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Old 03-12-2006, 11:19 AM   #1
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Electrical question for a 99 - won't turn over

I have a 1999 Wrangler Sport & sometimes it won't turn over.
I had an electrical diagnostic test done on it & the results were all good. The alternator is putting out what it is supposed to, and the battery has no dead cells (and is only about 1 1/2 years old - Sears die hard). What do you think could be the problem?

When I turn the key, I get full guages and everything electrical works, but the starter won't turn. Almost like it thinks that I don't have the clutch pushed in. Then I just have to give it a bit of push with my left leg out the door and then usually she just turns right over (with the key, I don't even have to pop the clutch). I am initially inclined to think that I'm losing my ground on the starter, but I wanted to ask you all before I start to tear it all apart. The belts are tight, fluids are good, no sensors are tripped, etc.

Any ideas?



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Old 03-12-2006, 11:57 AM   #2
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Take both battery connections off, clean them, then retighten them. Such problems are most often caused by nothing more than a loose, dirty, or corroded battery connection.

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Old 03-12-2006, 02:31 PM   #3
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I'll give it a shot right now.

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