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  1. Thanks for the tips @EUREKA! I think I’m going to take some time watching videos and picking apart what’s described in the thread you shared above. I also have a copy of the factory electrical service manual. All new territory for me which is exciting albeit a little intimidating haha. So I take it you’re in Eureka? I’m new to NorCal, and hoping to plan a visit over to Arcata soon.
  2. Yep this is on my 89 MJ. There is no cranking when I turn the key. I looked for an orange wire floating around near the origin of the black/white and green but all I see is a whole slew of colored wires that look like they’ve lost their original bunches, all bunched together in the area below the relay. I’ll try looking some more! For troubleshooting, would next step be measuring voltage at the terminals on the relay? I have a multimeter but not a lot of experience using it. Any recs for starting to study the electrical system?
  3. Went by Auto Zone last weekend looking for a horn relay and some fuses, got back in my truck and she wouldn't start. Not cranking at all luckily there was a mechanic across the street who took a look for me, tested the battery, and said he thought it was the starter relay. I couldn't find a new relay that day so he showed me how to touch the green wire to the nut on the relay to get it going in the meantime. I just got the new relay and swapped it in this evening. I cleaned the grime with electronic cleaner, applied dielectric grease. Pretty sure I got all the wires back on correctly, except for the orange wire for the fuel pump, which had ripped off the old relay, and is nowhere to be seen. The wires under the hood are kind of a mess in general. So. I was hoping it would start, but still nada. Is the missing orange wire my problem? Trying to think what else it could be! I had poked around and pulled out the horn relay before it started giving me trouble. Could I have moved something under the dash that would be causing the issue? Once we got it going with the wire my very worn key fell out of the key lock and the engine kept running. Could the worn key be the culprit? And am I gonna mess stuff up if I keep using this wire to nut starting hack? This is a manual transmission, 4.0 liter inline six engine.
  4. Reunited with my truck after a hiatus. Never posted pics of the bench I upholstered last year and my quartz shifter knob (my artsy side is starting to come out). Pretty happy with them. I also made new sun visors and got some help with the headliner. Below are two pics of the restoration job currently being done. It's going to look like a whole new truck soon.
  5. 1989 Comanche Eliminator 6 cylinder, 4.0 L engine, manual transmission Located in Central Virginia, but not for long. Currently in good driving condition and getting some restoration work done. Unique notes: I put in a bench seat with a custom cover I upholstered, and a quartz shifter knob. Owner is me Here she is loaded down on the road in Utah~
  6. Oh man thanks for offering! My sidekick's destination was actually Richmond, and I parked it in Charlottesville. The other half of the story that I haven't mentioned yet is that I'm leaving the country today for a year for school so sadly I won't be able to work on the truck for a while. Sounds like my dad has some interest though, I might try to get him on here. He's going to try to sort out the slave stuff and drive it occasionally while I'm gone. Hahhh But yes, amazing advice all around, I couldn't have done it without y'all! I'm glad I took the truck on the drive, despite the challenges. I will be anticipating my reunion with her! Gonna do a paint job eventually and who knows what else.
  7. Thanks guys. Ended up calling my last AAA tow to get us the last leg. In a perfect world would have used your tips but we were kinda in the middle of nowhere and both had to get to our destination tonight. Fixes to be continued!
  8. Where is the bell house? If I poured clutch fluid in could I drive for a while?
  9. I’m not seeing fluid leaking in large amounts... but the repairs were done maybe 800 miles ago. This is what I’m looking at:
  10. Also just looked under the hood and I think the clutch fluid is pretty gone, below the low marker. The cap seal appears to be cracked Bummed after dishing out cash to have it fixed!!
  11. Soo we made it to Southwestern Virginia and are having problems again. It seems there’s air in the system that needs to be bled out. Pumping the clutch was working up til now but we may be at a standstill again The good news, I dry shifted once on the road! To get us to a safe resting area. Glad y’all alerted me to that option. Don’t really want to rely on that for the rest of the drive though. Any tips? @Pete M @JustEmptyEveryPocket anyone else? Thanks!
  12. You guys were on the money! They are replacing the master cylinder, slave cylinder, and clutch. Also had a power steering leak.
  13. Thanks for the tips! Is this what’s called dry shifting? The tow guy mentioned that. Haha thanks. So does that mean an 89 will take longer?
  14. The towers have picked us up! They felt out the clutch and think the slave cylinder is bad. We’re on our way to Tulsa to get it fixed. Wish us luck! Any other tips appreciated too.
  15. I’m not sure how the clutch fluid is. Where is that under the hood? It seems inconsistent but right now it’s moving with the engine off. I have a tow coming... hopefully it will be an easy fix?
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