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1988 Jeep grandwagoneer

It just will not start, noteven turn over. The battery is good, ligths work, engin will not make a sound. after 2-3 days it starts and goes good.

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Have you tried moving the shifter around to neutral etc, while turning key? Next I would remove, clean & inspect, and re-tighten all connections to the battery & make sure you follow the cable from battery to where it's attached at other end of ground, and if at all possible for you, follow your +positive, to any junctions, for more connections and finally to the starter (while disconnected from battery still) , and see if you can get it/them to loosen & re-tighten, and inspect for corrosion etc., as well. careful when tightening, it a brass stud & nut and will snap off pretty easy, so just a good snugging will do.

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