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Old 02-27-2010, 06:25 PM   #1
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Question Starter Problem

I changed the starter on a 1988 jeep wrangler 2.5 and it won't turn the engine now, This makes 2 starters and they both kick in but wont turn the engine and I bought a brand new battery still have the same problem, I can turn the motor by hand .

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Old 02-27-2010, 06:30 PM   #2
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It's the right starter.
Followed the red cable to the battery.
Black cable grounded securely.

I think its electrical.
Worst case scenario is chipped flywheel teeth. So worn it can't turn. But you would hear that.
That's all I got.

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What is happening when you turn the key? Details. Any codes?
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I can hear the starter kicking in but the engine won't turn, I have even tried pushing it off to start it but still won't, it is a standard shift.
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I firmly believe in trying the cheapest solution first. So here goes. You have stated that you replaced the battery. Did you make sure that the connection was really good and tight. You should not be able to twist of swivel the connector at all. Did you thoroughly inspect for corrosion? Any corrosion at all can stop your battery from sending power to the starter. Have you tried running power directly to the starter? Give these suggestions a try. I was out in my Jeep one day drove about 30 miles, parked for 10 minutes and when I tried to start it back up, nothing. Just a click and the instruments going crazy. Turns out that a tiny amount of corrosion on the cable connector has caused the battery to drain completely in that 10 minute time frame. So start there and rule that out before burying a ton of money into what it might or might not be.
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Old 02-27-2010, 07:10 PM   #6
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I had the same problem,the battery cale looked good but grd cable was crooted and it didnt even look like it.make sure the cables are tight at starter and that little connecter at the starter were it connectens in are makeing connecten.I have seen this before,
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mine just started this after going through some mud (of course, everyone else was afraid, but guess what, I MADE IT!)

But, now my jeep (with mud all over it, even the hood) won't start. Just a click yesterday over and over. I went out and hit the starter with a rubber hammer a couple times and whalla, it fired right up. Then, this morning, a click is all I get.

I can tell the selenoid is getting power and clicking, so it is a high possability that the thicker cable to power is bad? I will clean it up and take a look within a couple days, for now Im driving the gas guzzler (chevy van)...

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I bet you have a disturbed ground. The mud has dried and caused one of your connections to fail. I would clean off all the points of contact between your starter and battery. Also the battery connectors and grounds. Pretty common issue after serious mudding.
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Does the starter engage with the flywheel or just spin? Have you tried to jump it at the starter to see if it works? Sounds like a wiring problem to me from what you write.
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mine just started this after going through some mud (of course, everyone else was afraid, but guess what, I MADE IT!)

But, now my jeep (with mud all over it, even the hood) won't start. Just a click yesterday over and over. I went out and hit the starter with a rubber hammer a couple times and whalla, it fired right up. Then, this morning, a click is all I get.

I can tell the selenoid is getting power and clicking, so it is a high possability that the thicker cable to power is bad? I will clean it up and take a look within a couple days, for now Im driving the gas guzzler (chevy van)...

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Looking through old threads, found this. I actually fixed this problem by following my positive battery cable back to the starter. At the starter, it was loose. Just finger tight on the nut... I cleaned it up good and tightened the cable back onto the starter and whalla! All is well for a few years now! Its important to remember when checking cable connections to not only check the terminal ends but also the opposing ends.

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