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Jeep will not crank. Battery, starter, cables are all good. Could this be a sensor, or starter switch? Help!

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  • waffle1091 Dec 07, 2008

    Ok, I'm an idiot, where is the starter relay

  • waffle1091 Dec 07, 2008

    Took the starter off and had it checked, it's good.

    Give me a horse any day, lol.

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It could be the starter relay

Posted on Dec 07, 2008

  • Ronnie Houston Dec 07, 2008

    check the solenoid first to see if its kicking out if its not then you need a new starter

  • Ronnie Houston Dec 07, 2008

    the starter relay is going to be located on or near the starter...its usually located in the pos hook up to the starter

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Got a jeep cherokee sport 2 5 manual will not start bypassed clutch sensor is ther a gear position sensor


you meant NO CRANK RIGHT? ill pretend yes.
2.5L stick shifted.
no, there is only a clutch pedal switch.

if you use a voltmeter this is easy.
but that is last. not first.
Head lights work , bright,
battery terms clean
does hotwiring the starter solenoid crank the crank shaft fast?
yes, then the starter works and key line is dead.
no, then the starter is bad, (assumes battery good and charged)

1st ,first is jumper cable starts. does that crank engine?
off a running donor car. AAA tow truck style.

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Where is fusiable link in a 2001 jeep grand cherokee


4.0L or 4.7L engine> the park switches are different.

you pulled a starter with out removing battery neg lug?
is that it?
your post makes it hard to see what the story is.
you replaced starter because car would not CRANK
or
you replaced starter, and shorted out the big cable and boom
and now all things are dead. what?
ill assume car would not crank one day
and you gue$$ a bunch of parts and guessed wrong,
guessing is very expensive.
------------------------------Testing wins--------------------------------------
so no crank 101, posted 100 times. ILL ASSUME it's a A/T tranny.
(im ignoring new parts, i never assume anything works i test it)

  1. check all fuses in all boxes. using a voltmeter. 12vdc both sides key on and battery cables lugs area all clean and tight x4 ends.
  2. you check battery volts its 12.6vdc rested, good.
  3. you crank, and the solenoid just clicks. or only the starter relay only clicks, (more later on that)
  4. you see that battery voltage never drops below 11v and crank time. (11v is typ, tad less if in Alaska, or bad battery or not charged fully)
  5. You then jumper cable crank car, off a running donor car ,just like Mr. AAA tow does.... same to a fault. (google how) (hinting your battery is good, I have a battery load tester so can check)
  6. if this cranks ok, the battery is bad. (happens or is discharged)
  7. car still will not jumper crank.
  8. we next hot wire the starter small wire to big lug. keys in pocket. Called hot wiring a starter solenoid.
  9. engine does not crank, starter bad. or may be battery cables.
  10. engine does crank nice , my keys are in pocket ,see?
  11. ok starter is good, at test 10. so we now know its ok. easy huh>
  12. now we know the key line is bad. 1 wire. end to end. easy.
  13. you try to start in neutral, omg it starts. bad PRNDL switch.
  14. or its bad starter relay.


now we show how it cranks. good starter and battery (& cables)
keyon,
put shifter in to park then neutral and crank.? fails both?

the starter relay must close cranked, if not, bad park switch or bad relay
in this moment (cranking) there must be 12vdc across the 2 relay coil pins.
pin 85 and 86 with volt meter, if 0v, the PRNDL switch is bad.
or on 4.7L the TRS switch.
if the relay closes, then jb fuse f31 is ok and pdc f8 must be good.
and you then turn key to crank. and relay pin 87 goes to 11v to 12v.
this then is a single wire that goes directly to the starter solenoid
tiny wire , it goes to 12v and starter cranks, 11v what you see here
unless in alaska , less. (10v ?)

see red arrow what is voltage there cranking?
we can go fast , if you just do that.

25513501-qtmfudt4eg5vdkejwfy5ompz-5-0.jpg the transmission switch grounds the lower coil,here.
if not the starter will be dead forever.
both fuses must be good, or same.
12vdc arrives at top left fuse, and is hot only cranking.
if the right fuse, glows above the relay can not send power to the starter solenoid.

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Where is the starter relay located on a 1993 jeep cherokee 2wd.


93 is first good year for all jeeps, lucky you are. YJ jeep.
which engine?
ask for help not parts, jeep.com parts online shows all parts so there is never a need to ask that.
ask why the starter is dead. (well what transmission) auto or stick?

no noise means NO CRANK, no engines un cranked but my M/T
fails hot and cold some times , good input , rare this. here.
and 2wd too boot, very rare this fact. stated.
ok.

when a car does not crank what do we do. (easy to hard just like AAA tow does)
  1. i wiggle key, at start position, crank now.?
  2. i wiggle the shifter, in park, and crank (PRNDL switch issues)
  3. same but move shifter to neutral, (keyon, foot on brake shift to neutral and crank, cranks now? neutral contacts good park bad.
  4. next if all above fails, (all free to do) we next check battery volts. 12.6vdc i good, 11v bad, charge it or get a new one.
  5. I then jumper cable jumper battery off runnning donor car, like AAA does. crank now? yes, battery has issues, common as nails that. No crank now, so.
  6. I then hot wire the starter soleniod. keys in pocket, it does not crank the starter is bad. it cranks now the key line is bad or

A real FSM book, online, and free.
http://www.jeep4x4center.com/knowledge-base/index.htm?utm_source=cj#service

click 93 jeep, click wiring. pdf page 64 shows your relay.
see that the fuses need to be good
and the PRNDL switch energizes the starter relay.
the PRNDL ground the relay coil , the coil gets power from the Ign. switch and RELAY pin 29 goes to 12v cranking (11v typ) and the starter cranks.
that is how it all works.
if you have a volt meter all this is super easy, and no guessing needed. ever.
if you buy a new relay and it dont fix it ,you will be back here.

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2006 jeep liberty turn switch on and have power.starter and battery gd but wont turn over wont even click


the tests are all easy,
check fuses first, on all electric fails, starter ,charge and EFI are all electric systems.

super easy.
  1. jumper cable cranked with donor running car work?
  2. yes, battery is dead, or only discharged, charge it work?
  3. yes jumps but charge fails, bingo battery toast.
  4. so the jumper fails. in #1 , all that is a bad starting system. (not a part, the system)
  5. clean battery lugs. check fuses, and then hot wire the starter solenoid lug (dinky lug ,not huge one) (in park and wheels chocked keys off)
  6. ok that fails the starter is bad.
  7. ok that works. so the KEY line is dead. try starting in neutral yet?> bingo works, bad PRNDL switch on tranny side.
  8. the KEY line can be interrupted with some alarms, on a jeep it has Immobilizer that cuts fuel not cranking. so.... PRNDL switch bad or the key switch is self .
  9. Using any voltmeter to do the checks is a WIN. 12.6vdc is a charged battery is yours 12.6v rested/???????????

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Why is my jeep not starting, no turn over but clicking


automatic transmission? mine a stick. and different.
ok.
does it crank in neutral as the operators guide states?
not just park, neutral has fresher contacts, try them.
clean battery lugs first.

here is the list of tests, (not guessing !)
  1. fuses all good,
  2. battery charged? does jumper cables work now?
  3. if jumper cables cranks engine then battery is bad or only discharged (for other reasons, ask)
  4. if jumper fail, the starter or key line is dead.
  5. we hot wire the starter next. if it cranks now starter is good.
  6. if the hot wire fails, starter is bad(battery charged )
  7. i the starter hot wires ok that key line is dead.
  8. i then check the P/N park neutral switch next (ask)
  9. or further up the line to the ign. switch.
  10. (or use a scan tool) the newer cars can report more errors. not looking , here, you can miss the boat.

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