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Unread 02-11-2007, 09:44 AM   #1
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Need Help 1996 Cherokee Sport

Greetings all I'm new to this site and new to Jeeps. I have a 1996 Cherokee
Sport, I'm having starting problems. When I turn the key at times I get nothing. All the lights work and radio. The Starter was just replaced, which was not the problem, sometimes it will start in neutral. I had the same problem with my 67 ford, and it was the starter realy, don't know if jeeps have such a part. All feedback would be helpful.
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Unread 02-11-2007, 09:45 AM   #2
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I am thinking your Neutral Safety Switch. Search that and youll find a good write up or two on there. You could repace it for a couple hundred bucks, but cleaning it would be easier and cheaper. So do a search and see if that sounds like your problem.
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Unread 02-11-2007, 09:48 AM   #3
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I looked for a new one for a guy here yesterday, and autozone wanted 238.00 so you better check it out good, it may just need adjustment, or cleaning.
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Unread 02-11-2007, 10:03 AM   #4
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thanks or the feedback I will check it out and let you know what happens.
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Unread 02-11-2007, 11:46 AM   #5
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same thing happened to me this weekend. everything you just said, except it was the starter that was donzo with mine. i got it replaced part and labor for $200 not bad. bee guz looked for the price for neutral safety switch for me (thanks) but it wasnt that. good luck though
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Unread 02-11-2007, 04:52 PM   #6
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I had the same problem with my neutral safety switch once. A couple of wires from the starter solenoid to a spring loaded toggle switch mounted through the dash under the steering wheel, and now it starts whenever I tell it to! Doesn't care what position the shift lever is in.
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Unread 02-11-2007, 05:09 PM   #7
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Thats a hell of a lot better than that 240 dollar switch...
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Unread 02-11-2007, 07:04 PM   #8
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I had the same problem. It was the terminals on my battery cables.
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