ANYTHING?

IF YOU ARE HOOKED UP "MY WAY", NOT MY WIRE DIAGRAM WAY

JUMP BETWEEN "A" AND "C", VOLTAGE?

IF ALL WIRES CONNECTED---TOUCH "A" TO "C" WITH WIRE OR SCREWDRIVER ACTIVATES SOLENOID (TURNS STARTER!)

"A" TO GROUND BATTERY VOLTAGE (12 V)

"C" TO GROUND----NUTHIN'!

"B" TO GRD----NUTHIN'

"D" TO GRD----NUTHIN'

A>C = "B" TO GRD. AND."D" TO GRDBOTH WILL HAVE BATTERY VOLTAGE (12 V)

JUST GET ONE ALBUM? WHICH ONE?

WESTERN S.C.

0200 HERE--IN MORN!

THE MEDIC


Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
Oct 1, 2011.
I bypassed the ignition and installed a momentarily push button switch. When I hit the button, the fan in the front of the jeep starts to spend. Where do I go from here?


Tiny
NHerring1991
Oct 1, 2011.
I got my 7 volts to the coil! Poured some gas in the carb and it started! Quickly burned up the gas in the carb then died. But we're in business! Wooohoooooo!


Tiny
NHerring1991
Oct 1, 2011.
Is there a way that I could install a kill switch? The engine stays running until it burns the gas in the carb. The other day I had good flow to the fuel filter so I think Im getting good gas. But I want to be able to shut off the jeep. Any suggestions?


Tiny
NHerring1991
Oct 1, 2011.
EXPLAIN FAN---LOST ME?---FAN IS NORMALLY MECHANICAL FROM WATER PUMP (LESS HEARTACHES) SOME DINGLE. BERRY PUT AN ELECTRIC ONE ON?

GOOD DEAL ON COMBUSTION!

MAKE SURE YOU GOT COOLANT AND OIL BEFORE EXTENDED RUNNING---IF FAN/ TEMP IS STILL AN ISSUE---SHUT IT DOWN AFTER YOU ACHIEVE OPERATING TEMP, AND IT WANTS TO OVER HEAT

JU GET THE 12V BOOST FROM "I" WHEN IT WAS TURNING OVER?

DETAILED LIST OF WHAT STILL NEEDS FIXIN' AND TUNING

STILL HERE FOR YOU!

HOW MANY ALBUMS JU GET?

THE MEDIC


Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
Oct 1, 2011.
Ignore the comment about the fan.I sent that question before I decided to pour gas in the carb. I'm running up to discount to grab some new cable terminals to re attach the cable from the battery to "d" I think. (Output side on solenoid).
I did get my 12v boost when turning over.


Tiny
NHerring1991
Oct 1, 2011.
KILL SWITCH?

KEY IN "OFF" POSITION WON'T DO IT?

IF NOT, SOMEHOW YOU ARE PERMANENTLY GETTING 12V FROM BATT/ ALTERNATOR TO THE COIL'S FEED. FIND THAT. DISCONNECT/ INSTALL SWITCH THERE

WIRE DIAGRAMS I SENT SHOULD SHOW YOU HOW IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE---KEEP IT NEAR THAT WAY AS YOU CAN (LESS CONFUSING)

IF YOUR KEY DOES WORK--YOU CAN BY-PASS IT UNDER THE HOOD (FOR PLAYING AROUND), LIKE THISKEY OFF (IN NEUTRAL, CHOCKED) POSITIVE BATTERY TO POSITIVE COIL (A JUMPER WIRE). START USING REMOTE

THIS METHOD WORKS, TILL YOU DISCONNECT IT (KEY IS OFF, NO BEARING ON THIS)

THIS DOES NOT NEED TO BE PERMANENT, VOLTAGE IS 12 (OK FOR NOW), WHEN YOU ARE DONE PLAYIN', IT NEEDS TO BE REDUCED, VIA THE RESISTANCE WIRE (ON THE WAY FROM "KEY ON", THE ORIGINAL SET UP) CONSTANT LOWER VOLTAGE KEEPS FROM MESSING UP THE IGN MODULE

THE MEDIC


Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
Oct 1, 2011.
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