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04-30-2013 09:42 PM
kshaws21 Cool. We have a local shop that will totally rebuild your starter for $35 if you carry it in $50 if they have to take it off. With rates like that, no need to ever buy a new one.
04-30-2013 05:42 PM
thgr8alex Got it fixed and its back on the road! It was the starter and now i know the trick! Thanks for all the help and the less than 5 min replies while im stranded in parking lot. Love this forum
04-30-2013 05:16 PM
workshop4ever You're better to get a new one anyway. The tapping trick is great...but it's only a band-aid. It might work for years, it might only work once....not worth the risk. Glad you got it all figured out. Out of 3 starters i've had fail in various cars, they've all started with the hammer trick :o) I even did it in the jeep with a d-ring, lacking a hammer available. Now you know the trick for next time...
04-30-2013 03:53 PM
thgr8alex Well the tow truck was basically a friend and didnt charge. I didnt know the tapping trick until now but i drive a lot by myself so if it happened while i was out alone then i may be in trouble lol so i find its better just to get a new one
04-30-2013 03:31 PM
kshaws21
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Originally Posted by thgr8alex View Post
Was there any preventative thing i could have done so i didnt just go dead in a parking lot? Or is that just how you figure it out? When it quits working.. haha
If it is the starter there's nothing you could do to prevent it, that's not "going dead". And if it was the starter you should always try tapping it with a wrench or something while someone turns the switch before you ever call a tow truck, wow. If it just started doing that you could have driven like that for months before the starter really needed rebuilt. I use to have to do the starter tap on mine , got away away with it for six months before it finally had to be rebuilt.
04-30-2013 02:57 PM
DarrenT
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Originally Posted by thgr8alex View Post
Was there any preventative thing i could have done so i didnt just go dead in a parking lot? Or is that just how you figure it out? When it quits working.. haha
So far that's been my starting point for any faults
04-30-2013 02:51 PM
thgr8alex Was there any preventative thing i could have done so i didnt just go dead in a parking lot? Or is that just how you figure it out? When it quits working.. haha
04-30-2013 02:50 PM
PiePuncher It's more than likely the relay or starter. My bet is the relay. I have replaced two of them over the past ten years
04-30-2013 02:32 PM
thgr8alex Well find out soon!
04-30-2013 02:31 PM
Timberline May be just a bad solenoid on the starter, which would be nice.
04-30-2013 02:30 PM
thgr8alex Thanks for the quick responses though!
04-30-2013 02:28 PM
thgr8alex Didnt do a thing, figured it was starter and a tow truck came and tapped the starter with a crow bar so i drove it to an autoshop for a new starter
04-30-2013 02:24 PM
Timberline Any clicking at all when you turn the key to try and start the engine, or nothing??
04-30-2013 02:05 PM
thgr8alex I did. Battery is connected. And like i said the radio and all come on when i try to start
04-30-2013 02:03 PM
Curro start with checking your battery connections..
04-30-2013 02:01 PM
thgr8alex
Jeep wont start in parking lot..

Sitting in a parking lot after running an errand, the jeep wont make one engine noise. The radio and all dash lights come on but car wont start. Whats the problem?

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