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Unread 03-11-2010, 05:18 PM   #1
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Lights and Accesories work, but won't start

So I went to start my Jeep this morning and a turn the key and everything comes on, lights, radio, KC lights, and they are all powerful, but it won't even turn over. The starter doesn't make a noise, nothing. Any idea?

1995 YJ
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Unread 03-11-2010, 05:21 PM   #2
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lead to the starter loose or corroded?
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Unread 03-12-2010, 08:05 AM   #3
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Check all the wires first and ...using a hammer tapping the starter LIGHTLY on the side sometimes helps free stuck contacts and brushes. Check the starter relay on the firewall below the battery. Look for loose wires going to it. If the starter isnt even turning over then I think you need to jumper the relays terminals and see if it tries to start. If it does then you need a friend and see if the power is applied to the relay when the key is turned to start.
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Unread 03-12-2010, 09:22 AM   #4
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Mine did the same thing about a week ago. I went and got a lifetime replacement one from Napa and now she starts every time. My starter was okay but the solenoid went out. I just decided it was worth the extra dough to get the Lifetime replacement one.

Funny thing was I just got done changing my trans fluid and T-case fluid and I went to the store when mine went out. I had to push it through the parking lot and go dump the clutch to get it started. Shoulda seen the look on everyone's face!
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