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Old 06-13-2013, 10:19 AM   #1
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More starting Gremlins!

I have a 2000 TJ and I have had a few electrical problems in my day but nothing like this. I am a mechanic so I do know how to go thru and diagnose stuff. But I have never ran into a problem like this and was wondering if anyone had ever experienced this.
Ocassionally and I mean every once in awhile I will go to start my TJ and when I turn the key to accessory I have power, once I go to start it I lose everything until I pull the key out and try again. Now sometimes it will start on the second try but sometimes it more that that.
I have checked my battery posts and battery itself and the are both good. The starter also has good connection. I am leaning towards the ignition switch itself. Any ideas or similar issues?

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Old 06-18-2013, 12:54 PM   #2
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Do the needles on your gauge cluster twitch and move when this happens?

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Old 09-03-2013, 11:26 PM   #3
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I heard from a locksmith that the tumblers could be worn out in the ignition causing a bad connection when you go to start the Jeep. I don't know how true it is, but it might be worth a look.

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Old 09-10-2013, 09:01 PM   #4
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It's probably the actuator rod in the ignition. Pull the ignition switch and check it out
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