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Unread 07-01-2013, 09:01 PM   #1
ouwildman
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2007 Grand Cherokee Starting Issue

I purchased a 2007 Grand Cherokee one year ago.

4 instances in the past 3 months this vehicle has failed to start and I have had to tow it to the dealer.

On each occurrence there is no response when I turn the key. Absolutely nothing. The battery is fine and attempting to jump start makes no difference.

The dealer has not been able to determine the root cause. They have replaced a hood switch on for the remote start, reprogrammed the key, cut a new key, and replaced the starter.

Any help or advice is greatly appreciated.

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Unread 07-02-2013, 09:13 AM   #2
JKM
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many of us on here, including myself, have had similar issues. Because the symptons are similar to a starter with a dead spot, many have replaced starters, but the issue has been a corrosion in a hard to see spot. On the solenoid of the starter there is a yellow wire and this yellow wire activates the solenoid, which in turn activates the starter. This yellow wire is connected to the solenoid with a butt connector. The problem is that corrosion starts where the female butt connector is crimped to the yellow wire. It's hard to see because there is a black plastic outershell on the connector. My suggestion would be to replace this connector and make it weatherproof. Search on here and you will find lots of information. Search for "yellow wire".
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Unread 08-12-2013, 05:43 AM   #3
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I had the exact problem a month or so ago... follow JKM's advice and do some research... I replaced the yellow connector on July 17th and (knock-knock) have not had a single issue since
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