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Unread 05-06-2012, 09:51 PM   #1
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Click but no start.

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Have had the problem for a while now, but the jeep doesnt want to start. Turn the key and all i get is a single click. After a few attempts turning the key over it will start....but not today....I Tested the starter today and its good, also the the relay is good as well, and the terminals...even when shifted to Neutral its the same thing. Thanks in advance.

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Unread 05-06-2012, 10:17 PM   #2
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2000 GC 4.7

Have had the problem for a while now, but the jeep doesnt want to start. Turn the key and all i get is a single click. After a few attempts turning the key over it will start....but not today....I Tested the starter today and its good, also the the relay is good as well, and the terminals...even when shifted to Neutral its the same thing. Thanks in advance.
I started a tread with thi exact issue a few days ago, figured it was a bad starter, was told it sounded electrical.

Boneheaded as I am I went in to change the started (which fell apart as I took it off, seleniod looked like it exploded etc).

After putting in the new starter I got the same problem, single click. So it had to be electrical. Opened uip the positive terminal with two wires (one to fuse box other to starter) and found a silly amount of corrosion isolating both positive wires from eachother.

Cleaned them out, closed it up nad clamped it back down and voila, started right up.

I would put money on you having some kind of electrical resistance between your battery and starter.
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Unread 05-06-2012, 10:28 PM   #3
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ive been up and down checking and poking at this thing today and still no results. I finally gave up on it tonight, researching some now, but im not finding a whole lot. Glad yours was an easy fix, mines being a PITA
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Unread 05-07-2012, 08:12 AM   #4
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any other suggestions?
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Unread 05-07-2012, 08:40 AM   #5
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When it does not crank put a test light on the solenoid terminal to ground and try to start again. If the light comes on that means power is going from the ignition switch through all relays and fuses. The problem will be with the starter or solenoid, so replace both.
If no light when in start position trace power back to ignition switch and repair/replace where the power is being lost.
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Unread 05-07-2012, 08:50 AM   #6
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just replaced the starter....same thing :-/
good thing i already got the "go ahead" to take it back to advance auto!
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Unread 05-07-2012, 08:51 AM   #7
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ive read about the "neutral safety switch", any way this could be the culprit?

any way to test to see if it is?
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Unread 05-07-2012, 10:12 AM   #8
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so u changed starter/solenoid out?

check starter relay?
battery fully charged?
terminals clean on battery?
check main ground wire coming from battery to body for corrosion.
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Unread 05-07-2012, 10:21 AM   #9
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Yes I changed the starter out, but neglected to test it thinking it would be good....wrong. New starter is bad...I'm going to get another at 1.

Hooked a test light up..with the key in the on position I have light all the time, key in the start position I have light all the time (on the terminal With the red wire coming from the battery on the starter)

Key in the start position in the other terminal on the starter and no light.
Solenoid is bad on the new starter.
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Unread 05-07-2012, 10:56 AM   #10
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yep glad u found it
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