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?
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.
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!!!
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.
How many old threads actually convince *you* to read all 36 pages? http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/length-envy-build-thread-629700/
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.