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Jman062006 09-09-2009 04:31 PM

Starter not engaging
 
Has anyone had a problem with their starter not engaging? It has done it to me twice now. Had it towed to the stealership ship and it would start every time. (Manual transmission)

DeanLinAZ 09-09-2009 05:42 PM

All I know for sure is that you have to have the clutch pedal pressed in past a certain point for the starter to kick in. Sometimes it seems pretty far on my 2007 Sahara six-speed.

Good luck.

DeanLinAZ

Jman062006 09-09-2009 05:57 PM

no its not that i checked it with my multimeter and its getting 12.6v to the solinoid and it just clicks.

thaduke2003 09-10-2009 08:21 AM

Hmm- if it's still under warranty, I'd drop it off and raise hell, especially since it's been documented- definitely get it fixed before winter! Mark W.

Big Vic 02-15-2014 05:59 PM

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Just towed mine to a shop for the same problem. Turn the key and nothing.

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Could be the starter, again or something else like ignition or the neutral sensor or............ Who knows. I will update you when I find out on Monday.

igivup 02-16-2014 08:20 AM

Battery Battery Battery!!!
Just a wild ass guess though.

Paul04tj 02-16-2014 08:33 AM

Battery can show a full charge, but not have the Amps for turn the starter.

Load test the battery.

Big Vic 02-16-2014 10:30 AM

Well you could be right I didn't check the battery however it is only 14 months old and I have the optima yellow top installed. I climbed under the jeep to check my suspect starter before the tow truck picked it up. I checked the solenoid by crossing the contacts with a screwdriver and I can hear the starter spin but I can't hear it kicking out to contact the flywheel. The starter is only a couple months old and is a replacement for the starter that went bad a little over a year ago. My mistake was buying a starter from AutoZone. I swear to NEVER do that again. Their stuff is junk. So could be starter again, or there could be a problem causing the starters not to last, or one of the others i mentioned in my first post.

Paul04tj 02-16-2014 05:18 PM

Tap the starter with a hammer. Gently, but firmly.
Sticky bendix won't push the gear out.

Big Vic 02-16-2014 05:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Paul04tj (Post 8317233)
Tap the starter with a hammer. Gently, but firmly.
Sticky bendix won't push the gear out.

Yup tried that also. But didn't work this time. I was to frustrated to keep fooling with it again so I just called a tow and dropped it at a friend's shop close by. I should know by Monday what the culprit is.

Tflenniken 02-16-2014 06:00 PM

Something I've found to be very common is a bushing in the shifter cable wears out. When this begins to happen the Jeep will not fully go back into Park 100%. It's not going to engage to start when it believes it is still in gear. $5 bushing but you have to buy the entire cable with it.

Big Vic 02-16-2014 06:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Tflenniken (Post 8318569)
Something I've found to be very common is a bushing in the shifter cable wears out. When this begins to happen the Jeep will not fully go back into Park 100%. It's not going to engage to start when it believes it is still in gear. $5 bushing but you have to buy the entire cable with it.

Is this common on the JK? First I've heard of this problem.

Big Vic 02-16-2014 06:11 PM

Oh and welcome to the forum.

Tflenniken 02-16-2014 06:37 PM

Happened on an 08 of mine and 09 of a neighbor. The guy who repaired mine is who told me how often he has seen it and wished he could just get the bushing part of the cable assembly.

Big Vic 02-16-2014 07:04 PM

Thanks for the heads up, I will let the repair shop know about this as a possible problem.

Tflenniken 02-17-2014 07:42 AM

I was making the assumption you have the auto shift in the floor with OD. One way or another they'll find the issue, good luck.

ET550 02-17-2014 08:00 PM

I had same issue with a 2007 JKU Sahara. When it wouldn't start I would shift the transmission from Park to Neutral and then back to Park and it would start right up.

2013 Moab 02-17-2014 08:44 PM

Nevermind, this is an old thread.


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