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I have a 1980 cj7 and when I turn my ignition nothing happens! It has a new starter, battery, and solenoid

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  • jasonflowers Jul 28, 2009

    Thanks for the tips!! I figured out the problem......the new solenoid that Kragen sold me was faulty! This has happened twice now with Kragen solenoids....for some reason the solenoids that they have sold me on two occassions have not worked for my Jeep??? Its strange! i hooked the old solenoid back up and it worked fine! i don't know if whoever had my Jeep before me changed some wiring around or something to specifically match the solenoid that was in there? ( which I thought that most solenoids were basically the same) Or, if I just happened to be so lucky to get (2) defective solenoids in a row from Kragen?



    Thanks,

    Jason

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Is the vehicle cranking at all, or is there absolutely nothing when you turn the key? If there is nothing at all, have you checked the ignition relay to see if it is good? If it is cranking, but not starting, then check to see if there is spark getting to the plugs and whether the ignition coil is good. Please give me some more info and thanks.

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    Bruce Canfield Jul 28, 2009

    I believe that the Jeep CJs had an electronic ignition module. That seems like a good place to start. Best wishes.

  • Bruce Canfield
    Bruce Canfield Jul 28, 2009

    Go to the autozone website at autozone.com and register your vehicle. It's free and you will have access to a full online repair manual for your vehicle. It has the information that you need to test the coil (resistance parameters) and information on, and procedures for testing the ignition control module. Hope this helped and best wishes.

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