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post #1 of 5 Old 01-14-2019, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
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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.

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post #2 of 5 Old 01-15-2019, 07:27 AM
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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.
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post #3 of 5 Old 01-15-2019, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
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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.
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post #4 of 5 Old 07-23-2019, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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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
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post #5 of 5 Old 07-28-2019, 09:15 AM
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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.

George
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