I have an 80ish cj7 I've owned a 7 since 1991, mine was flooded in katrina in 2005, bought this one to replace her in 2006 and it has some issues patched and mismatched together by previous owner-recently I began having starter issues finally got it resolved-dont really know what fixed it exactly but its or was starting. I was attempting to start it to move it, and its been a few weeks so it takes a couple tries to start. Well I pumped the pedal and was turning over when sounded like battery getting low (i only try a few seconds at a time dont want to burn up starter and usually cranks after a couple tries and some pedal pumping)so I stopped for a few seconds then turned key to try to start and NOTHING no click, no lights, headlights wont come on, nada, volt meter doesnt move its completely dead. I have had this problem once before and a mechanic friend of mine did something under dash and pow started working again-i have no idea what he did but it only took a minute. As a note the key is broken in the lock-but its been like that. I did put the other half into ignition in case that was it but it didnt make a difference. It was turning over fine and then zip like a switch shut off. I just replaced my negative cable about a month ago it was bad-all connections look good-i wiggled and tugged coil wires, starter wires and solenoid they all look fine. Its been very cold here 20's at night so I have since charged battery with a charger, and retried and still zip, headlights wont come on and no power any where. Its a new starter new coil new solenoid-new carb too its just kind of finicky I guess needs adjusting when I first put it on didnt need to pump at all. So any suggestions? Thanx for your time Rita Adams Bay st. Louis ms
have the same problem?
Sunday, January 16th, 2011 AT 1:22 AM