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Unread 11-01-2013, 10:04 AM   #1
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2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.7 starting issues.

How are you all doing? So I've been having this issue now for the past couple of weeks and i have replaced my battery first, then i changed out my alternator and put a new alternator in my jeep also. Im driving an 06 grand cherokee 5.7l hemi as stated in the title. So the issue is that I can start my car drive it around for the day but if it sits for a long period of time like it does through out the night, in the morning it wont start even after replacing both battery with a optima, and alternator. Right now im pretty clueless what to look at night, When it doesn't start the starter does make a click so it is engaging and seems to be working it just always needs a jump. I'm trying to stay away from the expensive car care center on post so if anyone has any suggestions on what to look at next im all ears!

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Unread 11-01-2013, 01:02 PM   #2
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On the starter is a yellow (signal) wire make sure it is not corroded and the connection is good and tight. Could be that the starter is going bad as well, this is fairly common.
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Even if I jump it and it starts right Away it could still be the starter?
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And where is the starter located?
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Unread 11-01-2013, 07:08 PM   #5
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If a jump gets it fired up right away, I'd suspect a parasitic drain on the battery.

They can be hard to find, but all you really need is time and a multimeter capable of displaying a load drawn in amps. If you don't have this, best to just find someone who does.
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Unread 11-02-2013, 07:12 PM   #6
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Drivers side under the exhaust manifold toward rear of the motor it's a pain to get to there are a couple of write ups here on the forum. Jumping it is probably giving it enough Umph to get past the dead spot and spin, someone mentioned a parasitic draw that is possible as well. Leave the Jeep overnight remove the battery to have it tested if it's good then you will know.


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And where is the starter located?
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