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Will not crank over

No juice at the starter when key is turned to start iI can not locate the neutrel saftey switch help.....94 jeep cherokee 4x4 auto

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    twistedfreak Dec 22, 2008

    i have the same problem my 94 has no power at the starter, but power everywhere else.could it be the ignition switch? battery's charged,and the volt meter doesn't even move when key is turned.need help.



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N/s switch is on the right side of the transmission (passenger side) It costs about $200. There is an eight wire plug up on the same side of the firewall near the trans dipstick. If you jump across the two center terminals opposite the plug latch (not on the same side as latch), you will bypass the switch. If it starts, then you have three options: remove the switch and replace it with new, used or take it apart and lightly sand all connections inside. Internal parts can fall out when taking it apart so be careful not to let this happen.The hardest part is getting it off the transmission (I use lots of wd40 careful rocking and pulling as well as patience.) You can find r&r instructions in most repair manuals. In an emergency, you can just jump the wires and use a toggle switch but then, engine will start in any gear as long as the switch is "on" DANGEROUS.

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