o.k. So sometimes when i try to start my ZJ i turn the key and nothing happens mechanically, the accesories come on but nothing from the engine compartment not even a click, then i turn the key a couple more times and it starts right up, sometimes more turns, sometimes it starts on first try. It helps sometimes when i turn the key really hard. I have a new battery so that isnt the problem. Is it the starter? starter relay? starter cylenoid? ignition switch?
appreciate the help guys, dont know what i would do without this forum!
Ignition switch, a bad relay, some bad wiring, faulty ECM. Could be a number of things. Do the dash lights, etc. come on every time when you turn the key? If so, does the starter not engage when you turn the key but the dash lights come on?
Might check your neutral safety switch(NSS). I have to bump my shifter forward every now & then because of my NSS. I'll get the normal dash lights & chimes but no action from the starter until I bump my shifter forward a bit in Park.
Mine does something similar to this from time to time. All of the interior lights come on, radio, a/c, normal dings and all but it doesn't start. I do hear a fairly noticable "Click" when I try and turn it over.
So far as I've guess i've attributed it to the starter dying. I smacked the starter a few times last time I had trouble with it and it seemed to help. I'll have to try messing with the NSS next time.
This happened to me at the gas station once and had to call a buddy to tow me home. Later I figured out that it was my neutral safety switch when I discover that pushing my shifter further towards park allowed me to start my jeep.
[QUOTE=Strizzy;8050436]How old is the battery? I've seen some Jeeps do weird things when a battery is bad.[/QUOTE]
I've got a real problem man... I need to stop buying special cars: 90' Bandit II Firebird, 91' Alfa Romeo 164 L, 95' orvis... yup ahh.