Thanks! So if rocking the jeep gets it to start, its the flywheel?It's either the starter or the flywheel ring gear. If it's a manual trans put it in gear and try rocking Jeep to get engine to turn a little and then try starting. that should tell you if it's the starter or flywheel ring gear.
Going home to test now, crossing my fingers for a bad starter!That would be a good indication of flywheel issues. If some teeth are missing on the flywheel and the starter happens to be exactly in the spot of missing teeth you will get what you are experiencing. Also a bad starter solenoid can cause the same effect.
UPDATE: I tried starting the tj again when i got home. I didnt rock the jeep or anything. I very gently got in and turned the key....it fired right up. And it ran perfectly. I didnt drive it much, i just pulled it around and into my garage. So what do we all think? Starter? If so i will go buy and and swap it in tonight.
Yes, it went on great. In fact after lining it up, i lined it up again just to double check. Im returning it to oriellys today during my lunch break and going to get an oem one from the dealer. I would like to be done with it for good.I wonder if the new starter is bad?
When you installed it everything seemed to line up okay?
Sounds like a good plan. Let us know how it goesYes, it went on great. In fact after lining it up, i lined it up again just to double check. Im returning it to oriellys today during my lunch break and going to get an oem one from the dealer. I would like to be done with it for good.
The oem one i got was new. They had a new and a rebuilt option at the dealership. Total was $160 after turning in my old starter. I cant comment on the duralast, just the oriellys one. The brand was ultima.Not gonna agree
The duralast I got for my wife's Rubi costs less has free lifetime replacement and has need fine for years
If it did fail a bump start and on your way and takes less than 5 minutes to change
Plus they are just rebuilt oem anyway
Absolutely no reason to pay steelersjip price for a starter
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