post #1 of Old 01-10-2010, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
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Jeep wont start- I need some ideas

My battery is charges and all I get is a click when I turn the key. It is an 85 cj7. All my battery terminals are tight. Any ideas? Thanks

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post #2 of Old 01-10-2010, 05:42 PM
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If the battery is charged and the all the connections are good. Could be the solenoid. Be sure and check the ground at the block also.

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post #3 of Old 01-10-2010, 05:44 PM
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i had the same problem. take a hammer and hit the starter lightly. If it starts then you know you have a bad starter.

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post #4 of Old 01-10-2010, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks
how much does a solenoid cost?
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post #5 of Old 01-10-2010, 06:43 PM
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Should be pretty cheap.. $12-$15.

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i got it started- tapped on the stater. Thanks
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post #7 of Old 01-10-2010, 09:15 PM
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Good to hear, now just replace the starter or keep a hammer in the glovebox.

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