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Old 11-30-2012, 06:53 PM   #1
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starter hanging up

Does anyone have a problem with the starter hanging up whenever you crank like your motor? If I go a day or 2 without starting my Jeep it will hang up and keep starting even after the motor is running.

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Old 11-30-2012, 06:57 PM   #2
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ive had that acouple of times and thought nothing of it.

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You need to fix your starter. The 'hanging up' is causing the starter pinon to eat your drive ring on your flywheel. It is much easier (and cheaper) to fix a starter problem than replace the flywheel.
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You need to fix your starter. The 'hanging up' is causing the starter pinon to eat your drive ring on your flywheel. It is much easier (and cheaper) to fix a starter problem than replace the flywheel.
I just went through this. First I had to wait a week for them to get the flywheel, then they dropped the tranny, replaced the flywheel but didn't bother trying to figure out the root cause. Goddamned idiots. Had to wait another 3 days for a new starter. I was without my 2012 JKU for 13 days. Sucked ass. Get that shit fixed ASAP.
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You'd be surprised what damage a weak battery/bad connections can do. If the voltage drops, the amperage draw increases to compensate. This increased amperage causes arcing, which makes the contacts on relays and solenoids stick. Modern day alternators are good battery maintainers, but not good battery chargers. If your battery has been run down recently, put a charger on it to bring it around, not just boost and drive.
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You'd be surprised what damage a weak battery/bad connections can do. If the voltage drops, the amperage draw increases to compensate. This increased amperage causes arcing, which makes the contacts on relays and solenoids stick. Modern day alternators are good battery maintainers, but not good battery chargers. If your battery has been run down recently, put a charger on it to bring it around, not just boost and drive.
Certainly not the case with mine unfortunately, but good to know. I had a new Interstate battery installed 3 months prior to this issue.
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Chrysler/Jeep lack of quality strikes again.
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Three possible problems. 1) Starter relay (about $35.00). 2) Starter solenoid (about $30.00 and the most likely cause). 3) The starter itself. Prices vary. I would replace the solenoid first, but like jmb said - FIX IT! It will ruin your flywheel.

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