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Old July 16th, 2014, 12:21 PM   #1
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Default 2001 Jeep Cherokee electrical issue

I bought a 2001 XJ a few months ago with no engine, transmission, or transfer case. The Jeep had the interior pretty well torn apart; No carpet, No radio, seats weren't bolted down, center console plastics were out as well as the plastic trim along the door. The wiring harness was still in the Jeep from the previous owner; it was set up with "California" emissions 02 sensors (dual catalytic converters off the manifold).

Here is the problem....I Slide the engine, trans, and tcase in and hook everything but the exhaust up. All the sensors are plugged in other than the 02 sensors. All the grounds are hooked up in their proper places. When I went to turn the key it wouldn't start then all I heard was clicking from the fuse box and the gauges on the cluster do not work either. There is lights and it will unlock and lock the doors from the passenger side only. There is also power to the fuel pump. I tried unplugging the Crank sensor, ran new ground wire from the fender to the block, checked fuses, replaced the ground terminal on the battery, made sure all the grounds were secured down, checked ground strap on the back of the block.

Has someone had a similar issue or have any advice?

Sorry for the long write up but I would rather have too much info than not enough.

Thanks for the help,

Josh

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Could be a neutral safety switch issue....those were known to have issues. Maybe try and move the shifter back and forth a bunch.....sometimes it will clean the contacts enough inside the switch to make it work for a little while again.
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Could be a neutral safety switch issue....those were known to have issues. Maybe try and move the shifter back and forth a bunch.....sometimes it will clean the contacts enough inside the switch to make it work for a little while again.
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I will try first thing tomorrow. I was busy with another project today. Thanks for the input I'll let you guys know what happens.
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