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Old 02-19-2014, 10:06 PM
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Starting problem...sometimes!

This is a head scratcher..... 2005 LJ w/auto trans. Recently it has failed to crank, but just once or twice... Today, went out and checked it this morning ...all was well. Later on in the day, went to use it and nothing. Battery is ok, all the dash systems, lights etc ok.. It just refused to crank over... I checked connections and all seemed ok. I jumped across the solenoid connections and the starter engaged and cranked well.
So this led me to the conclusion that the starter and solenoid are ok.
A few hours later, on a whim I tried starting it and it started and runs fine....
I'm at a loss of what to do next, other than replacing ignition switch, stater relay.... I can't fix it if it ain't broke and I can't depend on it as a daily driver til the problems solved...

Any help, greatly appreciated...

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Old 02-19-2014, 10:14 PM   #2
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Fuel injectors are good? With good fuel pressure? Just a thing I was told to check when had same issue.

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Old 02-20-2014, 06:23 AM   #3
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start by pulling your battery cables and clean the terminals as well as the battery post to the point of bright shiny metal. Take a look at the cables as well to make sure there is no corrosion inside the insulation.

I wouldn't concern myself with injectors or fuel pressure as your problem pertains to it not cranking. Cranking and failing to start is something different and could be a possibility of one of those options.

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Old 02-23-2014, 05:27 PM
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Thanks for the input....I gave up after checking all I could. Taking ( towing ) it tomorrow to the local repair shop....
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