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Cranks real hard like battery is almost dead.

Car would only start on occasion. jiggle shifter around everyonce in a while it would turn over. checked linkage and starter and neutral safety switch. Neutral saftey switch bracket was worn out and it was loose. So in positioning the switch we would kick the key over to make sure it would actually try and turn over. The last good normal crank the starter kicked and now it cranks real hard like battery is almost dead. battery is fine. pulled starter checked out fine. removed all the plugs at the same time and it cranked over just fine.

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It will crank easier with plugs out because you've got no compression working against it. Take a good look at your cables to make sure they didn't heat up & burn off a few strands. Clean all connections good make sure they are 100%. You may have to have a draw test done on starter, just to see if maybe it's getting worn down. Only other thing that comes to mind is timing. If it's belt, & not too hard to pull cover & double check all marks are aligned, then I would do that.

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lots of reasons, but you forgot to say what car it is?
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no? then the starting system is faulty.

No, wont crank with good battery charged.
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Will not start


is this this s DIY question or ? just a request for wild guessing.
Ill assume its a real DIY. ? do tell.
what is a jumper box to house. ?????????????????
first off, you need to say,
it cranks robustly but does not start or not.
does it crank? if yes, why buy a starter?
no car starts unless cranked. (mine push starts and gravity starts)
but I bet yours is a A/T tranny , automatic.?
so does it crank.?
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lets pretend, it cranks perfectly.
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this jeep , like most from 1993 have the ASD relay.
THE ASD relay must close to start the engine.
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now I will do NO CRANK.
and the funny house box thing, (a battery charger? or what i cant guess)
no cranks are caused.
By bad shifter, switch.
this is called the key line.
so i hot wire the starter solenoid, (remove tiny wire first to it)
ask how to do this.... its not hard. (mostly but some cars have shields making it harder today)
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easy huh? just one hot wire step and bam, problem cut in half.
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or i just wiggle the shifter, bam, it cranks
or i wiggle the key switch funny in crank position and bam it cranks
bad key switch.

last, pretend the starter fails the hot wire above.
i hit it with a hammer, bam it cranks now.

we can do all that with a voltmeter easy,
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bingo?.?????
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