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Unread 12-18-2013, 11:35 AM   #1
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starter problems!!

so, I replaced my starter over the weekend, worked fine. Monday shut the jeep off, went to turn back on and nothing. got it bump started to get home. Today I took the starter out, brought it to parts store and it passed. so I reinstalled it, still nothing. hooked jumper cables up to see if the battery was low. my relay makes a click when I attempt to turn engine over. but the starter makes no noise. I felt the solenoid and it was getting warm. any one have any help available?

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Unread 12-18-2013, 12:07 PM   #2
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Not to overstate the obvious, have you checked the battery cables for corrosion and voltage drop ?

http://www.freeasestudyguides.com/vo...drop-test.html
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Unread 12-18-2013, 05:03 PM   #3
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Also check your grounds. There is one on the block, the body and various others mixed in.
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Unread 12-18-2013, 05:08 PM   #4
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If your relay only clicks, I would charge the battery
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Unread 12-19-2013, 03:33 PM   #5
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so today I checked my grounds, cant find a bad one, I tapped the starter with a hammer and used a screwdriver on the solenoid and it rapidly clicked. then nothing, tapped it again and it clicks.
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Unread 12-19-2013, 03:40 PM   #6
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Charge the battery
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Unread 12-19-2013, 03:42 PM   #7
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I had the same issue last year. my problem ended up being the ignition switch. have someone check for power at the starter while you turn the switch
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Unread 12-19-2013, 03:49 PM   #8
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Assuming you charged the battery, then bad battery cables or bad connections.

You might try to just replace the ends near the battery.
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Unread 12-19-2013, 04:22 PM   #9
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x2 with Dancytron and Peety. You have a bad wire. Use jumper cables and try jumpering across power and ground directly to the starter. The battery ground is every bit as important as the positive and corrosion is not always visible. Clean connections. All the connections.
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Unread 12-20-2013, 06:17 AM   #10
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For my second overstatement of the obvoius:
Is the battery any good ?
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Unread 12-20-2013, 03:01 PM   #11
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so today brought my battery to interstate batteries and had them test it. Passed with no issues, put it back in and nothing still. my headlights do not dim when I try to start. tried making a ground with jumper cables and that didn't do anything. I am lost!!!
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Unread 12-20-2013, 03:15 PM   #12
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Does the starter relay click when you turn the key?
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Unread 12-21-2013, 08:18 AM   #13
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have someone turn the key to 'start' while you check the feed to the solenoid for voltage when the key is turned. If you have voltage sending to the solenoid and starter checks out good, then you may just need to repair or buy new battery cables. You can check for voltage at the big wire feeding the solenoid and then for voltage /after/ the solenoid when the key is operated, but you might be fooled- a bad battery cable might show voltage but not pass enough amps to crank the engine.

I would put my money on cables or new cable ends.
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Unread 12-22-2013, 09:40 AM   #14
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I get 12 v at the ignition switch wire on the solenoid all the time
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Unread 12-22-2013, 12:45 PM   #15
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Ok so the relay clicks...I should read everything before I post. Make sure you are in neutral and on the starter relay on the pdc use a 3" piece of wire and with the trans in neutral remove the relay and jump pin 30/87 in the relay socket. The pin diagram is on the side of the relay. This is just lime turning the key. Post if it starts.
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