Grand Jeep Cherokee wont turn over, just clicks -
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back > Models > Jeep Grand Cherokee & Commander Forums > ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum > Grand Jeep Cherokee wont turn over, just clicks

Complete Axle Options Expanded !!!! ECGSNEW Smittybilt Gen 2 9.5 winch at JeepHut.comEnd of Summer Sale, 20% OFF!

Unread 07-08-2013, 04:55 PM   #1
Registered User
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 4
Grand Jeep Cherokee wont turn over, just clicks

Ok. So the battery, battery cables, AND the starter have been replaced, but no luck. Please help!

ntbctatum is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-08-2013, 06:34 PM   #2
Registered User
1997 ZJ 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Tunkhannock, PA
Posts: 581
First thing to take apart and clean are the grounds. Verify the battery terminals are making good contact, wire brush or file the contacts just to make certain. Verify that all the wires are hooked up properly to the starter.
My cylinder head overhaul:
My transmission overhaul:
gearheadnick is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-08-2013, 07:57 PM   #3
Registered User
1998 ZJ 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Vienna, VA
Posts: 313
Let me give you some simple things to do, and if they don't work, then do what gearheadnick wrote.

Assuming all your components are good (battery, connections, and starter), here's a quick 1-2-3:

(1) Just to be clear, was the starter solenoid replaced as well (it is usually replaced with the starter, but I am double checking). If not, then I would suspect that to be your problem.
(2) Will it start when you place the shifter into NEUTRAL? If so, then your neutral safety switch is defective.
(3) The horn relay and the Engine Starter Motor Relay in the Power Distribution Center are likely the same. Switch them and see if it will start. If it does, your relay is bad.
dellis is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-08-2013, 08:46 PM   #4
Registered User
1995 ZJ 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Stephenville Texas 76401, Texas
Posts: 709
... I too was going to say .. Check every ground you can find .. NOW Try and start it at each point. Because when you find it ..This little Gremlin may pop up from time to time. You want to be able to go pinch his head off in just a few minutes next time.
papitt is offline   Reply With Quote

Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.