Jeep Wrangler Forum - Reply to Topic
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Tech Forum > Tj starting issues

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread: Tj starting issues Reply to Thread
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
05-01-2013 06:36 PM
Plowboy1970 Thanks for the update. There are allot of starting problems with these Jeeps. And for later problems it is nice to know what really fixed it. Hope all your problems are solved.
05-01-2013 05:57 PM
Storm117 Tracked it down to the steering column. Apparently it was the module that the ignition and ignition module plug into on the far left. I think it was not getting a proper connection because fiddled with it and got the jeep going. No issues so far, been driving it since last Sunday, now Wednesday. Keep an eye on it. Thanks for the help guys.
04-20-2013 05:31 PM
carlosfangdango Sound like something is draining the battery as a new one was good and you get a morning start but not an afternoon. Take the battery out and charge it up overnight. When you put it back in if you get the battery terminal to arc you have a current draw. Find all the always hot fuses and pull the first one, now try connecting the battery again. If there is no arc that's the circuit with your problem. Keep going until you have found them all. If could be something simple like the interior lights always on or a collapsed relay. If you find the circuit with the issue we should have only a doz of items to check
04-20-2013 05:21 PM
jkp Assuming no broken, corroded wires:

Try starting it in N instead of P to check the neutral safety switch.

Also, check ignition switch actuator pin.
04-20-2013 04:01 PM
Storm117 Hey guys, update. Replaced the battery and alternator this morning and it started right up. Went out a few hours later, 3pm amps were good, went to start and the starter didn't even click. Eliminated two of the possible problems, couple hundred later.
04-12-2013 08:55 PM
DocterWrangler Spray the exposed portion of the wire with liquid electrical tape. Thats the best and cheapest place to start. If its not properly grounding that would explain it
04-12-2013 08:42 PM
Storm117 Not at all. Good and tight, no buildup on the battery. Replaced alternators and batteries in the past but never experienced this. The only issue I can think of is combined problems. Multiple issues leading to this. And the only wire it could be would be the smaller black one that clips onto the starter, the ground?
04-12-2013 08:33 PM
Originally Posted by Storm117 View Post
Yeah, took it to my local AutoZone. Not my fav place, he did the check and said everything was fine. Explained the issue to him and he suggested a wiring problem. But I could only find that one wear.
Battery AND alternator were fine?

Any loose connections at the battery and starter?
04-12-2013 08:17 PM
Storm117 Yeah, took it to my local AutoZone. Not my fav place, he did the check and said everything was fine. Explained the issue to him and he suggested a wiring problem. But I could only find that one wear.
04-12-2013 08:08 PM
larjeep If u need to jump it over n over then your alternator is not working. U can go to any local parts stroe and have them test the charging system takes 1 min to do. Then u will know for sure and then replace what's needed only.
04-12-2013 07:59 PM
Tj starting issues

Hey guys. Had my 06 Tj sport 4.0, auto tranny, 86 k . No problems until this. No electrical upgrades unless you count removing the stock spare retainer. Before, it was just the battery, I'd jump it and it'd run fine. I could leave it for 20 or so and come back and it'd start, no problem. Longer than 40 mins and usually it needed the jump. Then, a recent development. In the morning, I can usually get the starter to click. In the afternoons, or after its been running for abit, the starter won't engage at all. Tried jumping it, still nothing. Also tried the solenoid trick on the starter, still nothing. Replaced my 40 amp fuse and that wasn't it. Can't tell if I need to replace the starter and battery, alternator, or maybe wiring. I've chased down most wires and the only damage I see is a little wear with wire exposed on a small black wire that clips into the starter. Wouldn't trouble ya'll with this but I'm on a pretty tight budget and wouldn't want to spend money on something that doesn't need replacing just yet. Also, auto electric isn't my strongest suit, so I apologize for any vagueness. Thanks for any good ideas or help.

Red Dirt Wrangler
-Norman, OK

Attachment 235334

Attachment 235334

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:53 AM.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC. is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC