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Old 08-25-2012, 12:35 PM   #1
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Jeep odd starting problem

My 05 wrangler unlimited is having starting problems. Its a stick shift. I put clutch in.and turn key it may attempt to crank for half second. But if i move cluch in.and out and jingle the key i will crank and sometimes starts. It just started doing this an hour ago with no warning and i have no idea what it is. The clutch is not fully depressed to.start it.

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Old 08-25-2012, 12:54 PM   #2
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Does it sound like it's getting gas? (turning over just not firing up?) I've had problems with my fuel injectors and running premium 93 octane with some seafoam or Lucas fuel injector cleaner worked just fine. Did it for 2 full tanks slut this summer and haven't had trouble since.

Also, I drive an auto and that may not be your problem at all.. haha good luck!

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Old 08-25-2012, 01:07 PM   #3
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Copied from a post by 50johnbob:

FWIW, under the dash, on the rod that goes into the clutch master cylinder is the clutch safety switch. If it's not working properly, that could explain the problem you're describing. But you should be able to bypass it by adding a 20 amp fuse to the #20 slot in the fusebox that's behind the glovebox.
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Old 08-25-2012, 02:20 PM   #4
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The fuse for 20 is spare but is this it? It looks lil bad but starts up right away.
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Old 08-26-2012, 12:13 PM   #5
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Old 08-26-2012, 08:29 PM   #6
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The fuse for 20 is spare but is this it? It looks lil bad but starts up right away.
I'm a little confused about what your are asking. Did you put the 20 amp fuse in the Number 20 slot in the fuse box? Did that fix your starting problem?
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Old 08-26-2012, 08:42 PM   #7
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The 20 slot says spare i did that. Nothing. It wont stsrt with clutch all in.but if i release it an inch or two she will.start up.
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Do the wires and connector on your safety switch appear to be OK?
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Old 08-27-2012, 12:31 PM   #9
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Yea it seems like they are. Was the pics of safety switch? Its slides up and down the rod like crazy i.just not sure if can by pass it or fix it. Id rather not go to stealership.
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:29 PM   #10
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You could try the following:

1. Locate the Power Distribution Center (PDC) in the
engine compartment. Refer to “Fuse Panel” in Section 7
of this manual.
2. Put a 10 Amp fuse in the PDC cavity (#28) marked as
Clutch Override.

This is what one looks like:Google Image Result for http://images.wrenchead.com/smartpages/partinfo_resize/DUS/C2244.jpg
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:33 PM   #11
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Your picture looks like the image in the link above.
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:34 PM   #12
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They are selling for about $50. on ebay.
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:11 PM   #13
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Could i just disconnect it make a jumper on the pigtail? I know the dangers of usimg that but i always push clutch down all way to do it cuz of habit.
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I read somewhere that if you unplug the clutch switch there is a vacant plugin somewhere close that it will reach and that will bypass the switch or you can do the fuse thing in the clutch bypass in the main fusebox.
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:25 PM   #15
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Ok thanks ill look at it next few days let you know
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Old 09-01-2012, 10:14 AM   #16
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I just put the fuse in the bypass. Man they make it easy to fix them.

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