1977 jeep cj-7

Asked by Apr 04, 2010 at 11:11 AM about the 1977 Jeep CJ7

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I am having trouble starting my jeep, i have changed the plugs and wires the cap and rotor the coil and ignition
modual and i stil do not have any spark from coil????
There seems to be elecrticity to coil from battery but will not spark, am i missing something???
It ran great and just stopped, i thought for sure it was something simple but now i am confused

2 Answers


I've got a '78 jeep cj7, golden eagle w/ 360 engine. I've got th same problem but I've had this happen before. This time I didn't think about a part that is right up under your nose. If you look over on the driver side wheel well there is a square metal looking box. Can't remember the name of this module but if you disconnect it and filp it over it's full of a waxy substance. Don't remove the wax when you get the new one. but you can take it to the parts place ( I got mine at advance auto) and it may fix the problem. This is what I have to do today and hopefully mine will crank. I've had this jeep 19 years and this had been a problem in the past, sometimes with the length of time you own something, problems tend to reoccur. If you want to contact me directly my e-mail is exchangefactor@yahoo.com. I also have jeepsters friends that I can swap stuff with or ask questions, but my jeep has been something that I have always worked on by myself so I have learned a lot thru trial and error. Hope this helps......LIZ Foster


thought I would let you know that Monday I got my jeep up and running, of course I had to ask for help and my ex-husband jumped at the chance to work on my jeep. So after 4 hours we got it running. Had to replace the battery, battery cable (positive) and then replaced the fuel pump and fuel line. But I did replace the starter, coil and solanoid before he came to work on it. hope this helps....LIZ

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Jeep CJ7 Questions

Jeep CJ7 Experts

#1 Randy King
Randy King
Reputation 50
#2 Dudman5703
Reputation 40
#2 tenspeed
Reputation 40
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep CJ5
24 listings
Used Jeep Cherokee
355 Great Deals out of 58,895 listings starting at $2,378
Used Ford F-150
2,410 Great Deals out of 209,424 listings starting at $895
Used Jeep Wagoneer
11 listings
Used Ford Bronco
193 listings
Used Ford Mustang
320 Great Deals out of 45,523 listings starting at $2,000
Used Toyota Land Cruiser
18 Great Deals out of 1,160 listings starting at $3,995

Used Cars For Sale