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1995 jeep grand cherokee limited sporadically won't start

My jeep will sometimes start fine, and sometimes won't. This seems to be unrelated to the season or temp. When it won't start there is only a clicking sound from the console. The radio/a.c./heat/lights won't come on. After about 30 minutes it starts up fine.

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  • jeep luvr Jul 10, 2008

    mine does the same thing. the voltage on the voltmeter hangs just
    above 10 volts or so, just above the '9' something point, and it's not
    the battery, as my 8 year old 'Die Hard' I finally changed out.

    so, in essence, it's got to be either the 'ignition switch' with an
    intermittent contact within it (is my best guess) or possibly, the
    starter has a weak field or two in it or the brushes are so worn out
    that this is preventing it from cranking up. when I started mine this
    morning, it cranked real 'slow' and then, it wouldn't start this
    afternoon. I've been around electrical stuff for a long time and I
    suspected there was either a loose battery terminal causing that, or
    the battery had been weak, so I changed my battery and it didn't solve

    when mine is fixed, it'll likely be the ignition switch, but I wouldn't
    be surprised if it's not the starter, after all. sometimes thumping on
    the body of the starter with a rubber mallet or a not so hard 'hammer
    blow' to the starter on the side is enough to seat the brushes and make
    it work. if you can crawl under it and whack that, and it starts, the
    starter is 'worn out' and time to replace it because of brushes being
    shot....or changing out the brushes yourself if your're technically
    able to.

    last but not least, the 'inhibit switch' that the shift lever has on it
    also could be inhibiting the starter on yours like mine has done in the
    past, and working that gently over and over again sometimes gets the
    switch to work again. try that, making sure you either leave it in
    'Park' or 'Neutral' when you put your foot on the brake and attempt to
    start the car.

    if none of this works, you could be looking at ignition switch issues.

  • Anonymous Aug 20, 2008

    I had the same type of problem a few years ago. It was a sensor on the flywheel which was the problem. The sensor was replaced and I never had any problems starting again.

  • ziona Feb 11, 2009

    I have a 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited with the 4.0 V6 and over 140,000 miles. I go to start my car and I have to turn the key on and wait for the clicking noise to stop, sometimes takes hours before it will start, then try to start, most time it starts. Changed fuel pump, relays and some sensors, still have problem. In summer months no problem, but as soon as it started getting cold, OH BOY. PLEASE HELP!! I have put soooo much $$ in it recently I am at my wits end



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Hello lyncher, I had this problem. You know I should remember the name of this part but when hooked up to a diagnostic machine it will say it can not diagnose the problem. Which it should not say, but give a diagnostic test reading. I had a relay/fuse bad. They replaced it and the test said it was this box that is located on the firewall right behind your overflow canister. I am not sure of the name, but do find it and write the part # down and go to a junk yard to find a match. Other wise it will cost you about$450.00 to $650.00. for new or rebuilt. Find a jeep at junk yard that had low mileage if u can. I don't think it is a part of the brain? but it will fix the problem and cost under $100.00 for part, and you probably may want a mechanic to do it takes a couple of hours to replace. Good Luck. It is not your battery, or starter for sure. I believe there is something else that was related to the ignition, but I never replaced my ignition switch, I want to say it was a relay fuse(under hood) or I can't remember the other cheap option right now, I will check on it, and get back with you. Til then I'd check some Jeep forums at google search for the names of the parts I don't have for you. Good Luck and we can chat if you like at my user name at yhoo period c...

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