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Old 07-31-2011, 03:41 PM   #1
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The CJ 7 I recentally bought is a wiring mess, wires here and there and running to no where, splices twisted with duct tape... basically everytihng you might expect from it changing hands so many times. Im new to Jeeps and wiring in general, this might be boiling it down a little too much but could I run a new line from the battery and install a new fuse panel and off that only run what I want such as lights, signals, a few guages, and wipers.

It looks as if there isnt much point in troubleshooting with bad grounds and some creative wiring.

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Old 07-31-2011, 05:35 PM   #2
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Old 07-31-2011, 06:15 PM   #3
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Sorry about that, guess that would help.. 1983 CJ-7 w/304 V8.

 

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Old 07-31-2011, 06:24 PM   #4
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Ok, your 83 came with a computer BUT not a 304. I'm guessing (almost postive) that the computer is no longer there. If thats the case you should be able to do what you sugested and just rewire whats needed and trash all the old junk wires.
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Old 07-31-2011, 06:31 PM   #5
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I think the two most popular subjects are wiring problems and vacuum leaks.
You need a service manual, actually you need every service manual you can find. Haynes, chiltons, Jeep and you have to study them and learn to use the tools of the trade, volt ohm meters, amp meters, relays, splices, the list goes on.
The closer you can come to what is on the wiring diagram in the book the easier it is to find a problem, in the middle of the night in the rain on the back side of noplace with a half dead flashlight. Remember a CJ is to go where sane people don't go and do things sane people don't do. It is going to brake, make it easy on your self and do it right. from this point forward you can't cuss the PO anymore , if it isn't right it is because you didn't fix it. Welcome to the site
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Old 08-01-2011, 09:30 PM   #6
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Old 08-01-2011, 10:59 PM   #7
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Old 08-09-2011, 10:07 PM   #10
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