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For 1992 Wrangler, manual transmission, able to jumper across the hot and start connections on the solenoid to start the truck, but nothing when the key is turned.

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The problem is in your ignition switch. The ignition switch is in the steering column. It is just inside or under the dash. The ignition switch is not sending power to the starter solenoid.

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What number fuse sockets are the security system and ignition switch in it doesnt make a sound in the starter but when jumping across post on selonoid it sparks but turn key nothing happens

if the battery is good.
and charged.
then the solenoid jumped will crank engine,(not start if you keep keys in pocket)
if that hot wire test fails and the battery and its lugs not green.
then the starter is bad.
try using a fresh known good battery first.
or jumper cable (AAA style) jump start it off a running donor car.
if the hot wire fails now, the starter is bad or the enigne is siezed.
can you spin the engine by hand, (using a socket and breaker bar , keys again in pocket::>?)
battery >>>>>>cables>>>>>starter.
this is all it take to crank the engine, just that. if you know how to hot wire a solenoid, do you? the switch below is just a jumper wire or even old screwdriver blade.

battery needs to be 12.6vdc rested, is it ? or more.
less is discharged(and normal temps, not -40F)

the oldest GC.
see photo below... jumper at J.
as you can see security has zero to do , here.
if hot wired. zero.


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Hi there
Tap the starter motor and solenoid with the wooden (handle) part of the hammer to loosen the internal workings, a possible layer of rust formed on the inside of the starter.

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next is jumper cable jump start to good running helper car battery.
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wont crank. now?\\
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