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Unread 07-12-2010, 12:11 PM   #1
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My jeep won't start!! HELP!!!!

I tried to crank my 97 wrangler and it just wouldn't even turn over. Replaced the starter and solenoid, getting good power to starter, all fuses are good, getting good power to my fuse box under hood. Still plan to check all grounding but after that I don't know where to go. I am getting all my lights and the battery is good. If anyone has any info please help!

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Unread 07-12-2010, 12:13 PM   #2
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how old is the battery? is it possible it doesnt have enough juice to turn the engine?
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Unread 07-12-2010, 03:04 PM   #3
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The battery was tested about a month ago and it showed good and seems to have good voltage. I tried putting a jump box on it and that didn't help any.
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Unread 07-12-2010, 03:32 PM   #4
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Try turning the engine over by another means just to see if it will turn over.
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Unread 07-12-2010, 03:35 PM   #5
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I tried hitting the starter relay under the hood and it didnt turn over. I dont know how else to turn it over.
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Unread 07-12-2010, 03:40 PM   #6
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If it's a standard then push it and let clutch out after ya get a little speed in like second gear, if the tires just lock up then you got more than starter problems.
How was the motor running before this happened?
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Unread 07-13-2010, 07:05 AM   #7
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The motor ran fine. I had to replace the alternator but other than that it seemed fine. Never missed a lick. If the tires just lock up then is the motor locked up?
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Unread 07-13-2010, 03:45 PM   #8
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The motor ran fine. I had to replace the alternator but other than that it seemed fine. Never missed a lick. If the tires just lock up then is the motor locked up?
Yea if get going a few mph and dump the clutch and the back tires just skid to a halt then you got issues.
I would try turning the crank with a socket & breaker bar or use a flywheel turner, pull the plugs out to relieve the compression.
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Unread 07-13-2010, 04:34 PM   #9
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Got gas?
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Unread 07-13-2010, 05:23 PM   #10
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Haha yes I have plenty of gas ckid22. I will look into that wushaw. I am not super mechanically inclined so I will probably have to get some help. Any ideas on what the issue could be anyone?
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Unread 07-14-2010, 06:43 AM   #11
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http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/st...g-read-853439/
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Unread 07-14-2010, 07:28 AM   #12
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I will try all that, my starter is not spinning at all. I checked the voltage at the pos and neg posts and had good voltage but I haven't checked like that. Thank you so much.
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Unread 07-14-2010, 09:59 AM   #13
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Good voltage at rest is not the same as good voltage while cranking
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Unread 07-14-2010, 10:05 AM   #14
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My Jeep wouldn't turn over recently and battery tested good and I replaced starter and it all turned out to be a bad batttery.

Here is my recent thread about it...Don't know if it will help you but thought I would post it as I thought my battery was good as it tested ok but it was bad.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/9...-good-1053281/
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Unread 07-14-2010, 10:15 AM   #15
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I will do all those checks. My lights and everything work great, just no turn over. Wont get a chance until this weekend to look at it probably, hopefully sooner.
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