Question about 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee
My Jeep have problem starting. It first started a few weeks ago. You turned the ignition, you could hear the engine but nothing and then suddnely it started. A few days ago it was dead, only making a click sound, although the battery is fully charged. I hit the starter with a spanner and it started. Yesterday the same but after the hit with a spanner, still nothing. Can it be the starter, or what?
It probably is the starter. Do you have any other testing equipment besides the spanner? You're kind of limited to what else you can do with that-jokes! Really to test a starter, use a smallish flat blade screwdriver, or a short piece of wire will work as well.. And don't turn the key on, unless you want the engine to maybe start and wring your liver! What you want to do is to bridge the two electrical connections on the starter. You want to take live juice from the positive battery cable there and touch it to the small wire connection on the starter solenoid. What should happen is the solenoid gets energized, it clicks on, and connects the hot battery cable to the starter motor- the starter should engage. If you kept the wire on it, it would be cranking the engine over. The same as if the start wire out of the ignition switch was sending power to the solenoid ..as looong as the key is held in start.
But you are just testing the starter motor, so you just need to touch the two terminals -bridge them- briefly to see. If the starter doesn't come to life- DEAD starter!. And if it works fine, you have a problem in your start circuit between the ignition switch and the starter solenoid. Darn, you really need a test light to check if that small wire at the starter has power with key held in start. If it has power, that's the more definitive proof that the starter or the solenoid is bad when it won't crank. But try the wire bridge. I suspect you won't get a response. And then for sure you need a new starter. For sure if you have checked that all battery connections are good, that is. And don't forget, it started once by hitting it. Make sure it's not just a one time thing again-it has to keep responding every time you bridge the connection. I hope I've helped you out here, good luck.
Posted on May 09, 2014
Sounds like the solenoid that pushes the starter gear to the engine... ? Does sound like a starter provided you've checked the battery and all cables are good, corrosion free on the posts and connections tight. Tapping on it with the wrench probably un-siezed it for that start...? Just a guess.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Starter
Do you have an alarm on this? If you do, that is most likely the problem. There seems to be a problem with the alarms. You may want to have a new key made just in case. Sometimes the keys are magnetically charged and after time, it wears off.
Posted on Jun 06, 2009
SOURCE: 2006 Jeep Wrangler won't start
First, make sure you can turn the engine by hand. If you can't then the starter can't turn it either. Have someone else turn the key and look for the source of the click...may be a relay. Go over the starting circuit with a volt meter. Check for power at the starter main terminal and then with the key turned to "start" check for power at the trigger terminal on the starter. Check battery voltage and check relay operation.
You have a neutral safety switch on the transmission if its an automatic and a clutch switch if it's a stick. Check them as well. Make sure battery grounding on fender and block are also clean and secure.
Posted on Oct 02, 2009
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clicking when you turn the ignition on most vehicles could be one of two things. First the selenoid for the starter. Second the batterry is worn out or drained. Since your jeep starts with the remote its not your battery. Lucky for you your remote starter is like having a second selenoid. If you are so inclined you might try to fix it yourself. Open the hood. Have someone else turn the key. Follow the sound. I don't have a jeep of that model to look at but It could possibly be comming from a two post terminal that is realatively easy to change. If you are worried about reassembly take pictures before you start. Clean all connections that look corroded.
Posted on Feb 21, 2010
check your starter,better yet has your alarm system been activated and possibly shut down your car a passive alarm will do that
Posted on Mar 27, 2012
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