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Old 12-07-2009, 01:14 AM
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Possible starter problem?

yesterday i drove my jeep, shut it off, left for ten miniues and came back. I tried to start it again and it sounded like the battery died, the barely turned over once truned over once and then slowed and died, but i hadnt left my lights on or anything else electronic. I coundnt get it started by using a jump pack, couldnt get it started by jumping it off. Checked battery connections, corrosion free. When i turn the key, it gives me absolutely nothing, doesnt even click. Then i pull started it, and it ran fine. Could this be anything else besides the starter? I was told by a friend that it is specifically the solenoid of the starter. Does this seem right?
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One way to tell if it's the Solenoid of the starter, is have a friend help you start the Jeep. While one is inside, the other person would be jumping the solenoid terminal with a piece of wire. Make sure not to touch or hit the metal frame, since could arc as well.

If it starts by jumping the solenoid, then time to replace starter.


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↑ or if you want to try and save a few bucks you could attempt replacing the solenoid, but only if your comfortable doing that yourself
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