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Old 03-22-2011, 12:17 AM   #1
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Exclamation Jeep wont start! Help! Please!

I just purchased a '98 sahara. it has 98,XXX miles on it and it worked perfectly when i got it. Now when i try to turn it on, it wont start! the engine wont crang and i dont really hear anything. i can pop the clutch and it works fine, its just the key that wont get it to start.

im thinking it might be the starter? am i wrong?

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Old 03-22-2011, 12:29 AM   #2
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To test it, what I do is bang on the starter with something while a buddy turns the key. If it cranks...starter is shot.

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Old 03-22-2011, 12:34 AM   #3
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Well, could be the starter. Could be a weak batery, loose conection,or a bad safty switch on the clutch or P/N on an automatic. Or could be the ignition switch it self. Need to trouble shoot and diegnose. You can run a hot wire to the starter and check if its workin....................
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Old 03-22-2011, 01:13 AM   #4
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Do u know where the starter on the '98 is located??
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Old 03-23-2011, 01:12 AM   #5
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Do u know where the starter on the '98 is located??
passenger side on the side on the transmission near the engine block
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starter , starting problems

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