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Unread 06-27-2013, 08:26 PM   #1
Drew2675
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'06 Won't start after it heats up

Here's my dilemma. I have an 06 grand limited hemi. Lately it's been not wanting to restart after it gets to temp. Turn the key and nothing happens. The dash and radio fire up and I can hear a click which I assume is the relay but nothing else. It'll start fine when it cools back down. It's been running fine and no other problems. I've done the usual searches to check on remedies for this issue and have found a couple possibilities like yellow wire on solenoid and having the battery checked. It just seems this problem is more predictable than an intermittent not starting issue. Just wanted to pick some brains before I tackle this. Any info is much appreciated. Thanks.

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Unread 06-27-2013, 11:39 PM   #2
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Do you hear the starter click?
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Unread 06-28-2013, 08:48 AM   #3
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No. Nothing but a faint click from what I'm guessing is the relay.
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Unread 06-28-2013, 09:25 AM   #4
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Electrical resistance increases with temperature. I wonder if your starter is getting an appropriate amount of current from the battery when warm. Could your starter solenoid be bad?

The starter has a heat shield over it. Is that still in place?

If your Jeep is 2wd it's pretty easy to pull the starter. If it's 4wd it's a colossal PITA. If you are able to pull it you could have it tested at a place like Autozone.
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Unread 06-28-2013, 09:25 AM   #5
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This could be as simple as a flat battery. A hot engine can harder to turn over than a cold engine as component expand and compression improves. Normally though the engine will turn half a revolution then baulk.
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Unread 06-28-2013, 09:26 AM   #6
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No. Nothing but a faint click from what I'm guessing is the relay.
Check power to the starter at the starter solenoid signal wire. If it's getting power but nothing happens it's the starter
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Unread 06-28-2013, 09:59 AM   #7
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This could be as simple as a flat battery. A hot engine can harder to turn over than a cold engine as component expand and compression improves. Normally though the engine will turn half a revolution then baulk.
Dur. Tha'ts the easiest thing to check. What's your batteries resting voltage? Carry a volt meter, and check it when it's hot and won't start.
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Unread 06-28-2013, 12:47 PM   #8
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Just went and checked the battery. 12.48 volts resting. I'm leaving here in a bit to tear the wheel well out to access the starter. I'll check the other things then. And yes, the heat shield is still around the starter.
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