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I havent been having any problems but when I try to start my jeep,it's not turning over at all.I have lights..I had the battery checked at a Parts store and it's good.It won't boost off but I can push it and pop the clutch and it starts up right away.I thought it could be the alternator but if the battery was good,figured it would strat unless the battery was down.Am wondering if it could be the stsrter or does a jeep have a safety switch or something on it that would keep it from starting?Heard there could be a swich around the clutch..Thanks 1993 Jeep Wrangler YJ..Never has done this before

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You should have a switch on the clutch pedal under the dash. easy to test,,,just jump across it and see if it starts (only with trans in neutral and your foot on the clutch because it can start in gear when jumped) You also have a relay in the power distribution center and a fuse as well. Relay test is simple...most of the relays are the same so just swap positions. You should also check to make sure power is getting to the starter...12v at main connection and 12v at the small connection with the key turned to the start position (again in neutral and at least have the brake on) If you have power at the starter, likely it has failed. Don't forget...ignition switch needs to be working as well.

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I just had the same problem on my 94 Wrangler and thought the same thing. What the problem was is that my connections on my starter needed to be taken off , cleaned with sandpaper, and I put a shot of WD-40 , then tightned down. For me it was a problem solved. Hope this helps.

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