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Liberty will not turn over

I have had a similar problem. Turn the key and there is power, but nothing turns over. No clicking. No codes. If you wait 10 minutes you can sometimes get it started. I replaced the starter in the spring after it got really bad and that seemed to fix the problem for a few months. It's now getting worse again. If it is the starter, what can be killing them?

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    is there and oil leak, near starter

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Test the electrical circuit using voltage drop testing . Plus look at a wiring diagram to see what all is involved for the starting system on your vehicle .
How to voltage drop test starter motor circuit

Free wiring diagrams here http://www.bbbind.com/free_tsb.html Enter vehicle info. under system click engine then under subsystem click starting .Then click the search button ,then the blue links .You'll see fuse's ,starter motor relay ,the starter and the PCM - engine computer . Plus the park neutral safety switch .
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Doesn't that jeep have an on board anti theft system that shuts of power to the startee and the fuel injectors. Im pretty sure it does thats where to start sometimes just turn the key to the on position for 30 sec. To 60 sec then crank the engine if that doesnt work turn off at least 10 sec try again tirn to on position without cranking motor for at least 30 sec then try cranking

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    Mark Brown Sep 20, 2017

    Doesn't that jeep have an on board anti theft system that shuts of power to the startee and the fuel injectors. Im pretty sure it does thats where to start sometimes just turn the key to the on position for 30 sec. To 60 sec then crank the engine if that doesnt work turn off at least 10 sec try again tirn to on position without cranking motor for at least 30 sec then try cranking

  • Mark Brown
    Mark Brown Sep 20, 2017

    Doesn't that jeep have an on board anti theft system that shuts of power to the startee and the fuel injectors. Im pretty sure it does thats where to start sometimes just turn the key to the on position for 30 sec. To 60 sec then crank the engine if that doesnt work turn off at least 10 sec try again tirn to on position without cranking motor for at least 30 sec then try cranking

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is the engine grounded to the body? if so, you may have a key issue that's only going to get worse. your key is coded, black square ignition key right? $75.00 dealer only. sorry but it sounds like that's your problem. almost like a valet key. only works for short time and if you keep using it, it will blow the fuel pump$379.00 please do more research! hope this helps,and merry christmas from me and mine,to you and yours.

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the clicking your hearing is the relay trying to stay engaged, its heating up causing the relay to power down, which in turn you lose the lights, the heat is caused by the electrical current supplied to the replay, Not the outside temp , locate that relay and replace it, and your problem should be gone

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