No crank after hard rain, but after 4th try it cranks
Jeepy has never liked the rain.
So Tuesday morning, (it's been raining all week), I turn the key and it doesn't crank, not even a click from the under the hood. Lights turn on and everything else works.
After about the 4th try it cranks and fires to life.
Same issue Wednesday morning, no crank, after turning the key off/on-start about 4 tries it cranks and starts. It stopped raining that afternoon and when I went to start it it fired right up, no issues.
I thought it could be the CPS, but searching says if it were, it would crank but wouldn't start. Is this sensor related? Bad starter? Solenoid? I thought something could be getting wet but wouldn't it be impossible to start then?
Jeep is nuttered, I will admit the wiring part isn't the best but I did everything last year. We replaced the windshield hinges a few months ago and there is no visible sign of water leaking. The shop put in a new exhaust a couple weeks ago.
I haven't opened the hood yet because the sky is dropping buckets of rain! I did get under the jeep, and saw that the positive battery cable was nice and snug with the starter (replaced the cable several weeks ago).