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I Have a 1987 YJ Jeep Wrangler quite and will not start

I Have a 1987 YJ Jeep Wrangler(6 cylinder) and It quite on me in the middle of driving it. Everything went dead the only thing that works is the head lights and the emergency lights. It would not start afterwords. The engine does not spine or any noise is made when the key is turned. I pulled the alternator and tested it, it was fine. The starter is only a year old. The battery is has charge and works.

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i had the same problem. i drive a 95 so im not sure if it differs from were the fuse box is. look righ above you pedals to your far left. it should be right there. also if you instruments went out it will be a 15 fuse. its a blue fuse. next my panel went out cuz of the wires on my transmission. if yor looking at your jeep at the front. the wires will be on your left. make sure they are not burned or anything. it will be right on the side of your tranny. mind got burned by the exaust so they were shorting. check that is and see if that is what is it. for a temp fix just put some electrical tap around the wires and you should be set for a wile. good luck

Posted on Jun 30, 2008

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Hey there tsukaska,

No problem.

  • Get a 14mm or 9/16" socket and a long handled ratchet or breaker bar.
  • Get the belt around all the pulleys except the A/C compressor or Alternator.
  • The tensioner pulley is near the Alternator toward the center of the engine. It's on a spring loaded arm. Get your socket on the center nut of this pulley.
  • Slowly pull the ratchet toward the center of the engine. The pulley will pivot on the arm allowing you to get the belt on the final pulley.
  • Slowly release the tension.
  • You're done
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Posted on Aug 05, 2008

SOURCE: 1991 JEEP YJ WRANGLER CLUTCH

Check clutch fluid. Also check for clutch fluid leaks. I just found out that I had the same problem.

It is a leak of clutch fluid (brake fluid) under the dashboard. My mechanic says it's a simple fix.

Posted on Aug 06, 2008

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Read someone documents about this model:1991-1995 Jeep Wrangler YJ

Good luck!!!

Posted on Jul 10, 2009

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SOURCE: how do you replace the distributor on an 89 jeep

Jeep Wrangler/YJ 1987-1995 Repair Guide

DISTRIBUITOR

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

2.5L Engine
1987-90 VEHICLES
See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4

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Fig. 1: Exploded view of the distributor-1987-90 2.5L engine


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Fig. 2: Positioning the oil pump shaft for distributor installation-1987-90 2.5L engine


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Fig. 3: Positioning the distributor rotor and shaft for installation-1987-90 2.5L engine


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Fig. 4: Rotor position with the distributor properly installed-1987-90 2.5L engine




  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the primary lead from the terminal post at the side of the distributor.

The wire connector will contain a special conductive grease. Do not remove it. The same grease will also be found on the metal parts of the rotor.
  1. Disconnect the vacuum line if there is one.
  2. Remove the two distributor cap retaining hooks or screws and remove the distributor cap.
  3. Note the position of the rotor in relation to the base. Scribe a mark on the base of the distributor and on the engine block to facilitate reinstallation. Align the marks with the direction the metal tip of the rotor is pointing.
  4. Remove the bolt that holds the distributor to the engine.
  5. Lift the distributor assembly from the engine.

To install, if engine was not disturbed:
  1. Insert the distributor shaft and assembly into the engine. Line up the mark on the distributor and the one on the engine with the metal tip of the rotor. Make sure that the vacuum advance diaphragm is pointed in the same direction as it was pointed originally. This will be done automatically if the marks on the engine and the distributor are line up with the rotor.
  2. Install the distributor hold-down bolt and clamp. Leave the screw loose enough so that you can move the distributor with heavy hand pressure.
  3. Connect the primary wire to the distributor side of the coil. Install the distributor cap on the distributor housing. Secure the distributor cap with the spring clips or the screw type retainers, whichever is used.
  4. Install the spark plug wires. Make sure that the wires are pressed all of the way into the top of the distributor cap and firmly onto the spark plugs.

If the engine was turned while the distributor was removed, or if the marks were not drawn, it will be necessary to initially time the engine. Follow the procedure below.
To install, if engine was disturbed:
  1. Rotate the engine until the No.1 piston is at TDC compression.
  2. Using a flat bladed screwdriver, in the distributor hole, rotate the oil pump gear so that the slot in the oil pump shaft is slightly past the 3:00 o'clock position, relative to the length of the engine block.
  3. With the distributor cap removed, install the distributor with the rotor at the 5:00 o'clock position, relative to the oil pump gear shaft slot. When the distributor is completely in place, the rotor should be at the 6:00 o'clock position. If not, remove the distributor and perform the entire procedure again.
  4. Tighten the lockbolt.



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