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Old 08-08-2012, 07:44 PM   #1
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On my 2000 TJ when the engine has been running for a log period and when you turn it off it will not start. It sounds like a clicking noise and that's about it, when the engine cools down it usually will start back up, except for today. I replace the battery and checked all the wiring connections, still the same problem. If anyone has had an experience like this please let me know. Thanks

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Old 08-08-2012, 08:10 PM   #2
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Is it the starter solenoid that is clicking when it won't start?

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Is it the starter solenoid that is clicking when it won't start?
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:19 PM   #4
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The starter solenoid clicks when it either can't get enough voltage/power/amperes from the battery, or the starter motor and its integrated starter solenoid itself is bad.

The first cause is usually fixed with a new battery. Since you have a new battery, verify both battery connections are clean (!) and TIGHT. They may look fine but if you haven't wire brushed the inside of the battery connections to assure it has a good solid electrical connection to that new battery, that could be your cause.

If the connections are ok and TIGHT, then it's like just a bad starter motor. If I needed a new starter motor, I'd go right to the dealer as the OE starter motor is about the best quality there is. The cheapy "lifetime warranty" starter motors sold by the chain stores like Autozone come in dead-last on the list of reliable high-quality starter motors.
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Thanks, I will get a starter from the local jeep dealer. Is it hard to install ?
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