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Unread 12-08-2010, 04:29 PM   #1
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1995 Wrangler wont turn over suddenly??? Please Help!

Hello Jeepforum,

I ran into a problem last night with my jeep. I have a 1995 Jeep Wrangler 2.5L manual.

I went to the store last night at 11 pm and took my jeep... started up fine in my driveway. I let it warm up like normal and then drove it just down the road to my store and was inside for maybe 20 min. I walked out and got back in and when i tried to start it again, it made no attempt in turning over.

Usually i turn the key to on and let the fuel injection start, then once my "check engine" (3-4 sec) light turns off i crank her up and she usually starts no problem. This time however she didn't even make an attempt to turn over. I had someone help me push it down a small decline and i tried to bump start it in 2nd gear and she turned on. I drove her home and when i parked her, i turned her off and waited 30 sec and then tried to turn her on again... and she did!

This morning, same problem... doesnt want to even turn over at all... no cranking sounds, no starter spinning or even trying to engage the fly wheel.

Lights are strong, not dim at all... same with dashboard lights... music plays and fuel injection works... so i dont think its my battery cause the car worked one second and then didnt the next... to fast to be a drained battery and theres not even a clicking noise like a drained battery would make in attempting to start up.

Has anyone had this problem before? Could it be my starter? ignition coil? if anyone has any idea i would appreciate their input! thanks!

Goldie

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Unread 12-08-2010, 05:26 PM   #2
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could be your starter, starter relay, key switch or electrical ignition switch. The coil wouldnt have anything to do with the starter not turning.
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Unread 12-08-2010, 06:31 PM   #3
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Hello Jeepforum,

I ran into a problem last night with my jeep. I have a 1995 Jeep Wrangler 2.5L manual.

I went to the store last night at 11 pm and took my jeep... started up fine in my driveway. I let it warm up like normal and then drove it just down the road to my store and was inside for maybe 20 min. I walked out and got back in and when i tried to start it again, it made no attempt in turning over.

Usually i turn the key to on and let the fuel injection start, then once my "check engine" (3-4 sec) light turns off i crank her up and she usually starts no problem. This time however she didn't even make an attempt to turn over. I had someone help me push it down a small decline and i tried to bump start it in 2nd gear and she turned on. I drove her home and when i parked her, i turned her off and waited 30 sec and then tried to turn her on again... and she did!

This morning, same problem... doesnt want to even turn over at all... no cranking sounds, no starter spinning or even trying to engage the fly wheel.

Lights are strong, not dim at all... same with dashboard lights... music plays and fuel injection works... so i dont think its my battery cause the car worked one second and then didnt the next... to fast to be a drained battery and theres not even a clicking noise like a drained battery would make in attempting to start up.

Has anyone had this problem before? Could it be my starter? ignition coil? if anyone has any idea i would appreciate their input! thanks!

Goldie
First, I would check all my connections on my starter and work my way back. It sounds like a bad connection in the starter circuit. It may be a bad starter but many a starter has been swapped out that was in good condition but the connections weren't. Of course those connections get fixed when you pop in the new starter!
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Unread 12-08-2010, 06:33 PM   #4
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same thing happened to me, check for a loose wire on the starter.
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Unread 12-08-2010, 06:34 PM   #5
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this happened to me about two weeks ago check your batter terminal mine was loose i figured this out after i brought two rebuilt starters back to the store thinking they were bad hope this helps
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Get your battery LOAD tested.
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Unread 12-09-2010, 09:27 AM   #7
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Wiring, battery, and starter in that order. Check your wiring from the battery to the starter. Clean any corrosion off. Get your battery load teated. You might have enough juice to power accessories but not the starter. Last the starter; pull and replace. I spent a couple hours under the GF's Taurus this weekend doing her starter.
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Unread 12-09-2010, 11:57 PM   #8
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Thanks everyone... gunna spend tomorrow going over it, those damn school finals are kicking my *** and leaving me no time to work on my baby.

but thanks for the input ya'll

Goldie

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