Question about 1989 Jeep Wrangler
1989 Jeep Wrangler with the 4.2l straight 6 will not start. It will not crank. When the key is in the accessory position it has power, the windshield wipers work great and the radio works fine. When you turn the key to the on position, however, the windshield wipers slow down drastically and the radio shuts off. The starter does not spin. I have replaced the ignition switch, tested the starter relay/power distribution box, replaced the fusible links, battery is new, I still get nothing in the on position. It's like something is drawing power somewhere. All grounds are good according to my continuity meter, everywhere I tested checked out. Any help is greatly appreciated! I need to get her back on the road!
Honestly, it sounds like a bad ignition coil. When they get corroded inside they will draw power on a scale much higher than anything else on the vehicle. It is a coil and it's job is to take a little power and make a lot of it. If it's only when the key is in the "run" position, that is likely the case. The only real difference between the two positions is that in the run position there is power being delivered to the ignition system. Good luck.
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