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Randomdude735 06-12-2012 07:21 AM

97 TJ intermittent Starting Problems
 
Wow, I do hate intermittent problems.

I have a 97 TJ 4.0 with manual trans. Intermittently it won't start. I turn the key and nothing, no clicks or anything. There is power and lights but no starter. If I wait a while and try again, it sometimes works. It seems to do this about once every 10 starts or so. Usually when I'm in a hurry, LOL.

It's driving me nuts. Could it be the starter, the clutch safety switch, a solenoid???

Please help :2thumbsup:

Jason 06-12-2012 08:06 AM

Start by disconnecting the wires from the battery and starter and cleaning off any corrosion.

j_niko 06-12-2012 08:11 AM

I would start, as Jason said, with the connector that goes from the battery to the starter. The one in my wife's 2000 rusted through and I didn't know it was going till it was gone...at a bad time of course

Knuckelhead 06-12-2012 01:47 PM

When it's not working, hold the key in the start position and have someone tap the starter with a hammer...


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