Hi! I have a 98' Jeep Cherokee XJ 2wd and it started having a starting issue after I bought it when it had 140,000 miles. Has 142,000 miles on it now, automatic tranny. Will start up fine in the morning then when I go get coffee, park it, half the time it will not start!! UGH! I usually can get it to start up by shifting from park to low several times. All the dash lights come on, but no click from the starter. Has new cables and battery. Starter is good. Like a switch is dirty or ???? I also work at a auto repair shop, and was told the nuetral safety switch is in the computer NOT a seperate switch that would just mount to the side of the tranny. The tech here said it was the switch, we ordered one, was the wrong type, sent it back now maybe it could be a fuse? OR the computer, blah blah blah! I can't afford to just buy parts only to find it that isn't the problem! I also don't want to be where I HAVE to start it up in a hurry in an emergency situation and it doesn't start right up. There is some play in the shifter. Any ideas on what I should do?? HELP!!!
Last edited by 56Mercgal; 06-14-2013 at 10:32 AM..
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Hi Tim! Thanks for replying! My build date on the Jeep is 10/97. Would that be the same exact tranny you picture there? Was there also a AW2 transmission? Mine is 2wd, if it's much differant than a 4wd. and the guy here could not locate the NSS switch on the side of the tranny. That's why he said it is located inside of the computer possibly.
Last edited by 56Mercgal; 06-14-2013 at 11:53 AM..
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Hi Tim, my friend got it off for me today, not the guy who runs the shop I work at who I think just didn't want to get under the Jeep to really look for it. Took less than 5 min. Ordered a new NSS so should be in by next weekend! Then it's the fuel pump that will be replaced. After that it should be good to go anywhere! Have a great weekend! Carrie