1988 Grand Wagoneer (223,000 miles)
Wouldn't start - battery good - bypassed ignition by running two 14 gauge wires from starter to a heavy duty toggle switch - it then started fine - replaced ignition switch in column - no luck - replaced starter relay - no luck. I installed a brand new
starter from NAPA - still using toggle switch - now the starter binds - it will start eventually. I had the battery / alternator load checked - all good. I don't want to tear up the new starter.
- Should I assume the problem is between the column ignition switch and the starter relay?
- The starter bolts are tight.
- Do I need to try and shim the starter out so that is doesn't bind - or am I missing the real problem.