Question about 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

How do I access starter on 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee

When I turn the key I just get a click. If I run a jumper cable from battery to starter silinoid (?) it cranks right up. So I'm pretty sure it's a wiring problem. It worked fine and then just stopped, luckily it was in my garage.

I've jacked up the jeep from the frame to allow as much suspension droop as possible, but I can still just barely reach the starter with my finger tips. How do I get to it so I can re-do the electrical connections?

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • ccsteil Dec 09, 2008

    My question is really just how do I get better access to the starter. It's sandwiched between the exhauxt/catalytic converter and the front left suspension components.



    Do I have to remove the exhaust? What do I do?



    Thanks!

  • ccsteil Dec 09, 2008

    Has anyone personally replaced the starter on a 2004 Grand Cherokee with a V8? How do I get to it? It looks like I almost have to remove the exhaust to do so. Please tell me there's an easier way.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    Check the electrical connections to the starter solenoid, see if the test light goes on when the key is held in the crank position, if the test light lites then the issue may be with the nuetral safety switch which is on the transmission. U can buy a 12 volt test light for a few bucks, best tool for this kind of job.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 160 Answers

It is your starter cynnaoid replace then it should be fixed leave a commit if need any more help

Posted on Dec 09, 2008

  • Bryan Howald Dec 09, 2008

    you have to remove the down pipe on the exhaust to get to then there should be some room to unbolt it and drop it out

×

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

What if it not making any noise when I try to start it just turns over at the same rate Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0L


no year, 1993?
that's the starter motor , called cranking over and engine.
or silent start. (dead)
key turns no sound from starter.
does it click?
is dash warning lamp all glowing key on, they must, if not battery is dead, or battery lugs only corroded, (clean em?)
are head lamps dim or dead, turned on?
just it jumper cable crank, (AAA autotow style)
id say battery is dead. or lugs rusty.

Mar 31, 2016 | Jeep Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

2000 jeep grand cherokee 4.7 has a no crank no start on cold mornings


DOES IT CRANK in NEUTRAL? using fresh PRNDL contacts?
no crank, is easy to diagnose. with just one tool a voltmeter.
12.6vdc is a charged battery , rested, if lower, and not cold its discharged. so charge it or jumper cable crank engine off running donor car. easy huh?
if it cant crank it cant start, (mine can push start or gravity start)
battery cable lugs clean and tight x4 ends? green corrosion?

we then hot wire. the starter solenoid, next. (using old screwdriver as jumper bar)
it cranks now (good starter ) all in 5min work !
it does not crank bad starter.

so it cranks hot wired. good.
so next what is next, easy the KEY line.
the key line runs form the starter to the PRNDL switch and then the KEY switch (crank Start line)
if the car has SKIM immobilizer it cuts fuel not spark.

so i check for 12vdc into PRNDL cranking then key is ok.
if got 12vdc in to PRNLD but not out cranking the switch is bad.
or maladjusted?
its that simple ,with any 10buck DMM off walfarts shelf.

if car is hacked or alarms spliced in, we cant fix it here, its not stock.
same with remote start hack jobs.

Jan 27, 2015 | 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

Turn key and starter does not turn


my guess, A/T tranny car.........?????
dies it jumper cable jump start off a running car.?
yes, battery bad, battery not charged or charging system in car bad.
no, then will the gear shift, or start in neutral.
do 1 to 6.
http://www.fixkick.com/nocrank.html#tricks

7 & 8 is m/T cars. they start 3 ways.

Mar 18, 2014 | 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

Installation instructions on changing a starter in a 2005 jeep grand cherokee with the 5.7L


Removal of the Starter
  • Park your Jeep Grand Cherokee on a level surface, activate the emergency brake and place blocks behind the back tires for safety. Disconnect the negative battery cable with a terminal puller and isolate it. Raise the front end of the car with a jack for easier access to the starter.
  • Check for a support bracket if your Jeep Grand Cherokee has four wheel drive (also in some transmissions). You will find the support bracket between the front axle and side of the transmission. Remove the two support bracket bolts at the transmission and pry the support bracket away slightly to obtain access to the starter bolts. Place the bolts you remove in the jar for safe keeping until later.
  • Support the weight of the starter and unfasten the starter mounting bolts. Place the bolts in the jar. Move the starter toward the front of the vehicle. The nose of the starter pinion housing should clear the housing.
  • Point the nose of the starter downward and lower the starter enough to remove the nut that fastens the battery positive cable wire harness connector eyelet to the solenoid battery terminal stud.
  • Remove and disconnect the positive battery cable from the solenoid terminal stud/connector receptacle. Remove the starter motor from the engine of your Jeep Grand Cherokee.
  • Take your malfunctioning starter to the parts store with you. Aftermarket distributors re-manufacture most of the starters they sell, so you can likely obtain a partial credit toward your new starter by exchanging your old one. Be sure that you take care not to damage the starter in transit, because the better condition it is in, the more you can get for it.
  • Purchase a replacement starter that has the same or higher cranking capacity (power rating) as the original starter. Also, match the bolt patterns, drive gears and electrical connections. Your owner's manual may list specifications or the auto parts technician will help you determine them. Download an owner's manual on the My Jeep website.
Installation of the New Starter
  • Snap the solenoid wire to the starter motor. Remember to support the weight of the starter at all times.
  • Reconnect the positive battery cable to the solenoid stud and tighten the battery cable eyelet nut.
  • Position the starter next to the transmission. If your Jeep Grand Cherokee has an automatic transmission, put the cooler tube bracket in position. Install and tighten the starter mounting bolts. Replace transmission support bracket.
  • Lower your Jeep Grand Cherokee back to the ground. Reconnect the negative battery cable. Turn the key in the ignition to see if your new starter motor functions correctly.
  • Jun 03, 2011 | Jeep Grand Cherokee Cars & Trucks

    1 Answer

    2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Engine wont start when key is turned on. here a click when key is turned but that is it. battery has a charge. could this be a relay problem


    Remove battery connections and clean them, or try twisting cables. The clicking is the solenoid kicking in. Your likely not getting enough power there to engage the starter. Other wise, your starter is probably bad, you can try tapping it with a hammer or what ever else you can hit it with. Don't try to kill it. If it starts after hitting it, its definitely the starter motor. Start with the connections tho.

    Feb 17, 2010 | 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee

    3 Answers

    Jeep Cherokee starting issue


    On an intermittent start problem like this you may be having a starter solenoid issue or your wire on the starter from the key switch may be loose. Or you may have a corroded battery cable or the safety neutral switch may be going bad. Is it a automatic? If it were it would be the clutch safety switch going out. So do the simple things first. Clean cables like the first guy said if that does not fix it locate the starter and if you have jumper cables the next time it does it put the positive lead of the jumper cable on the Positive battery terminal and the other touch to the starter wire with the key in the run position where the big wire on the starter is, if you here it spin it means the starter motor is ok if it don't it is bad or the connection on the starter is loose. Also a bad battery cable could cause this from the battery to the starter next put a small wire into the end of the positive jumper cable and touch the S terminal on the starter if you here a solid clung it means the solenoid is good. So check the connections on the starter and tighten the starter bolts as they may have worked loose and don't have a good ground. So if you want more as stance just post on my question and I will hell p more and if this is more informative please rate

    Sep 23, 2009 | 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee

    1 Answer

    My 99 jeep grand cherokee will not start. My battery has a good charge and the starter was replaced less then a month ago, have lights, windows,ect. turn key and nothing! need Help.


    Sounds like you need to replace the power cable to the starter, I just did this yesterday on my Saturn...There isn't even clicking right?

    Sep 14, 2009 | 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee

    1 Answer

    Jeep will not start


    Check the positive battery cable. Follow it from the battery to where it connects to the starter. More than likely there is a bad connection or internally broken cable

    Sep 09, 2009 | 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee

    2 Answers

    98 Jeep Grand Cherokee - will not start - starter solenoid clicks once when engaged but starter will not turn engine - plenty of voltage (14V with jumper cables connected) going to solenoid - with screw...


    The starter is bad. Solenoid is good, the starter itself is bad. You can remove it and take it to Schuck's/Chief's/Kragen/NAPA, they will test it for FREE. You can't beat free!!!

    Jul 16, 2009 | 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee

    1 Answer

    My jeep won't start (1987 Jeep Cherokee)


    Your starter needs a "makeover". try to clean or change the brushes in the starter.

    a cheap and simple solution, is to make the cables on the starter longer, and attach them to a button in you car. If you choose that solution, you just have to turn on the ignition, and then push the button you have connected the starter cables to.

    Apr 11, 2009 | 1987 Jeep Cherokee

    Not finding what you are looking for?
    2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Logo

    Related Topics:

    265 people viewed this question

    Ask a Question

    Usually answered in minutes!

    Top Jeep Experts

    yadayada
    yadayada

    Level 3 Expert

    60541 Answers

    Colin Stickland
    Colin Stickland

    Level 3 Expert

    21927 Answers

    Jeff Turcotte
    Jeff Turcotte

    Level 3 Expert

    6811 Answers

    Are you a Jeep Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

    Answer questions

    Manuals & User Guides

    Loading...