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    Default Starter Problems?

    Went out to start the Heap and no joy.

    Background:
    1983 Jeep CJ w/ 1979 AMC 304
    Dual Optima yellow tops
    Mean Green starter
    Last trip I was playing in the creek and had water up over the floor boards.

    Turn the key and nothing, no starter nosies but I have power to lights, radio, etc. Throw the charger on it for about 24 hours, come back and I have 13.8 volts at the battery. Try again and the same thing. I jumped the starter solinoid and got a click out of the starter, but it didn't even try to spin.

    Get under it to make sure the wires are tight on the starter and bang on it a little bit to make sure it isn't stuck. Still nothing.

    Pull the starter so I can try to bench test it and notice some water leaking out. I took the starter apart and dried it out with some WD-40, cleaned up some corosion and put it all back together. Put it back in the Jeep and still got nothing.

    So that is where I am now. Any suggestions?
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    When you bench checked it was the solenoid engaging?
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    Take the starter to a parts store that does free testing.
    Clean up your grounds/connections and try again.
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