So first off, I'm a newb here and to the jeep world! Just got a steal on an 06 rubicon.
I've had the Jeep for almost a month now. It's in great condition other than some road paint, a little dent, a little crack in the windshield and a dirty interior. It's a 6 speed 4.0.
A few weeks ago I had an issue with the Jeep starting. I had to jump it to get it going. I cleaned up the posts a little on the battery and everything was fine. Just a few days ago I was out with some friends, and when I got back to my car to leave, it wouldn't start. Tried jumping it twice, didn't work. I had power in the vehicle, it just wouldn't start.
So we decided to push start it, and that worked. I figured it might be the starter. So I purchased a starter and put that on. Car still does not turn over. It will only get going if we push start it. Next, I figured it could possibly be my leads on the battery, they looked old and corroded so I replaced both of them. Still nothing.
There is enough power going down to the starter, the alternator tested fine and so did the battery. The fuses are fine too. I have absolutely no idea what it could be.
I figured if we could push start it, then it has to be a simple fix. I'm a broke college student, so I'm hoping it is!