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#1392 of 1886 Re: 2000 Jeep Wrangler won't start in the rain
Oct 29, 2008 (9:28 pm)
If i go through a puddle it takes out my starter. I replaced my first one and 3 months later i need to replace again.
If i go through a puddle the starter goes.
Its not like im driving driving through lakes and I thought jeeps can go anywhere?
I have a 2door 2006 unlimited (long wheel base) manual.
i love my jeep but this is troubling and expensive.
#1393 of 1886 Re: 2000 Jeep Wrangler won't start in the rain [skratka]
Oct 30, 2008 (6:21 am)
I've driven my 97 through mud holes a few feet deep, and other than frying my TPS once due to stupidity, I have had ZERO electrical issues.
I suspect there is something elsewhere in the system that is causing the problem. You sure it isn't the PCM getting hosed and causing problems with the starter?
There are documents out there to waterproof your electrical. While not necessary, it may be beneficial to look that kind of stuff over to help you look over your electrical to see if you find a weak link in your system. Personally, I'd be checking the wiring setup going into the PCM and the starter. Perhaps mac would have some input as well.
#1394 of 1886 Re: 2000 Jeep Wrangler won't start in the rain [erickpl]
Oct 30, 2008 (9:13 am)
Perhaps mac would have some input as well.
Only that the post, and the previous one it concurrs with, make no logical sense.
Wranglers have design flaws that let water leak through the latest hardtops, sometimes through the rear window on previous model hardtops, and QC issues that sometimes allow water around poorly fitted door seals, heater seals, and windshield rubbers. A/C condensate drains have also been known to back up and dump water on the passenger floor.
However, I know of no issues that prevent starting after a shower (even with a new battery and starter) as in the earlier post, and after driving through a puddle (and with a new starter) as in the last one.
It's highly unlikely that the battery or either starter was at fault, and that there's more to this than has yet been explained.
General rule..... throwing parts at a problem rarely benefits anyone except the parts supplier. A logical diagnosis and testing of suspect components should be the first step, even if you have to pay to have it done. Mostly however, you can take a battery, alternator, starter etc., to an auto parts store and have it tested free. You can even take the whole vehicle to AutoZone and have any computer trouble code read free.
You did ask!
#1395 of 1886 Re: 2000 Jeep Wrangler won't start in the rain [mac24]
Nov 03, 2008 (3:37 pm)
Thank you for the information.
Upon further investigation the problem appears to be the clutch safety switch which my mechaninc has now removed for me. Apparently this can only be repaired by dealer??
Now, in addition to this being unsafe for someone who may not be aware of the missing safety switch, my clutch "clicks" everytime it engages...
Ive always had trouble finding a good mechanic but was told that if water gets into the starter it gunks up the starter components.
One mechanic even told me to spray it with wd-40 after it gets wet.
This sounds foolish to me since the starter looks to be one of the lowest points.
#1396 of 1886 Re: 2000 Jeep Wrangler won't start in the rain [skratka]
Nov 04, 2008 (5:20 am)
.......the problem appears to be the clutch safety switch which my mechaninc has now removed for me. Apparently this can only be repaired by dealer??
The switch will probably have to be ordered from a dealer, but any competent mechanic can replace it.
As for spraying the starter with WD40 every time it gets wet.............
#1397 of 1886 Re: Dash problems [erickpl]
Nov 04, 2008 (6:51 pm)
Was headlights and taillights, digital lights working but not the dash cluster? This is what my 2004 Wrangler is doing. Need help, shop labor is $95. an hour. Hope to get an answer soon. Thanks, Bill
#1398 of 1886 Re: Dash problems [bioya2]
Nov 06, 2008 (7:14 am)
So it's still a problem...
So what exactly IS working?
So what exactly is NOT working?
Your post is a bit confusing (or it's just early still).
#1399 of 1886 Re: press request [kirstie_h]
Nov 06, 2008 (1:19 pm)
They might have trouble finding any honestly Satisfied Wrangler Owners.
#1400 of 1886 Re: press request [burntup]
Nov 07, 2008 (12:31 pm)
Not necessarily. Depends on what years we're talking about (YJ, TJ, and JK's are ALL Wranglers).
#1401 of 1886 Blower motor removal
Nov 17, 2008 (10:38 am)
I need to remove the blower motor on my 2002 Wrangler ,but can't seem to find the screws to remove them, it's underneath the glove compartment dash . Any help PLEASE