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    starting problem

    I recently changed my steering column and now my jeep won't start... I tried touching the poles on my starter and all I get is spark... I got the column out of a 88 xj with power Windows and locks and my xj is a 89 manual everything? Does that have any effect?... I'm kinda aggravated because its not easy switching them by yourself
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    Quote Originally Posted by XjShake
    I recently changed my steering column and now my jeep won't start... I tried touching the poles on my starter and all I get is spark... I got the column out of a 88 xj with power Windows and locks and my xj is a 89 manual everything? Does that have any effect?... I'm kinda aggravated because its not easy switching them by yourself
    Did you get it out of an auto or manual
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    Both are auto.. the only difference in the two is one connection.. I traced my switch up because mine is pretty open and it went to were the blinked and cruise control are... ill take a pic of the two
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    The one with the white connection is my original one... the black one looks like maybe its for a horn but it comes out in the same place mine does....
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    Re: starting problem

    Best to look at a wiring diagram for that jeep to see what you're dealing with. Ref the white plug, are there any tracers on the 4 wires or are they solid color?

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    I fixed it... just can't get the blinkers to work... my hazards flasher works so I switched it with the blinkers flasher but nothing happened... I guess ima just wait til its above 30 to figure it out
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    Quote Originally Posted by XjShake
    I fixed it... just can't get the blinkers to work... my hazards flasher works so I switched it with the blinkers flasher but nothing happened... I guess ima just wait til its above 30 to figure it out
    Switch your old blinker with the new one
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    Re: starting problem

    my blinkers havent ever worked... my old switch wouldnt even click... and myu entire steering column was loose so i just replaced it now i dont have blinkers but that thing sure is nice with a good steering column
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    Quote Originally Posted by XjShake
    my blinkers havent ever worked... my old switch wouldnt even click... and myu entire steering column was loose so i just replaced it now i dont have blinkers but that thing sure is nice with a good steering column
    Thought it might check fuses or your flasher might be going bad
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    I've checked both... I might go get a switch at the parts store and wire it up and see what happens... if it works ill put it in
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    Quote Originally Posted by XjShake
    I've checked both... I might go get a switch at the parts store and wire it up and see what happens... if it works ill put it in
    That says jeep all over it lol iv never had this problem
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    Lol... I'm bout to have EVERYTHING in her lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by XjShake
    Lol... I'm bout to have EVERYTHING in her lol
    Maybe just follow the wires and track it down your sure the switch is not the problem
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    I assumed it was good is there a way to just check the switch
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    Quote Originally Posted by XjShake
    I assumed it was good is there a way to just check the switch
    Not sure i would have to look at one maybe a continuity tester or ohms and work the switch im nit sure on the switch
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