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  1. Quick cranking on start after sitting overnight

    JK Tech Forum
    Two weeks ago the car sat for about 3 days and wouldn't turn over, but did after two or 3 tries. Has started okay since, with the exception of this (video link below). Only happens on the first start of the day, all others are normal. This morning started with quick cranks then I let the car sit...
  2. New Starter Query!

    JK Tech Forum
    I have to replace the starter on my 2013 JK Rubicon Unlimited 3.6 Auto. The planetary gear inside the starter has disintegrated! Are there any variations in starter design that I should be aware of, or can I buy an aftermarket unit*listed for 'Jeep Wrangler 3.6L 2012-2016'?
  3. Ignition Switch Not Getting Power

    JK Tech Forum
    Hey Jeep owners, so I’m completely stumped! Literally one day out of the clear blue sky, my Jeep stopped starting. Nothing outta the ordinary happened, just one morning it wouldn’t start. The ignition switch is not getting any power. I checked everything possible, even replaced some fuses just...
  4. Starting Problems

    TJ Tech Forum
    Hello all. I am currently having problems with getting my Jeep to start. I have talked to about six different people and four of them used to be professional mechanics. Unfortunately, this one seems to have them all miffed. The problem. My starter decided to go out on me. No big deal it was a...
  5. Faulty Ignition Switch?

    JK Tech Forum
    Hi all, I am having troubles with starting my JK. I went to start it yesterday and it started but seemed like it killed itself right away, it did this 3 times in a row then won't even try to turn over when I turn the key. After checking fuses and relays I decided to try and see if my remote...
  6. Aftermarket Remote Start

    JK Tech Forum
    Hello All, My 2011 Wrangler Unlimited just crested the 100k mile mark. As it gets older I want to make sure it gets ample time to warm up before the short drives I have to make in the winter. I am looking to install an aftermarket remote start (preferably on my own - I have some experience...
  7. 2012 Sahara Wrangler Unlimited not starting after quick stops

    JK Tech Forum
    About 3 weeks ago, my nephew was playing in my Jeep (he's obsessed with it) It was parked in the driveway after we drove home for about 10 minutes. Went to start it up to head home and it did not start. All dash lights came on and nothing. Turned key back to off position, tried to start again...
  8. Wont start, battery, radio, sub, PA and other turns on

    YJ Tech Forum
    when I turn the key in the Ignition of my ‘94 YJ It doesnt crank, but everything else can turn on. you can hear a faint humming noise when trying to start the car. Just sent it to the mechanic to replace the starter and drove home just fine but now it wont start. The battery has a little...
  9. Starter issue. Repetitive clicking.

    JK Tech Forum
    Hey guys Question regarding my 15 jk Willys. Have had a hesitant crank for about 6 months now. Vehicle will randomly die on me also. Sometimes I'll get in the vehicle, key in, lights turn on, go to crank and just get a repetitive click. It will sit for a few hours then it will start up just...
  10. '87 YJ solenoid and 1989 starter after AX15 swap

    YJ Tech Forum
    I have a 1987 YJ that I just recently performed a transmission swap on. BA10 to AX15. This required a new flywheel and hence a new starter to accommodate the new trans. Problem is that the 1987 YJ has an old style, 4 post solenoid mounted to the firewall and a no-solenoid (1 wire) starter...
  11. Lost all power when starting

    TJ Tech Forum
    I have a 97 4L TJ. I have been having an issue for a few days where the 1st time I crank the starter it makes a grinding noise, but the second time it starts right up. Yesterday, I drove to work, shut it off and then immediately tried to start it again. As soon as I cranked it, it lost all...
  12. 2010 Wrangler Starter Replace Question

    JK Tech Forum
    I know this should be an easy job but does anyone know the trick to breaking the top bolt loose? I have the stubby ratchet but there is so little room I can't get enough grip/leverage to loosen the bolt.
  13. Jeep will start with a jump but dies as soon as my foot comes off the gas

    TJ Tech Forum
    I bought my 2000 Sahara about a month ago and have loved every minute since. This last weekend I mounted a winch and must have killed my battery testing it. When I went to start her (my jeep) up, I couldn't even get her to try and turn over. Even with jumper cables I could only get a start with...
  14. Starter drain tube necessary?

    YJ Tech Forum
    Hey gang, I was wiping my starter off after some work and the black tube (vent/drain?) broke off. The tube on lower left side of the unit on the left in the pic below. Is this piece necessary?
  15. Starter Motor Brand Suggestions??

    TJ Tech Forum
    My starter decided to go out today, so I have been trying to find something to replace it. The problem I have ran into is every store near me which includes NAPA, O'reillys, Autozone, and Advanced Autoparts, only sell remanufactured. I would prefer to buy new but the only new starters I have...
  16. Engine Makes A Noise and Shuts Off

    TJ Tech Forum
    Hi all, I am back again with more Jeep trouble. To set the stage up, I've been having issues for the past several weeks with my Jeep. I've had a fairly high-pitched squealing coming from somewhere around my serpentine belt, my dad thinking that it was the tensioner. It increased in volume as my...
  17. 87-YJ starter will not disengage

    YJ Tech Forum
    When I went to start my jeep, all I got was clicks, battery was fine, so new solenoid, right? I replaced it, I took a picture before I started (always a good practice ;)) so I would be sure to get the wires right. Then when I went to start it, the starter would not disengage. Jeep running...
  18. Starter Issue **HELP**

    TJ General Discussion Forum
    Ok so I have 2003 Jeep wrangler rubicon and have replaced the starter 3 times. When I take the starter back the cycloid is testing as bad. Here is a list of the things I've replaced in a failed attempt to fix this issue. 3 starters, starter relay and the ignition switch. I am baffled and...
  19. Bolt Size to tap into Bell Housing for Starter 88 YJ 4.2

    YJ Tech Forum
    The the threads in the bell housing holding the bottom starter bolt stripped out. Can anyone tell me the what size bolt/threads I should tap for the new bolt? Also, can you simply drill the bell housing all the way through and install a new bolt and nut instead of tapping in new threads?
  20. Starter wire removal???

    TJ Tech Forum
    My 2005 TJ. Was running fine and randomly now won't turnover. I tried the screwdriver bypass trick and it spins up. There are two screw and bolt posts coming out. The other is some type of quick connect. This is the one that would spin up and engage the gear to start the Jeep. I can't get that...
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