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Old 12-17-2013, 01:56 PM   #1
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Question IT does NOTHING!!..LOL

I will try to make this short and sweet...

I have owned this jeep for two years.. every once and a while, the jeep would not start, you would put the key in.. turn it to start position...all the normal dash lights would came on... and nothing..not even a click.. you would hear the fuel pump run is it....then I would turn the key off and try again.. and it would start.


Now that I have stopped driving the Jeep daily and it will sit for a week at a time..For me to get it to go, I have to keep turning the key off and on off and on off and on "ON being the start position"..so when it finally starts, and I go to the store or take the dogs to the park, for me to get it to go again, I find that it takes a couple times of turning the key on and off, then on the second time HOLD the key in the start position for about 15-20 seconds, the engine is doing nothing..then finally it rolls overs and starts, but once it sits again....it is hell trying to get it too go.

Been trying for two days now..I have check connections, thought maybe it was the clutch switch, but does not seem to be that..Disconnected the battery for a day and reconnected..nothing..

Now i could walk out there tomorrow and try it a couple times and it will start...I just do not get it?

ANY Ideas?

From the newbie to WF in Toronto..

and Yes our Mayor Smokes Crack ..LMAO


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Old 12-17-2013, 02:03 PM   #2
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I wonder if your actuator pin finally gave up the ghost. I was having similar intermittent start issues for about a week before the shattered pin finally wouldn't turn the ignition switch anymore.

It would take about 10 minutes to open up the ignition to see if the pin is in one piece. If it is, the switch itself may be the issue.

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Old 12-17-2013, 02:33 PM   #3
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I will have to check that... I was thinking it is the switch I hope!!
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Old 12-17-2013, 03:07 PM   #4
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My Subaru did that, and everything I read said it was the brushes in the starter wearing out. I replaced the starter and it never did it again.
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Old 12-17-2013, 04:55 PM   #5
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My jeep only has 60000 miles on it..I would hope the starter would last longer than that
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Old 12-17-2013, 05:07 PM   #6
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Question #1 When the engine does crank while you're trying to start it, does the starter crank the engine at full speed or does it crank very slowly?

Question #2. Turn the headlights on and have someone watch them while you try to start the engine. Do the headlights dim or shut off while the ignition switch is in the Start position, or do they stay on at full brightness?
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Old 12-17-2013, 05:29 PM   #7
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Mine does this, what was happening to mine is when I would put it in park mechanically it would go in park but electronically was stuck in reverse. So when you tried to start it... Ect ect, I fixed it by just wiggling the gear changer. After beating on the what I thought was a seized starter... Not the brightest.
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Old 12-17-2013, 08:55 PM   #8
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Starter or ignition switch, both won't cost that much. I would start with the ignition switch. If 1 in 1,000 Jeeps has a questionable starter, that lasts 60,000 miles, I don't think that's too bad. Some engines don't last that long. I would count myself lucky in comparing a crappy engine($2500 new) to a new starter @ $100 dollars.

My starter lasted 120,000 miles. But, I live in a clean, moderate climate area. If you live in snow and salt country, Jeeps take a beating in those conditions. Imagine having constant water and salt in your starter for four months at a time. It also depends on how the PO treated the vehicle too.
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Old 12-17-2013, 09:39 PM   #9
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To Jerry...

This is the issue... the engine does nothing....no clicks...does not even roll over... its liken trying to start the Jeep without depressing the clutch...


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Old 12-17-2013, 09:44 PM   #10
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PS... but when the engine does decide to roll over and start..
..it starts as normally it is a little slow rolling over..but that could be because it is cold here...and I had been trying to start it for the pass15 to 20 mins
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Old 12-17-2013, 11:19 PM   #11
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And my second question about the headlights?
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Old 12-18-2013, 04:57 AM   #12
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I don't know what to tell you to fix this problem, but I can tell you that you are not by yourself.
Mine has done the same thing a few times.
I will be watching this thread to see if someone has the answer.
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Old 12-18-2013, 01:40 PM   #13
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It’s pretty easy to drop the ignition key/actuator/switch assembly (you will need a t-10 security bit). Then you can check the actuator pin & turn the switch with a screwdriver to test that. Here is a link to a video that should help.

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