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Old 07-08-2012, 08:25 AM   #1
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at times my friends cherokee wont start

Ok my friends cherokee wont start at times she has to mess with the battery terminals until it starts what could be the problem she's replaced the starter and alternator & battery could it be a loose wire somewhere?

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Old 07-08-2012, 09:40 AM   #2
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What do you mean by mess with the terminals? Is she moving them around or is she messing with the battery cables? If she is messing with the cables, then they are either loose and just need to be tightened at both ends, or they are broken and need to be replaced, or they just need to be taken off, cleaned and them put back on.

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Old 07-08-2012, 09:44 AM   #3
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My bad yeah meant she messes with the cable but she says sometimes it takes up to 45min to start up but other times it starts right away
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Old 07-08-2012, 04:56 PM   #4
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Had a Cherokee for years.

Mine would do that, for me it was the cable coming off the battery to the starter. It was loose on teh starter end. Check the cables and grounds too.
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