I have a 2000 jeep wrangler, 4.0 w/ automatic trans. I haven't had any issues previously until now. I tried to start my jeep and it began to turn over. I released the key and it didnt start. When I tried again my starter clicked and then nothing! I had someone turn the key for me and I can hear the fuse clicks to engage the starter. So next I moved to the starter, I jumped the starter and it engaged but motor didn't turn. Now it's dark outside and that's where I stopped at! I plan on replacing the starter in the morning just to start off. Figured I would get other suggestions! Thanks as always guys!
08-03-2013 08:23 PM
you didn'tmention if your battery was good.if not i would start their i have a jeep xj and it had a weak battery it would crank fine once but if I released the key to soon and tried to start again it wouldn't start.hope this helps
08-03-2013 08:24 PM
Weak battery or bad battery connections should be the first thing to check if it clicks.
08-03-2013 08:31 PM
Sorry did check! Battery is nearly brand new. Tested it and putting just what it should. Cleaned terminals and all.
08-03-2013 08:43 PM
I had a friend that a bought a brand new battery and it went bad in the first three months. It even tested good the first time he started having problems. Sometimes you just get a dud. Just in case you haven't tested it and are going off the fact that it is new!
08-03-2013 08:44 PM
My bad just saw your post
08-03-2013 08:56 PM
No problem, any suggestions are welcome! I did test it though.
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08-03-2013 10:42 PM
Turn on you head lights and try starting it when they are on. If they dim just a little probibly somthing with the starter. If they go out or get very dim then its battery related.