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1993 jeep Cherokee sport ignition sometimes works

Ignition switch is loose and will turn on the power but will only engage the starter motor from time to time. I already put on a new starter motor.

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Check the connections between the starter, battery and ignition. if all are fine replace the ignition switch

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