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No power to ignition switch

Recently installed rebuilt carb to my jeep. shortly after, was driving down the hiway and it just quits. nothing but the headlights work. installed new ignition switch, checked connections, battery, fuses and still nothing.

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  • mgpens Jul 18, 2009

    Thank you very much!! That was the problem.



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There should be one large hot wire going to the ignition switch thaqt has power at all times...I would check that wire and trace it back to the battery. Quite possibly, it will connect to a fusable link coming from a main junction such as the alternator or the power distribution block. Either the link has failed or there is a bad connection there. I'm going to look through any diagrams I have and see if I can find anything else that may be helpful but that's a good start for now.

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