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My cherokee is having trouble starting at times. I just get one click and then nothing but sometimes it ll start fine. the starter motor itself seems fine when it actually starts. I was told it could be a bad connection going into the starter itself and one told me it could be the solenoid. Im not sure who to believe

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It could be either. You would have to do a voltage drop test on the power and ground side of the starter circuit to verify the connections are good. That is the sound a bad starter solenoid would make though. Being only 4 years old, it would be odd for it to go, but stranger things have happened.

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