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Vehicle won't start after replacing starter, the positive battery cable heats up, even after disconnecting the ignition wire harness. All fuses and relay switches are fine. What would I need to check next?

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  • Justin Case
    Justin Case May 11, 2010

    Hey there verg65,

    A couple questions:

    When you say,'won't start'; Please clarify. When I turn the key...this happens:


    • Turns over strongly, but won't start

    • Barely turns over and won't start

    • Solenoid clicks once strongly, but won't turn over

    • Solenoid clicks rapidly, but won't turn over

    • Nothing happens
    Also, when the ignition is in the ON position, do on board systems work? Dash lights come on?

    When does the positive battery cable heat up?


    • Only when trying to start

    • All the time
    When you say heats up, how hot?


    • Warm to the touch?

    • Too warm to touch?

    • Insulation starts to melt?

    • Starts to smoke
    Does the Solenoid also heat up? The Starter?

    There are several ways to go. I have a pretty good idea what it is, but want to confirm.. The answers to these questions will allow me to give you the correct procedure/solution the first time.

    Don't worry, we'll get you back on the road.
    Mike

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I believe I would go and recheck the starter installation make sure you have no ground wires on with the battery wire on the starter If it did not do it before and now that you changed the starter you need to go back and recheck your install.Vehicle won't start after replacing - 57479478Hope this helps if this information is helpful please give me a fixya Rating and if you need any further help with this problem contact me please. Thanks, Randy

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2. Raise and support vehicle.
3. Note: If equipped with 4WD and certain transmissions, a support bracket is used between front axle and side of transmission. Remove 2 support bracket bolts at transmission. Pry support bracket slightly to gain access to lower starter mounting bolt.
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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION 2.4L Engine
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable at the battery.
  2. Detach the air inlet duct from the throttle body.
  3. Position a drain pan under the oil filter, then remove the oil filter.
  4. Remove the top starter bolt.
  5. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  6. Remove the lower starter retaining bolt.
  7. If necessary, position the engine wiring harness aside.
  8. Position the starter to enable access to the solenoid wiring, then detach the wiring.
  9. Remove the starter from the vehicle. To install:
  10. Raise the starter to the vehicle, then attach the wiring.
  11. Position the starter, then secure using the lower starter bolt. Tighten to 66 ft. lbs. (90 Nm). Fig. 1: When installing the starter on the 2.4L engine, tighten the mounting bolts to 66 ft. lbs. (90 Nm) 87952040.gif

  12. If moved, reposition the engine wiring harness.
  13. Attach the solenoid electrical connectors.
  14. Carefully lower the vehicle.
  15. Install the top starter bolt, then tighten to 66 ft. lbs. (90 Nm).
  16. Replace the oil filter.
  17. Fasten the air inlet duct to the throttle body.
  18. Connect the negative battery cable.
  19. Check the oil level and add if necessary.
  20. Start the engine, recheck the oil level and add if necessary.
3.1L Engine
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise and safely support the front of the vehicle securely on jackstands.
  3. Remove the lower closeout panel.
  4. Remove the electrical leads. Fig. 2: Two electrical leads connect to the starter solenoid. The larger one has battery power as long as the battery is connected. The smaller one only has power when the key is turned to START 93202p09.jpg

  5. Remove the starter motor to engine bolts, then remove the starter from the vehicle. To install:
  6. Install the starter. Position one engine-to-starter bolt in the lower bolt hole, then finger-start the bolt.
  7. Connect the electrical leads to the starter. Tighten the cable to the solenoid to 106 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
  8. Install the starter-to-engine bolts and tighten to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm)
  9. Install the lower closeout panel.
  10. Lower the vehicle.
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OK, even if you find the starter, you'll have to find a way of testing it.

Starter Testing Starting System Voltage Drop Tests NOTE: The battery must be in good condition and fully charged prior to performing this test.
There are three area of the starter motor circuits that voltage drop test can be performed on. These include:
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  • The starter ground circuit
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Starter Feed Circuit
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  2. Verify that the vehicle will not start.
  3. Connect the positive lead of a voltmeter to the positive terminal of the battery.
  4. Connect the negative lead of a voltmeter to the starter B+ terminal.
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Starter Ground Circuit
  1. Disable the fuel system by removing the fuel pump fuse or the fuel pump relay.
  2. Verify that the vehicle will not start.
  3. Connect the positive lead of the voltmeter to the case of the starter motor.
  4. Connect the negative lead of the voltmeter to the negative terminal of the battery.
  5. Turn the ignition key to the START position and note the voltage displayed on the voltmeter.
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  6. Disable the fuel system by removing the fuel pump fuse or the fuel pump relay.
  7. Verify that the vehicle will not start.
  8. Connect the positive lead of the voltmeter to the case starter B+ terminal.
  9. Connect the negative lead of the voltmeter to the lug (the starter M terminal) that connects the starter solenoid to the starter motor.
  10. Turn the ignition key to the START position and note the voltage displayed on the voltmeter.
    • Ideally, there should be no more than 0.2 volt drop across the starter solenoid displayed on the voltmeter.
In general, there should be no more than a 1.0 volt drop throughout the entire starter motor feed and ground circuit. Any voltage drops measured in either the feed or ground circuits after connections have been cleaned will require replacement of the affected battery cable. Typically, any voltage drops measured in the solenoid are repaired by replacing the starter motor.

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
  2. Record the radio anti theft code data.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable On 2002-05 vehicles, shift cable Starter motor electrical connectors On 2002-05 vehicles, starter heat shield Starter motor

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    Fig. Starter motor mounting-3.5L Engine


To install:
  1. Install or connect the following:

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  5. Remove or disconnect the following:
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  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
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    • Harness connector
    • Starter bolts
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  1. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Negative battery cable from the battery
    • Wiring at the starter
    • Bolts attaching the starter to the engine
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  2. Install or connect the following:
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  1. Remove or disconnect the following:
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    • Harness protector from the harness
    • Starter wiring at the starter
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  2. Install or connect the following:
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    • Starter wiring
    • Harness protector
    • Air duct
    • Negative battery cable
  3. Start the engine a few times to make sure of proper operation.
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  1. Remove or disconnect the following:
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    • Air inlet tube
    • Harness bracket
    • Wiring at the starter
    • Bolts attaching the starter to the engine
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    To install:
  2. Install the components in the reverse order of removal.
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Starter - Removal & Installation

1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
2. Remove or disconnect the following:
Radiator upper support seal
Air cleaner
Engine under covers
Starter wiring
Starter

3. Installation is the reverse of removal. Torque the bolts to 28 ft. lbs. (37 Nm). Note that the bolts are 2 different lengths.


1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
2. Remove or disconnect the following:
Battery and tray. On models equipped with an air bag, work must NOT be started until at least 90 seconds have passed from the time that both the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK position and the negative cable is disconnected from the battery.
Coolant reservoir
Reservoir hose from the radiator
Right side under cover
Wiring clamp
Wiring from the starter
Starter


To install:
1. Install or connect the following:
Starter
Starter wiring and nut
Starter connector and wire clamp
Right side engine cover
Radiator reservoir and hose
Battery and tray

2. Check the cooling system and top off if necessary.


1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
2. Remove or disconnect the following:
Negative battery cable. On models equipped with an air bag, work must NOT be started until at least 90 seconds have passed from the time that both the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK position and the negative cable is disconnected from the battery
Engine under covers
Wiring from the starter terminals
Starter mounting bolts
Starter


To install:
1. Install or connect the following:
Starter
Starter wiring
Engine under covers


1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
2. Remove or disconnect the following:
Negative battery cable
Front engine undercover
Starter wiring harness connectors
Starter mounting bolts
Starter motor


To install:
1. Install or connect the following:
Starter motor. Tighten the bolts to 28 ft. lbs. (37 Nm).
Starter wiring harness connectors
Front engine undercover
Negative battery cable

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Besides regular hand tools, a special oil pressure sensor socket will be necessary to complete this operation.
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  3. Remove the A/C compressor brace (if equipped).
  4. Extract the wiring harness from the retainer and position it out of the way.
  5. Remove the cover from the starter wiring.
  6. Remove the outer nut and disengage the wiring from the starter solenoid.
  7. Disconnect the electrical connector from the oil pressure gauge sensor.
  8. Using the special socket, remove the oil pressure gauge sensor.
  9. Unbolt the starter from the engine. Retain any shims.
To install:
  1. Install the starter to the engine, reuse any shims that were removed. Tighten to 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm).
  2. Connect the wiring to the solenoid and install the outer nut.
  3. Place the cover over the starter wiring.
  4. Replace the oil pressure gauge sensor using the special socket.
  5. Plug the electrical connector onto the sensor.
  6. Mount the harness to the retainer.
  7. Install the A/C compressor brace (if equipped).
  8. Lower the vehicle.
  9. Connect the negative battery cable.

3.4L Engine
This starter is serviced only as a complete unit.
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  3. Disconnect the electrical connectors at the starter.
  4. Remove the converter cover.
  5. Remove the starter motor mounting bolts, and remove the starter.

To install:
  1. Install the starter motor to the engine using the mounting bolts. Torque the bolts to 35 ft. lbs. (47 Nm).
  2. Install the converter cover.
  3. Reconnect the electrical connections to the starter.
  4. Lower the vehicle.
  5. Connect the negative battery cable.

3.8L Engine
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  3. Remove the cover from the starter wiring.
  4. Remove the outer nut and wiring from the starter solenoid.
  5. Remove the screws retaining the wiring harness clips and position the harness out of the way.
  6. Take out the screw that retains the plastic flywheel cover and remove the cover from the vehicle.
  7. Remove the bolts retaining the starter to the engine block, and remove the starter from the vehicle.

To install
  1. Install the starter and tighten the bolts to 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm).
  2. Install the plastic flywheel cover and screw
  3. Reposition the wiring harness, and screw in the retaining harness clips.
  1. Reconnect the wiring to the solenoid and install the outer nut.
  2. Replace the cover over the starter wiring.
  3. Lower the vehicle.
  4. Connect the negative battery cable.

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Starteer - Removal & Installation

2.4L & 3.7L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Remove the starter mounting bolts.
  4. On the 3.7L engine, the left side exhaust pipe and front driveshaft must be disconnected.
  5. Disconnect the starter solenoid harness connections.
  6. Remove the starter.
To install:

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Fig. Starter mounting: 2.4L engine

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Fig. The starter position for the 3.7L engine
  1. Connect the starter solenoid wiring connectors.
  2. Install the starter and torque the bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
  3. On the 3.7L, the left side exhaust pipe and front driveshaft.
  4. Install the negative battery cable and check for proper operation.

2.8L Engine
  1. Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable.
  2. Raise and support vehicle.
  3. Disconnect solenoid wire connector from solenoid terminal
  4. Remove battery cable from stud on starter solenoid.
  5. Remove 3 starter mounting bolts.
  6. Remove starter from transmission bellhousing.
To install:
  1. Position starter motor to transmission housing.
  2. Connect battery cable solenoid terminal wire harness connector to connector receptacle on starter solenoid. Always support starter motor during this process. Do not let starter motor hang from wire harness.
  3. Install battery cable eyelet terminal onto solenoid B(+) terminal stud.
  4. Install nut securing battery cable eyelet terminal to starter solenoid B(+) terminal stud.
  5. Refer to torque specifications.
  6. Position starter motor and install 3 bolts. Tighten 3 bolts in this sequence: top bolt, bottom bolt, middle bolt. Refer to torque specifications.
  7. Lower vehicle.
  8. Connect negative battery cable.

Also can review the Service Repair Manual for Jeep KJ Liberty

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CAUTION Before servicing any electrical component, the ignition key must be in the OFF or LOCK position and all electrical loads must be OFF, unless instructed otherwise in these procedures.
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
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    • Engine oil level sensor connection
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    • Starter transmission close out cover
    • Positive battery cable and wiring harness from the starter
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  1. Install or connect the following:
    • Starter
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  2. Reposition the front axle mounting bracket through bolt until the bolt is fully seated.
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    • Starter-to-transmission close out cover bolt
    • Starter solenoid shield
    • Protective shields as necessary
  3. Remove the safety stands.
  4. Lower the vehicle.
  5. Connect the negative battery cable.
5.7L And 7.4L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Negative battery cable
    • Mounting bolts and shims
    • Wires
    • Heat shield
    • Starter
To install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
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    • Heat shield. Torque the bolts to 53 inch lbs. (6 Nm) and the nuts to 35 inch lbs. (3 Nm).
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    • Negative battery cable
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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Negative battery cables
    • Mounting bolts/nuts and shim, if used
    • Starter
    • Wires
    • Heat shield and bracket 0900c152800a6917.jpgExploded view of the starter motor—6.5L engine
To install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
    • Heat shield and bracket. Torque the bolts to 13 ft lbs. (17 Nm).
    • Wires. Torque battery wire nut to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm), and ignition nut to 18 inch lbs. (2 Nm).
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8.1L Engine
  1. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Negative battery cable
    • On 4WD, front axle mounting bracket through bolt nut
  2. Reposition the front axle mounting bracket through bolt until the bolt tip is flush with the support bushing. Do not remove the bolt.
    • Positive battery cable nut
    • Positive cable from the solenoid
    • Engine harness ground nut and ground from the solenoid
    • Mounting bolts and starter
    • Heat shield bolts, nut and shield, if necessary
To install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
    • Heat shield, bolts and nut if removed. Tighten the bolts to 35 inch lbs. (3 Nm) and the nut to 44 inch lbs. (5 Nm).
    • Starter and bolts. Tighten to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
    • Ground wire and nut. Tighten to 30 inch lbs. (3.4 Nm).
    • Positive cable and nut. Tighten to 80 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
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