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92 jeep wont turn over

My jeep wont turn over ck stater n was told it is good used a trigger starter got nothing screw driver on starter got some little spark but would not turn over did it n neutral n in park

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Do you have connection at the battery? have you checked fuses and the alternator? hope that helps sometimes fresh ideas work

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In order for your starter to operate, you need 12v at the main cable and that reading should not drop below 9.5 with the key turned to the start position. You also need to see 12v at the small trigger wire terminal with the key turned to start. (same terminal you jumped to with your screwdriver).
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First, using a digital volt/ohmmeter, check the power at the main lead on the starter. It should read full battery voltage. If not check all connections at the battery and to the starter. Next, check the small trigger wire on the starter with the key turned to start. There should be 12v there as well. If not, Check the starter relay and the ignition switch. If you have 12v at the main wire and the trigger wire, replace the starter, providing that you can turn the engine by hand.
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92 jeep wrangler has power but wont turn over to start


The terms "turning over" and starting are often confused... Cranking (turning over) is when the starter turns the engine, regardless of the end result. Starting is when the engine actually runs (even if for a moment).
If your problem is that the engine is turning when the starter is engaged, but not starting, then you have either a fuel or spark fault.
If the engine is not turning, check that the battery has a full charge, and holds adequate power when loaded, that proper voltage is reaching the starter and there is a good engine ground. Power should also be present at the small trigger wire on the starter when ign key is turned to start position.After checking these things you can begin to make a decision on what needs attention and proceed from there.

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