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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2010

    Default 1987 Jeep Wrangler ignition

    My 1987 Jeep wranlger turns over and starts when I connect the battery. There are sparks when I connect the negative battery cable. It runs for about 15 seconds, then shuts off. The key is not in the ignition on the steering column. I recently had the battery chargerd and it tested good. I checked for loose wires as best I could. I have not had the starter tested.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2007


    Hello jhunt,

    When you have a circuit(s) that is closed when it is not supposed to be, that is an electrical problem. You can use the electrical diagrams in our manual to help you find the problem. These problems can be hard to find if you're new to this kind of thing and professional assistance may be necessary.

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