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Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   11-20-2012, 05:10 PM
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Posted By OH-ZJ-IO
Well, part of this is the problem of trying to...

Well, part of this is the problem of trying to diagnose a vehicle long distance. Without being there and putting your own hands on the vehicle you have to rely on someone else to do it and to tell...
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   11-17-2012, 08:15 PM
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Posted By OH-ZJ-IO
No idea but that sounds like a likely thing to...

No idea but that sounds like a likely thing to look at tomorrow. We could tell, with the inspection cover off, if the teeth on the flywheel were damaged also, I imagine.

Thanks!
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   11-17-2012, 07:50 PM
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Posted By OH-ZJ-IO
It is the same after the new starter as before he...

It is the same after the new starter as before he changed it.

Turn the key and nothing, no click, no noise, nothing. Jump the starter terminals and the starter whirs up but doesn't crank the...
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   11-17-2012, 07:30 PM
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Posted By OH-ZJ-IO
But the engine would still crank wouldn't it, if...

But the engine would still crank wouldn't it, if it was the CPS?
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   11-17-2012, 07:28 PM
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Posted By OH-ZJ-IO
It's and auto. He changed the starter today. ...

It's and auto. He changed the starter today.

Where are the XJ gurus? Everyone on vacation? ;)
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   11-17-2012, 06:49 PM
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Posted By OH-ZJ-IO
That's part of the mystery.... The starter...

That's part of the mystery....

The starter ISN'T cranking the engine. Even the new starter is just running without turning it. It's like there are two problems. The key turn isn't powering the...
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   11-17-2012, 04:11 PM
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Posted By OH-ZJ-IO
It isn't locked up.

It isn't locked up.
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   11-17-2012, 03:56 PM
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Posted By OH-ZJ-IO
Yes, the starter spins but doesn't turn the...

Yes, the starter spins but doesn't turn the engine over.
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   11-17-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 31
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Posted By OH-ZJ-IO
OK we tried what we could. He doesn't have a...

OK we tried what we could. He doesn't have a multimeter.

It almost looks like two problems. The key doesn't cause the starter to engage, AND, he put a new starter on it and still when he jumps...
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   11-17-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 31
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Posted By OH-ZJ-IO
Thanks for the info. We will start with this. ...

Thanks for the info. We will start with this. Might be that the starter shaft is 'stuck' and not engaging the flywheel when he tried to jump the starter terminals, eh. That would still indicate...
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   11-17-2012, 08:19 AM
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Posted By OH-ZJ-IO
Yes, he said he tried jumping the starter...

Yes, he said he tried jumping the starter terminals and it didn't start. However, he was back home when he called about that and for some reason wasn't sure if the motor turned over when he did it...
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   11-17-2012, 04:19 AM
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Posted By OH-ZJ-IO
It won't start jumping the starter terminals. ...

It won't start jumping the starter terminals. Which would bypass the NSS. It won't start by unplugging the NSS and jumpering the connectors. Which would bypass the NSS. The NSS continuity checks...
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   11-17-2012, 02:55 AM
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Posted By OH-ZJ-IO
NSS was fine for weeks. Continuity checked out...

NSS was fine for weeks. Continuity checked out fine today for all gears. The problem is something other than the NSS. Son in law checked the continuity with me on the phone.

The problem is...
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   11-16-2012, 02:39 PM
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Posted By OH-ZJ-IO
Won't start, need ideas soon, daughter is stuck

97 XJ 4.0 Automatic.

The NSS was bad and I pulled it and cleaned it and put it back on. I am in Columbus and she is in Toledo. It has been running and starting for weeks. Today she is leaving...
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   10-04-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By OH-ZJ-IO
Now I'm confused by your response. I did...

Now I'm confused by your response.

I did take it as trying to help and just was wanting to be sure of the situations.

Hmmmm....
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   10-04-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 653
Posted By OH-ZJ-IO
It is starting fine today. Let me make sure I am...

It is starting fine today. Let me make sure I am understanding what the bypass will tell me.....

If I unplug the NSS and bypass it while the XJ is starting as it should it won't tell me anything....
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   10-04-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 653
Posted By OH-ZJ-IO
I searched here about the ignition switch but...

I searched here about the ignition switch but found nothing helpful. Didn't see any testing procedures. If you could find your tests it would really be helpful.

I'm a little confused about the...
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   10-03-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 653
Posted By OH-ZJ-IO
Back again-It wasn't The NSS

97 XJ 4.0, Sometimes won't start. No clicks, nothing, but I can start it by jumping the starter terminals.

I removed and cleaned the NSS and got the backup lights back and it started as it...
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   10-01-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,530
Posted By OH-ZJ-IO
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Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   10-01-2012, 10:57 AM
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Views: 1,530
Posted By OH-ZJ-IO
Just to update...... In about an hour this...

Just to update......

In about an hour this morning, I pulled the NSS, cleaned it, and reinstalled it.

I have reverse lights now and it only starts in park and neutral. I am going to assume...
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