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Unread 09-21-2012, 12:41 AM   #1
JanKristian
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My Jeep do not want to start

Hi guys,

I have a problem. I drove my car and it worked perfectly. Nothing to complain about. I parked it in my garage and the day after, I was going to school, when suddenly my car did not want to start. I thought it was my security alarm or the battery. But I think its neither of them.


this link is shows how my car sounds like when I try to start it. Please help me, it begins to get pretty cold here in Norway and the public transportation here is terrible.

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Unread 09-21-2012, 05:16 AM   #2
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Sounds like it's not turning over at all? Is it? If its not, try jumping the starter. That will help narrow it down.
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Unread 09-21-2012, 12:00 PM   #3
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See if it starts in neutral. Also listen for start relay clicking
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Unread 09-22-2012, 07:37 AM   #4
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Unread 09-22-2012, 07:44 AM   #5
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I think I'll cast a vote on the starter . Sounds like the bendix kicks out but doen't turn . Tough to tell on the video
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Unread 09-22-2012, 10:01 AM   #6
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I think I'll cast a vote on the starter . Sounds like the bendix kicks out but doen't turn . Tough to tell on the video
Yea I finally listened to the video. I'm with newfie. See if tapping on the starter while turning it over gets it going. That may work a couple of times but you'll need a new one
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Unread 09-22-2012, 05:17 PM   #7
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Does ur battery gauge drop when you try to turn it over? When u turn key to start position and hold it there.
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Unread 09-22-2012, 11:21 PM   #8
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if you have not done it, check and clean your battery's terminals both where the wires go into the terminal and where it connects onto the battery.
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Unread 09-23-2012, 11:38 AM   #9
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From my opinion with a similar problem months ago, I agree with Newfie and nashwheel. Sounds like the starter to me. Exactly what mine did to me. I rebuilt mine with a extra one my dad had from his wrangler. I think with a new one you should be up and running. Hope it all goes well!!
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Unread 09-23-2012, 12:33 PM   #10
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My guess is starter also, as I do have the same problem and I have decided it is the starter. Relay and all works, but starter works when it feels like it. Hit it with a hammer a few times then try.
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Unread 09-24-2012, 06:41 AM   #11
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Hi guys!

Thanks for all answers. I finally found out what was wrong. My battery cables are totally corroded. I just snapped the top of each cable, and the car started again. Now I have a new question:

I need new battery cables, and when I am changing them i would like to upgrade them. Any ideas where I can buy these?
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Unread 09-24-2012, 08:46 AM   #12
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Here in the states we have autozone and advance auto parts, not sure what you have in Norway but I would do a google search for auto parts stores in your area, they normally carry heavy duty cables/battery leads.

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Unread 10-01-2012, 04:55 PM   #13
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You want to upgrade them? Go to a welding supply shop.
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Unread 10-01-2012, 05:20 PM   #14
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Google "zj battery cables" and custombatterycables.com should come up. The guy who runs the site has a ZJ. I don't know if he ships internationally, but they are made specifically for your jeep
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Unread 10-05-2012, 10:00 AM   #15
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Thanks. He shipped them to Norway, so i will order the kit 44/48
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