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post #1 of 7 Old 01-09-2014, 11:34 AM Thread Starter
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Wont crank up....crap!!!

Ok. The daughter drove the jeep yesterday. Everything was perfect (well pretty good). She gets to church, turns it off and goes out an hour later....and nothing.

2001 Sahara, 4.0, automatic. 118k miles.

Here's what it does. When you turn the key you here two electronic clicking sounds, almost like a blinker click but more faint, possibly in the column, it's hard to tell where it's coming from. Other than that nothing. The lights don't flicker, no trouble lights, etc... It's not the battery, starter or the starter relay. Replaced them today. Any ideas?

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post #2 of 7 Old 01-09-2014, 11:57 AM
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You need to start with standing battery voltage.
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post #3 of 7 Old 01-09-2014, 12:14 PM Thread Starter
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Don't understand. I had a good battery and purchased a second. Same problem occurred with both batteries.

Are you saying to have the battery tested to ensure it is ok? If so...done. If not....??. Not trying to argue. I'm really that dumb.
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post #4 of 7 Old 01-09-2014, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
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I've looked on the forums.... Could it be the ignition actuator pin.
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post #5 of 7 Old 01-09-2014, 12:17 PM
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Check your battery voltage first, if the voltage is fine, check the starter by trying to manually crank it.

On your starter solenoid, you have the large main voltage terminals, and the smaller starter trigger terminal, pull the plug off the terminal, and take a set of jumper cables and attach it to the positive terminal on the battery.

Then just tap the cable against that trigger terminal to momentarily supply 12v to it to crank the starter. If it cranks, then there's something going on in your ignition circuit that you;ll need to diagnose. Could be a bad connection, fuse, bad switch, etc.

If it doesn't crank, then it's the starter/solenoid.

cheers.
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post #6 of 7 Old 01-09-2014, 01:53 PM
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Very likely the actuator pin. Easy to check. Use the Dorman U-tube video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=7SKQpbn9Zjo
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post #7 of 7 Old 01-09-2014, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
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It was in fact a broken actuator pin. 40 bucks, a couple of cuss words and I've got a running Jeep.

Thanks for the suggestions guys. It makes me dig deeper and think harder.

Ol Bob
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