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Old 03-04-2011, 12:42 PM
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Electrical issues

Hello, new to the forum but I am having electrical issues with my 2001 wrangler.
Will not start: Battery good, altenator good we thought it was the starter, put on a new one and it still won't start.
I can jump it off and it is fine until I go to start it again, any suggestions.Not sure where else to check.

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So it turns over but doesn't start?

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BTW welcome to the forum. Also you might want to post your question in the proper section of the forum, you'll get more answers that way.
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Still new, where should I post, and itjust clicks, wondering if it could be the ignition switch
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If it were me would still suspect battery-maybe switch with one you know is good for a couple days. If the problem doesn't go away-you know it something else-starter replaced so not that-my next guess or replacement would be battery cables/starter wiring.

Just guessing though. If ignition switch wouldn't expect it to "click".
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Thanks, I did try a different battery, still won't turn over. I can roll it to start and it runs fine. Thinking its something electrical, guess I just have to track in down. Bought a Haynes Manual and just gonna start goin through it, see if anything jumps out.
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Push the shifter forward, hold it there and try to start it, or put it in neutral and give it a try. This is a common problem with the 08 and the above works for it.
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Is there a fuse link between ignition and starter? Had a GM that acted like this. If you can jump the terminals on the solenoid and it turns then it isn't the starter or battery. Make sure you are in neutral.
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Thanks for keeping us updated.--Reread original post, and the full thread-see you tried changing the battery with same results. There was a thread on here in the last week or so similar issue-think OP was gardenkeeper-retired people from what I gathered. Anyway maybe able to search for the post under their name.

I bring it up as I think the general opinion was that they had a bad cable-or parasitic drain. Sometimes the "weak" cable doesn't show up until it is replaced. I mean you are not sure which cable replaced/ fixed it, but doesn't really matter-jeep runs and starts again.

To "check" for a parasitic drain ---I would go ahead and replace cables. I would also install a quick disconnect on the negative side and that would ensure that you could keep the drain from happening-disconnect the battery when you park it and when you have time-leave the battery hooked up and use an ohm meter to trace/look for the drain-very time consuming though. Maybe someone else will have another idea to find the drain or issue. But from my understanding-the Jeep starts after you move /mess around with the battery cables and the battery/ starter are good.

If you are absolutely sure that the cables are good I have no real help for you-as it would seem to be the drain from something else-never had much like finding those.

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