Question about 1998 Jeep Cherokee

1 Answer

1998 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4x4 4.0 L Ignition switch will not engage starter. With key 'on' and jumper across power in power out terminals of small relay at distribution panel, the engine starts and runs. Relay appears ok. 12 volt power and ground activates relay. What provides ground for this relay on vehicle and what is the center function?

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 42 Answers

The ignition switch provides the ground but even though it looks ok the problem is most likely the relay as the are very bad for this

Posted on Feb 03, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
New users get 2 Free calls (no credit card required) and instant help on almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, appliances, handyman, and even pets).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

GMC 6.0L starter does not engage


To check the starter: key off, transmission in park or neutral, brake set. Pull off the small wire to starter solenoid. Then use a small jumper wire from battery cable post on the starter to the solenoid terminal (can also use a small screwdriver to bridge those terminals). Starter motor should engage the flywheel and spin the engine. If nothing, starter motor or solenoid is bad. If starter works, check for power on the small solenoid wire, with key held in crank. Wire should have power, if not, check start circuit from ignition switch to solenoid-the neutral safety switch is in that circuit.

Dec 11, 2013 | 2003 GMC Sierra 2500HD

1 Answer

I have an 1989 jeep comanche. It had an ignition switch bypass. I took it off and replaced the switch and the relay. If i touch the positive battery cable to the green starter wire on the relay it...


on the relay there will be a small wire that gets power when you turn the key to the start position
find that wire and connect it to the small terminal of the starter solenoid
then if you get it right , when you turn the key to start, power will get to the starter solenoid , energize the solenoid and the starter will engage

Jun 03, 2017 | 1989 Jeep Comanche

1 Answer

Having trouble with 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited not starting when the key is turned. It clicks but does not fire. It takes several tries to get the engine to start.


Three items to check there. Make sure the battery terminals are clean and secure, check the starter relay (quick way is to steal another in the power center and switch them). Also check the engine grounds and that the starter solenoid is engaging. If you have power at the small terminal on the starter when the key is turned to start, good bet the starter is bad.

Apr 29, 2010 | 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

My 98 jeep grand cherokee wont start. It doesnt even click or turn over. battery is fine, headlights, dome lights, all go on. Radio doesnt work with ignition on. I checked ALL the fuses, I replaced the...


fuse 8 40a supplies power to starter relay and ignition switch, to close the starter solenoid and engage the starter which draws directly from the battery. check to see that the starter relay is closing, if not ensure that the park neutral switch is not faulty (open circuit), it provides path to close relay (ground side) on the 85 - 86 terminals. if the starter relay does not close the starter will not run. if you have a spare relay swap out the relay for a quick fix attempt. hope this helps

Jan 28, 2010 | 1998 Jeep Cherokee

2 Answers

98 Jeep Grand Cherokee - will not start - starter solenoid clicks once when engaged but starter will not turn engine - plenty of voltage (14V with jumper cables connected) going to solenoid - with screw...


The starter is bad. Solenoid is good, the starter itself is bad. You can remove it and take it to Schuck's/Chief's/Kragen/NAPA, they will test it for FREE. You can't beat free!!!

Jul 16, 2009 | 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

My jeep won't start (1987 Jeep Cherokee)


Your starter needs a "makeover". try to clean or change the brushes in the starter.

a cheap and simple solution, is to make the cables on the starter longer, and attach them to a button in you car. If you choose that solution, you just have to turn on the ignition, and then push the button you have connected the starter cables to.

Apr 11, 2009 | 1987 Jeep Cherokee

1 Answer

98 GMC Safari has power but won't start


Have you checked battery voltage? (12v or better)
Check voltage at main starter cable (should be almost same reading, but not substantially lower (11.8 ok) Then check power to small terminal on starter...with key turned to "start" it should have 12v. If you have these readings and block ground is clean and secure, it's likely that starter has failed. If no power to small wire, either ignition switch or a relay is bad.(on stick vehicles add clutch switch) You can jump starter across large & small terminals and this will generally get it started. Do this with key "on" and vehicle in park (neutral on stick shift with brake on)

Mar 11, 2009 | 1998 GMC Safari

2 Answers

1999 XJ Cherokee will not start.


How old is your battery?
Try changing it or charge your battery. At Wal-Mart a new battery is around $50-$60 for a jeep. just look and see how many cca's you need. I think my jeep is 525cca's.

From Brandon Bird
Dushore, PA

Jan 31, 2009 | 1999 Jeep Cherokee

1 Answer

94 jeep cherokee has no power at the starter.when key is turned


Check neutral safety switch... On automatic AW4 transmission it's on the passenger side, directly across from gear selector shaft. The two inner terminals on the side opposite the clip lever on the harness connector are the ones that operate starter. If you jump across these you should get voltage baqck to the small wire on the starter solenoid.(trigger) The switch itself is about $200, but can be rebuilt or replaced with a salvage yard part cheaply. Get a manual fro removal, and follow them carefully. PS: connector is up near ;the trans dipstick!

Dec 22, 2008 | 1994 Jeep Cherokee

3 Answers

1994 Jeep Cherokee will not start or even crank


I had the same problem with my 94 jeep and i ended up finding out what was causing the problem was the starter relay in the fuse box under hood, i believe its the second or third relay. Try turning the key to the start position and leave it there and poop open ur hood and manuelly start the relay

Oct 14, 2008 | 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Not finding what you are looking for?
1998 Jeep Cherokee Logo

226 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Jeep Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76630 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22219 Answers

Kevin Daniels

Level 3 Expert

1455 Answers

Are you a Jeep Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...