1983 jeep wagoneer won't turn over

Asked by Jan 16, 2014 at 02:55 PM about the 1983 Jeep Wagoneer

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I replaced the starter and silynoid, also replaced ignition coil battery is good cap and rotor
look good..any ideas please?

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Neutral safety switch is bad. Try jamming it up into park and see if it cranks. Or move it around in neutral to see if it will.

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Ok so I tried that and still nothing but a "clunk" sound but no cranking. Thank you for the advice. Ugh


It is still the neutral safety switch on the transmission bad.

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Remove and clean and reinstall in your opinion? Or buy a new one? Thanks again!


Buy a new one. Once they go bad they're gone.

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Okay, I looked at the Internet about them, no special tools etc.? Located on the transmission? $13.99 @ OReilly.


Yes on transmission but make sure it is the neutral safety switch for your make/model.

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Thank you, after further testing we replaced the ignition pickup and cleaned all spark plugs and with some effort she fired up.But now she will randomly stall while driving but a quick shift to neutral and turn of the key fires back up and drives away... carb adjustment perhaps?


yes or a vacuum leak.

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So my jeep stalled yesterday and when I restarted it the starter kept cranking over and over. Then when I stopped it and tried to start I have nothing. Maybe starter relay failure?

Crank shaft sensor

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