Battery or Starter -
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 01-20-2011, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
1995 XJ Cherokee 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Lynden
Posts: 13
Battery or Starter

Hey all. I have 1995 Cherokee 4.0. Havent had it too long so now all the quirky things are starting to happen. the latest is when trying to start it, there a few times when all you hear is a click. Try it again and it fires right off. Seems to be happening on a more regular basis. Been working a lot so I havent had any time to troubleshoot so I thought I would be lazy and ask my Jeep forum buddies....any ideas?


werff is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 Old 01-20-2011, 02:48 PM
Registered User
1996 XJ Cherokee 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: West Paterson
Posts: 1,055
could be a lot of things to consider.
does your reverse lights work? if not it could be your neutral safety switch needs cleaning
could be your starter
could be your battery
check your fuses
could be the fuse for the fuel pump
do you hear your fuel pump priming when you put the key in the on position?

these things to check over. im sure people will chime in for more things to check

16 WK2 75th Anniversary-Lucille the Albino Rhino
96 XJ Sport-Rosemary the Perrywinkle People Eater
T4STE is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 01-20-2011, 03:14 PM
Bouncin' on a Budget
underpowered's Avatar
1998 ZJ 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: northern kentucky
Posts: 3,051
NSS is my guess. Mine does the exact same thing. turn the key and get a click then nothing, then turn it try again and it will fire right up.

1998 ZJ-- lowered a touch

2005 GMC 2500HD 496 C.I.

Fat Amy-1989 K5 blazer. Linked, lifted, 38.5's on won tons. Big Girls can play in the woods too.
underpowered is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 01-23-2011, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
1995 XJ Cherokee 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Lynden
Posts: 13's the deal. When I turn the key there is a loud click coming from the starter there and it is not turning over at all now. . Can the NSS cause this or has the starter gone out? I am going to replace the starter this week. if that isn't it...I will get the transmission flushed and at the same time have that stinkin' NSS serviced. I'll let you know what works. thanks for all the help.

werff is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
4.0 battery on, starter replaced no start orangekid XJ Cherokee Technical Forum 15 12-22-2009 06:05 PM
4.0 clicks when starting, new battery, new starter, new NSS HELP ME PLEASE x513x XJ Cherokee Technical Forum 5 02-08-2009 03:21 PM
not the alternator, battery, maybe starter swebilius75 XJ Cherokee Technical Forum 6 03-18-2006 07:36 AM
Battery and or Starter problems jeepcher4x4 XJ Cherokee Technical Forum 4 09-26-2005 08:53 PM
starter, battery, other? flarnlgso XJ Cherokee Technical Forum 11 06-01-2005 03:34 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome