08 kk Starting Issue - JeepForum.com
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 01-14-2019, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
2008 KK Liberty 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 4
08 kk Starting Issue

So far it has only happened once, but my 08 Liberty would not start, no crank, no starter clicking sound (like when the battery is low). Just put the key in, turn and Nothing. The remote key fob would lock and unlock the doors, so donít think itís a problem with the WCM. Had the car towed to my mechanic.... and it started fine and they could not replicate the problem and there were no fault codes. 205,000k on the odometer, so not looking to sink a ton of $$ into her, but does anyone have any ideas? Sheís been good to my since rolling off the lot new and donít want to give up on her yet if I donít have to.

js08kk is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 Old 01-15-2019, 07:27 AM
Web Wheeler
jtec's Avatar
2014 JK Wrangler 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 8,017
start by checking - tightening, removing corrosion, on battery cables and grounds both ends.

Any added remote starters, alarms, kill sswitches are problematic and suspects.

Were the accessories working KOEO radio, wipers?

Try to determine if issue limited to start circuit.

When I see the price of OEM I think aftermarket.
When I see the quality of aftermarket I think OEM.
jtec is online now  
post #3 of 5 Old 01-15-2019, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
2008 KK Liberty 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 4
Terminals are clean

No added accessories

and all indicator lights, headlights, remote door locks and wipers all worked at time of the incident.

New battery (6 months old)

I will have to look at the starter tomorrow

Possible the car just had a "moment" to quote my Mechanic. I work a 52 mile drive away from home and have been hesitant to drive it to work with the fear it could happen again when I get out.
js08kk is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 07-23-2019, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
2008 KK Liberty 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 4
This turned out to be my starter. The 4 bolts to the front drive shaft had to be removed to get to and remove the old starter. It was a bit of a pain (thank you Harbor Freight for having one of their sales for me to pick up a 20v cordless impact gun) but do-able. Casually working on it, it took me less than 2 hours
js08kk is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 07-28-2019, 09:15 AM
Registered User
2006 WK 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 20
I just had this problem with my Grand Cherokee. It was the yellow wire that supplies power to the starter solenoid. It was loose and corroded. If it didn’t start, I wiggled the yellow wire and it started right up. If the issue happens again, check the yellow wire. To fix it, all I did was cut off the female spade connector and soldered on a new one. It has started fine the past two weeks.

2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee WK Limited 5.7L Hemi
gjp1459 is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.

Email Address:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome