I am a brand new member of WF, but I have been using the site recently as a guest looking at some answers to similar problems. The site has been so helpful of late I could not help but join. I have a problem with my 97, 6cyl. not cranking at all. I will preface all of this by saying that, until recently, the trickiest thing I have done to the TJ has been to change the brake pads. A friend of mine and I replaced the clutch, master and slave cylinders over the past several weeks. That is a story all to itself and I am thinking of posting a write-up of the process and the numerous and often stupid problems that we had. Anyway, after replacing the whole clutch system she was working great. For a day. Yesterday I wound up stranded since the damn thing would not crank. I have power to the dash lights, headlights etc, but it does not seem like the starter does anything - not even a click like I have heard with a dead battery. I have ruled out the clutch safety switch (bypassed it after I had stupidly cut the wires - but I spliced them back together. Didn't realize it was so simple to bypass.) I did remove and clean the connections to the battery terminals, but that did not help at all. I am working on the assumption that the battery is good - maybe a year old and it had enough juice to fire up Friday and Saturday morning. The dash lights and headlights do not dim at all (at least as far as I can tell - it was broad daylight) when I turn the key. That would also indicate to me that the battery has decent charge. My guess, at this point, is that the wire connections to the starter may have loosened up while we were taking it off and putting it on replacing the clutch. Have not yet had the chance to get back to the parking lot where she is sitting to check. Just curious if somebody had any other ideas of things that I should check if those connections do not turn out to be the problem. I have also tried tapping the starter. Read that it might help and it seemed like an easy thing to try. No luck, obviously. If I try to jump the starter, that should crank the engine (if I understand correctly) but will that actually get the engine to fire? Wouldn't matter if the starter is not getting juice, but I am curious to know if that would fire it up. Any ideas are more than welcome at this point. It was nice to have her on the road for about a day after the clutch project. Thanks for all of the great info on the forum. It was helpful even before I joined.