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Old 07-10-2012, 10:28 PM   #1
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Dead TJ..Intermitent Ignition Problem?

About 3 months ago, my 2000 TJ died one day at the gas station. It just would not turn over. As I had a Wal_Fart battery in it, I just pulled the battery and replaced it for free and low and behold, it cranked right up. OK, problem fixed.....until about 2 months later when the same thing happened. This time I decided it must be a balky starter (the original 130K mile starter) which I replaced and the problem went away. Well, until a few weeks later when it did it again....this time I replaced the ignition relay for $12 but it still wouldn't start. (The key turns, the dash lights up and gauges come to life, and the starter solenoid clicks hard....but the starter will not run). Four days later, on a whim I put the key in it and it cranked right up like nothing had ever happened. Now it has done it yet again, so it's sitting idle until I can figure out what the heck is going on.

Any ideas? I am not a mechanic, but I have done most of the work on the old (2000) Jeep to include waterpump, starter, shocks, plugs, etc... but I would like some ideas to pass along to my mechanic brother before he starts putting a wrench to the thing. It's a 4.0 w/ auto if that matters.

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Old 07-11-2012, 10:11 AM   #2
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Bump, for all of you TJ Gear Heads

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Old 07-11-2012, 02:07 PM   #3
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Crankshaft position sensor? I was having the same issues w/ mine and that fixed it (after I put in a new starter of course).
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