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When i try tostart my 99 jeep cherokee limited with the 4.0 noting happens not evena click from the starter. i have had the starter tested along with the battery they all tested good.iam getting spark to the starter when i try to get it toturn manually so i think the wires are good but the starter still want turn. iam lost on this one help

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I had that problem with my jeep when they test it make them do it 6 or 7 times in a row mine tested good then after the 7 time it was bad there wasent enough power to turn the motor over.

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