Question about 1991 Jeep Cherokee Limited
I recently bought a 91 jeep cherokee laredo and have been experiencing difficulty starting. The previous owner told me to start it in neutral. I have started it in park, then it wouldn't start at all. At that point the headlights wouldn't turn off. When it was towed home, i had a chance to try and start it again. 3 out of 5 times it clicked or turned over, however i was able to get it started in neutral a few times. Could this be the gear **** neutral interlock switch? Any ideas why the lights wouldn't turn off? thanks!
Likely you have an AW4 transmission. The switch is located on the passenger side opposite the shift lever where the linkage connects on the drivers side. With the side clip on the connector facing up, in neutral or park there should be continuity between the two lower center terminals of the harness plug. If not, the switch is bad. (terminals may be labeled B&C)
A new switch is around $200. but you can take it apart (very carefully...there are small contacts and springs inside) and usually clean it up and re-use it. Or, you can get one far cheaper at a scrapyard.
Don't forget to check the starter relay in the power distribution center and the starter itself as often the only part of moving the shifter and other things done while starting is only busy work while turning the ignition key more than once, which is the actual thing that works.
As for the lights, I have no idea but have seen strange things happen before...take care of the starting problem first and then see if the light thing was just a fluke.
Posted on Nov 18, 2009
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