Question about 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Recently i put my key in the ignition, turned it, everything lights up and is ready to go, then it will not crank. found out if i hold it there for a number of seconds it cranks and runs great. very recently i get in my car, turn the key, wait, put down my windows at the same time, and it never started. took the key out and put it in to try again. this time, nothing turned on at all. no gauges, no radio, nothing except things that work without the key in the ignition. THIS IS A HUGE PROBLEM because my windows are stuck down and I live in jersey city with street cleaning tomorrow. When i turn the key no activity at all happens. I did notice that my car still notices the key is in the ignition when i open the door and it starts beeping at me to take it out, but why wont it do anything else?! Please HELP!
Posted by Anonymous on
I looked at info for 4.0L engine.
Make sure battery has a full charge and battery connections all good.
In the first picture, check that 40 amp fuse, under hood fuse box, not only check the fuse, check the fuse circuit for voltage, hot all the time. Use a test light to check for voltage.
The diagram for ignition switch, the top wires are voltage going to ignition switch, the bottom wires are voltage from ignition switch with key in the proper position. You can see the wire colors. Do some testing.
Posted on Mar 16, 2017
I think you installed the switch incorrectly.
Posted on Mar 16, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
When you turn the key to Start:
This will test your starter. If your starter passes this test, you're half way done with an alternative low cost, low effort fix. First, the test.
Remember: Good things come to those who Rate!
Posted on Aug 21, 2008
Check your battery cables. Remove them and clean the contacts, if the ends are replacements take them apart and clean. Use a wire brush or sand paper. Make sure you remove the negative first and reinstall it last. Also check the battery and fuse links. Your problem is in there some where the battery, cable ends, cables, or a fuse link. If still no start let me know the results and we can go from there if need be.
Posted on Sep 20, 2009
Testimonial: "Ron, thanks for the help. I had already done what you had listed. I cannot figure out how it could work and then not work 20 seconds later "
Tips for a great answer:
Insert the ignition key into the driver side door lock.
Turn the key counterclockwise to unlock the door.
Turn the key clockwise to initiate the alarm activation sequence.
Turn the key counterclockwise. The alarm will stop and reset itself.
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