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Delay in starter - Grand Cherokee Jeep Cars & Trucks

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  • Anonymous May 04, 2009

    intermittent. Sometimes the car starts fine, sometimes there's a funny 'delay' before the the engine starts (no clicka-clicka, but all the electrical systems seem to work and voltage warning light a) works fine and b) isn't indicating anything). And sometimes, the starter just won't start (no clicka clicka, nothing under the hood). Then I sit for 10 minutes, and try again, and the car starts fine. 15 yo car. Maybe the passive security thing is the answer....

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    Do you mean when you try to crank the eng. it does nothing for a moment??

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If the last post is true u may be havin trouble with the passive security in the key.

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