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Old 12-02-2008, 01:20 PM   #1
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Hopped in the Jeep this morning and tried to start it, but it would not crank, no clicking....nothing. Flipped the headlights on and they we're as bright as normal, so I should have enough battery. It almost seems like the clutch switch is not working. I didn't have time to look into it before work so I thought I would ask if anyone else has experienced this while I'm at work. By the way, this is a 2006 4.0. Any insight is appreciated. Thanks

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Old 12-02-2008, 02:07 PM   #2
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Try jumping the clutch safety switch

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Old 12-02-2008, 02:23 PM   #3
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I have had several vehicles that the battery had enough juice to turn the headlights on, but not enough to crank it over. Try jumping it first
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Old 12-02-2008, 06:53 PM   #5
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I have had several vehicles that the battery had enough juice to turn the headlights on, but not enough to crank it over. Try jumping it first
I had this problem about 3 months ago. Mine was simple.. check the neg battery cable. I had to take it off clean the terminal and reconnected it. it seems that is wasn't making enough contact. Don't just see if its tight...mine was but there was corrosion, dirt, whatever between the wire and the post.
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Old 12-02-2008, 09:19 PM   #6
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Well, I got home from work and threw the charger on the battery to eliminate that possibility. After charging, still nothing. I then became a contorsionist and fiddled with the clutch switch...and it started. So, since the switch is the culprit and unpredictable, I went ahead and by-passed it by clipping the wires on the pigtail and installing a butt connector between the two wires. I was lucky the switch gave up in front of the house instead of on top the the mountain coyote hunting next week. I really appreciate all of the help you guys gave me to help me get this thing running again! Thanks again.

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Old 12-02-2008, 09:25 PM   #7
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just remember now that the jeep will start without you pressing the clutch just like a auto tranny. Don't let anybody drive it with it like that or do and get a nice insurance check!
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From memory all you had to do was pull a fuse to disable the clutch press...

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Old 12-03-2008, 01:41 PM   #9
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I usually jump it with a paperclip to test then if it's bad replace the switch. It's only a few bucks and the kids wont accidently start it in gear and hit something/somebody.
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Old 12-03-2008, 01:58 PM   #10
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just remember now that the jeep will start without you pressing the clutch just like a auto tranny. Don't let anybody drive it with it like that or do and get a nice insurance check!
Clutch interlock switches are something that is a recent thing forced on us by the lawyers. Society made it 100+ years without them until the lawyers got involved. Maybe next manufacturers will be told by the lawyers to include soft rubber on the business end of our hammers so we don't smash our fingers with them.
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Clutch interlock switches are something that is a recent thing forced on us by the lawyers. Society made it 100+ years without them until the lawyers got involved.
well the main problem why lawyers get involved is because of many whiners.. sort of like the mcdonalds coffee lady or the freaks that have such big problems with louder pipes on a motorcycle. Some people whine so others can suffer. Thats freedom for ya.
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Old 12-03-2008, 04:21 PM   #12
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i use my starter to creep the jeep forward or backward in the garage or on the trailer when i dont want to climb in .
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Old 12-03-2008, 11:17 PM   #13
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Clutch interlock switches are something that is a recent thing forced on us by the lawyers. Society made it 100+ years without them until the lawyers got involved. Maybe next manufacturers will be told by the lawyers to include soft rubber on the business end of our hammers so we don't smash our fingers with them.
Your exactly right Jerry! Big Brother assumes we're a bunch of dumb ass's that don't realize that if we crank a motor that is not disconnected from the drivetrain....it WILL MOVE! I'm assuming that back when my '48 Willys was built, the Government had a little more faith in the users of manual transmissons.
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i use my starter to creep the jeep forward or backward in the garage or on the trailer when i dont want to climb in .
how do you do that without starting the jeep?

I click my key, the jeep goes right away.

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