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Cabsjeep 06-28-2013 04:05 PM

YJ quit
 
Friend of mine called with a problem. He cranked his jeep and went about 50 yards and it quit. Gauges and radio work but said it won't even "click" when you turn the key over. Stater was replaced not long ago. If he taps on the starter the solenoid will try to "click". What could be wrong? Is the starter in a bind?

Fabrokoner 06-28-2013 04:10 PM

If it just clicks and doesn't turn over I'd say a dead battery. Possibly caused by a bad alternator?

You can have enough juice for the accessories to work but not spin the starter.

Cabsjeep 06-28-2013 04:23 PM

What I thought also. Said he tried to boost it off and the solenoid still wouldn't click. I just talked to him and he did say starter made a noise when he cranked it and top bolt to starter is gone.

Redrider94 06-28-2013 05:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Cabsjeep (Post 3909076)
What I thought also. Said he tried to boost it off and the solenoid still wouldn't click. I just talked to him and he did say starter made a noise when he cranked it and top bolt to starter is gone.

Put the top bolt back in and I'll bet it starts right up. Bad ground or in a bind from bolt missing.

Cabsjeep 07-01-2013 05:58 PM

One more thing. I'm trying to help him long distance. If that starter is in a bind or whatever it could kill that engine couldn't it?


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