I began to start my 89 Jeep Wrangler at work and it had a little difficulty starting. When I got home I parked the Jeep in the garage. A few minutes later I went out to start the Jeep, nothing, just one click. I attempted again, nothing but one click. I had my original starter replaced along with the distibuter two years ago however; I recently went in to a transmission shop to have a refurbished transmission installed. For some reason, the owner's father had difficulty starting the Jeep two days after the test drive to see if the transmission functioned properly. He advised me that the when he tried to start the Jeep it would turn over but would not engage. He told me he charged the battery in my Jeep, but never took the battery out of the Jeep when he charged it. I told him that he probably fried out something electrical in my Jeep by doing that. He told me that he had a mechanic look at the Jeep. He SAID that he replaced the rotor in the distributer because that was the problem. I picked up the Jeep and it ran good for about four days then, I began to have some difficulty starting it. I figured that the guy fried my starter out by attempting to start it so much, until he had a mechanic to look at it. Does anyone think that by replacing the starter with a brand new one would solve the problem? For now, all I get is one click when I turn the key in an attempt to start my Jeep. My Jeep started fine until these guys did whatever they did. Any advice would be appreciated.
Such problems are more often nothing more than a bad battery connection... loose, dirty, or corroded. Clean & tighten both connections & make sure both the battery's and engine's negative ground wires are firmly connected to their respective ground connections.
If that doesn't do it, have the battery load tested if a good overnight charge doesn't take care of it. An hour or two on a charger is never enough to fully charge a discharged battery.
I strongly suspect one of these two potential problems over the starter.
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