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Jeep won't start has power to lights but won't turn over

So my jeep has power to the lights and everything, but it won't turn over or even click. i think it might be the started but i am not sure. does anyone have any other ideas

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  • rtaylorw Dec 05, 2008

    Identical problem.  From starting fine, no running problem, to turn the key and get nothing at all.  Never seen this.  Lights, radio all fine.  Wonder if there is a schematic here that shows where the starter is.

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The starter is a good possibility. Try tapping the starter with a small hammer while trying to start it. Sometimes the brushes in the starter get dirty and tapping it will jar them loose. If the jeep starts then replace the starter. If the jeep does not start, take a test light and see if you are getting voltage to the big nut on the starter while trying to start it. If it's getting 12 volts and the jeep does not start, then replace the starter.

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1997 Jeep Cherokee. Problem with starting. Just replaced the relay fuse. Still having problems. The car will start if sitting for awhile. If you keep clicking the ignition switch the car will start. Do you think the ignition needs replacement?

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