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post #91 of 103 Old 01-02-2015, 05:40 AM
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Sounds like maybe the brake switch then. Maybe? That would make it not start once moved out of park.

It was the brake switch. It was about to fall out. It had about 3 threads left before the nut fell off. I tightened it up an all is well for the moment. I went to parts house and picked up new switch and put in glove box.


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post #92 of 103 Old 01-04-2015, 06:35 PM
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It was the brake switch. It was about to fall out. It had about 3 threads left before the nut fell off. I tightened it up an all is well for the moment. I went to parts house and picked up new switch and put in glove box.
The brake switch only affects the shifter interlock, not starting functions.

The brake switch is self adjusting by pulling out the plunger then releasing the pedal.

The brake switch is held in by a square plastic clip which fails often leaving the switch loose. If the clip fails you must purchase the brake switch plate since they don't service the clip separately.

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post #93 of 103 Old 01-08-2015, 02:54 PM
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2007 Jeep Rubicon, manual tranny. When turning key to start, the engine cranks for a half a second and then all electronics go off only to come back on again and will continue this cycle (with no engine crank, but starter click only) until key is brought back to ON position. Sometimes (if I'm really lucky, I guess) the windshield wipers will cycle once. Help?
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2007 Jeep Rubicon, manual tranny. When turning key to start, the engine cranks for a half a second and then all electronics go off only to come back on again and will continue this cycle (with no engine crank, but starter click only) until key is brought back to ON position. Sometimes (if I'm really lucky, I guess) the windshield wipers will cycle once. Help?
Sounds like low voltage; either a bad battery, or bad/corroded connections.

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I've replaced the T.I.P.M. and cam sensor within the past few months...now I'm having this starter problem also...ugh!!
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post #96 of 103 Old 11-03-2015, 04:21 AM
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Any Resolution

I just purchased an '08 JK and its doing the same thing as yours. I know its been a while but were you able to figure out your problem?
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post #97 of 103 Old 11-03-2015, 10:49 AM
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Okay my 2007 Jeep Wrangler will not crank now, this is what it's doing as of now, I will explain everything that has happened after this and maybe somebody can make a connection, but my jeep cut off on me driving down the road, like the alternator went out, it cut off I tried cranking it while still rolling, nothing, so I popped the clutch a few times before I stopped, nothing. My battery has a full charge, when I turn the key it will either click once, or it will turn over only for a second and then cut out!!?


I did have a fouled out spark plug the week before and it was running awful, I change all plugs and wires and it ran better, but was still running a little rough, then this happened the next day. Could smell gas also while driving
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post #98 of 103 Old 11-03-2015, 02:50 PM
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Any codes? You need to at least do the key dance trick (I can't remember what it is) or get a scanner to see if there are codes. I don't think your problem is the same if it cut off WHILE driving. That is completely different. You should probably start a new post about this issue, or have a MOD pull your posts out and start a new one.
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I just purchased an '08 JK and its doing the same thing as yours. I know its been a while but were you able to figure out your problem?
Hey RBRady27,

TSB 08-007-08 REV. A may relate to your vehicle:

SUBJECT:
No Engine Crank Or No Engine Start Due To Electronic Lockup Of The WCM / SKREEM
OVERVIEW:
This bulletin involves the replacement of the Wireless Control Module (WCM), and if
equipped, the replacement of the Electric Steering Column Lock (ELV). The WCM is also
referred to as the Sentry Key Remote Entry Module (SKREEM).
MODELS:
2007 - 2008 (DR/DH/D1/DC/DM) Ram Truck (1500/2500/3500/4500/5500)
2007 - 2008 (JK) Wrangler
2007 - 2008 (J1) Sebring (China)
2007 - 2008 (JS) Avenger/Sebring
2007 - 2008 (KA) Nitro
2008 (KK) Liberty/Cherokee
2007 - 2008 (MK) Compass/Patriot
2007 - 2008 (PM) Caliber
2006 - 2008 (PT) Chrysler PT Cruiser
NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles built on or before May 05, 2008 (MDH
0505XX).
SYMPTOM/CONDITION:
The customer will experience a no engine crank AND a no engine start condition. Also, the
remote keyless entry (RKE) system will not operate. This condition may be due to an
electrostatic discharge (ESD) from the ignition key into the Wireless Control Module
(WCM), causing the WCM to electronically lockup. This condition may occur more
frequently in dry and/or cold weather conditions where a sufficient electrostatic charge is
NUMBER: 08-007-08 REV. A
GROUP: Electrical
DATE: July 04, 2008
more easily produced. This condition is corrected by the replacement of the WCM.

Please let me know if you have any further questions.
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post #100 of 103 Old 11-05-2015, 10:06 PM
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Have a jeep jk that wont start, the dealership has changed the starter twice, replaced the ignition switch, tipm, and just replaced the pcm, same outcome the jeep starts only half the time, the other half the starter kicks out for some reason. I have a 4" lift kit, 37" tires, ripp supercharger, anyone else having the same problem?
Hey bud, This thread is 7 pages long so I don't have time tonight to read it, but need to let you know I just posted a similar issue. I saw that a member commented it could be that the shifter dosent go "all the way into" Park! I'll lay odds this IS IT. Because when I move the shifter down thru to 1 and back INTO PARK, it starts right up. I'll revisit tomorrow, but I'll lay odds he was right-on with that theory..

EDIT: what an *** I am... Freakin post is nearly 6 years old!!'

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post #101 of 103 Old 11-06-2015, 10:28 AM
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I was having this same issue with my 2007 (manual transmission). Couple of days ago went to start it and nothing. Dash lit up but starter did not engage when the key was turned. Tried it twice yesterday (still would not start) Today I went out and put it in 4 low and it fired right up. Leads me to believe that my problem is the clutch safety switch (I dont know if that is the right name for it) Started it a few times since then (without putting it in 4 low) and seems to be working fine.
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post #102 of 103 Old 11-06-2015, 02:35 PM
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I to have been having this problem. I have replaced a good starter, a good battery, and the battery leads, and the mechanic removed a security system that was installed by the dealership. No good just fail again, but when I went to nutral the Jeep started. Ok guys what is the next thing to change out? Their seem to be as many sullution as there are problems. I still think it is in the ignition assembly, but it is just a guess. And if that is right why did it start when I went to nutral? What has Chrysler said about their problem? One last think the stearing wheel lock does not lock. The mechanic said he read that some Jeep do not have a wheel lock so you could tow them. Is he right that some Jeeps do not have a
wheel lock? I looked and they all talk about the ignition having a peace that will rotated out when the wheel is turned to lock the wheel. I have found nothing that tells me some jeeps do not have a lock.

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post #103 of 103 Old 08-06-2016, 12:07 PM
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To the people that had the no start, no crank problem with an 07 manual tranny. What was your solution? Just got this car used with 123k. It starts no problem 95% of the time. But 2 times in the week that I have owned it and it did start. I'm thinking TIPM. Any ideas???
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