My jeep ALWAYS starts on a cold start. It seems that once it is hot I can go to start it and it just wont. It can be just a few blocks up the road or a long drive so distance doesn't make the difference on whether it will work or not.
The lights will light up and the doors will ding but the engine is dead...not a noise from it. If I wait for it to cool then it starts as if there were no problems, but this can take from 2 minutes to 45 minutes. This does NOT happen all of the time though.
The first time this happened the mechanic cleaned the battery and cables of corrosion. It was fine for a few days then started again. I brought it back and they fixed the cables. Again the jeep was ok for a few days then completely shut down while driving (not even the door locks would do a thing it was DEAD!... at night and it is a black jeep) had it towed to the mechanic and he found more corrosion on the left cable. Drove it for a week or so and low and behold the not starting was happening again. Brought it in and they replaced the battery. Seemed to work for two weeks until I was stranded at the store because it wouldn't start once I came out. Brought it back and they replaced the starter... only to have it last a few days and the problem was back.
I am at wits end with this thing... I called Jeep to see if they have heard of the same thing happening (thinking I may have missed a recall or something) they said they have not. My ignition switch tests out ok as well. If anyone has ANY suggestions PLEASE let me know... This is the only car I have and cant keep having it not start on me. I also cant keep paying for the "could be this" repairs.