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Starters 4 have replaced the starter in my 2000 jimmy four times in the past year .could a short or loose wire cause the solenoid to go out repeatedly?

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Yes it could, but more likely it is a poor battery connection or low battery charge. Have the battery tested and clean all the electrical connection and do a voltage drop test on the cables if you have the equipment.

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Did you check for loose wires at the solenoid? I know they are a buger to get at...

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