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    Default Need help, cant find correct place to ask

    sorry if this is in the wrong section. Trying to post in the help forums.cant find the "post" link for new posts.
    My 88 Jeep has a problem,started about a year ago....click key on nuthing,back off,then on & nuthing do this a few times & it then fires right up. over time this problem has esculated to where it takes 20 clicks on/off to start the 4.0 Jeep. So......I replace the Ignition Key switch on the column........which made NO difference........then i replace the starter ignition switch further down the column behind the dash......Made No difference. Now what? I used a screw driver to jump across teh cellonoid screws & it DID engage the starter . so Im lost as to what I need to replace. Would a Cellonoid cause this problem maybe? dying to start My jeep up again & let it run for a while. Hope Someone can answer this. Anyone. Drawing straws here.

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    Default Re: nEED help ,cant find correct place to ask

    Sounds like a bad Neutral Safety Switch. Or guess it could be a bad solenoid on the starter.

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    Default Re: nEED help ,cant find correct place to ask

    ^^ +1!!

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    Default Re: nEED help ,cant find correct place to ask

    You can always pull the starter and have it checked for nothing. But I think the NSS clean up job is the solution. Melissa, one of our female members has a nice write up on cleaning hers.
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    Default Re: nEED help ,cant find correct place to ask

    I would pay you 50 bucks if it ISNT the neutral safety switch, what you CAN do is run a momentary switch or button to the starter this bypasses the NSS then all you do is put your key in turn to the position it returns to after starting it... then just push the button till it starts... Ive done that and never looked back

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    Default Re: nEED help ,cant find correct place to ask

    I'll bet 2 bucks it's your starter solenoid the hole time, 45 should get the starter totally rebuilt......... remove & check the local yellow pages
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    Buy a rebuilt from NAPA/Rockauto.com, etc for almost double.....

    Link: http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/x,ca...,parttype,4152

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    Default Re: nEED help ,cant find correct place to ask

    Quote Originally Posted by XJ4IV View Post
    I would pay you 50 bucks if it ISNT the neutral safety switch, what you CAN do is run a momentary switch or button to the starter this bypasses the NSS then all you do is put your key in turn to the position it returns to after starting it... then just push the button till it starts... Ive done that and never looked back
    Quote Originally Posted by DETOURS View Post
    I'll bet 2 bucks it's your starter solenoid the hole time, 45 should get the starter totally rebuilt......... remove & check the local yellow pages
    or
    Buy a rebuilt from NAPA/Rockauto.com, etc for almost double.....

    Link: http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/x,ca...,parttype,4152
    Before I spent any money or did anything, I would hook up a remote starter switch to the starter relay and check that. Then I wouldn't have to lay down any bets.
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    Default Re: nEED help ,cant find correct place to ask

    Quote Originally Posted by 4.3LXJ View Post
    Before I spent any money or did anything, I would hook up a remote starter switch to the starter relay and check that. Then I wouldn't have to lay down any bets.
    I bet MONEY that 4.3 has the BEST answer! but the remote starter... is the same thing as the momentary switch

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    I'm thinking that if it was the neutral safety switch it wouldn't do anything. But you can try starting it in neutral rather than drive to test it.

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    Default Re: Need help, cant find correct place to ask

    A rotten wire off the block connector that bolts to the fuse panel can do this too
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    Default Re: nEED help ,cant find correct place to ask

    a Momentay switch? I found a thing that is mounted about 4 inches from ther battery, mounted on the Pass.fender somehow. It has like 4-5 screw studws with terminal ends & wires go to. From one of tose stud screws,theres a greenish wire that leads down to the starter sillonoid & attaches to the small screw on there. sorry if this is confusing.

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    Default Re: Need help, cant find correct place to ask

    when it does run....it can start in any gear. so Im assuming there is no NSS or else its unhooked maybe.

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    Default Re: Need help, cant find correct place to ask

    the Fuse panel? Inside the truck under the dash? the MAIN fuseblock?

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    Manual?

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    Default Re: nEED help ,cant find correct place to ask

    Quote Originally Posted by 88AMCOMANCHE View Post
    a Momentay switch? I found a thing that is mounted about 4 inches from ther battery, mounted on the Pass.fender somehow. It has like 4-5 screw studws with terminal ends & wires go to. From one of tose stud screws,theres a greenish wire that leads down to the starter sillonoid & attaches to the small screw on there. sorry if this is confusing.
    That is your starter relay. If you hook up a remote switch, then you would use that relay. The green goes to the starter solenoid, black or black stripe is ground and the other is from the ign switch. The ground goes to the NSS. So if you hook up a switch or if you are gutsy, use a screw driver and arc the large post which is hot off the battery to the post with the yellow (I think) and it should operate the starter if it is in park or neutral. If not, you can ground the post with the black wire to the body and try again. If it works, then it is the NSS. If not, pull the starter and have it checked.
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