Originally Posted by baal18769
Jeep won't start...drove and started up fine all day then sat for an hour and won't start...truck gets electric so not the obvious dead bat but starter is not making a single sound. Ideas?
FWIW earlier this year, I had the same symptoms that you described. It turns out that my ignition actuator was broken. The actuator is a linkage between the ignition (key) cylinder and the starter switch, and it is located in your steering column.
If you've run down the grounds and ruled out a bad ground, before you go throwing parts at your heep open your steering column and check the end of the actuator where it fits into the starter switch. You may find that a tiny piece broke off the end of your actuator.
BTW, if that is the problem and Chrysler knows this is a common issue, they do not actually stock the replacement part. Chrysler will however, sell you an entire steering column
which is back ordered overseas until H*LL freezes over or the Second Coming (which ever comes first) from their Korean supplier...
Actuator, $86.50: HSG04s Ignition Switch Inner Shaft | Steering Column Services
I'll bet you can get it for less if you shop around. Had I known where to look, I could have probably gotten the parts from a local pick-n-pull for a lot less than the $250 I got charged at a shop for a used steering column (not including labor) before I knew better.
YMMV, and invariably will.