Last post on Jan 18, 2012 at 4:37 PM
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Jeep Grand Cherokee, SUV
#15 of 24 Re: I had this problem [damon1377]
Nov 13, 2010 (8:10 pm)
what size engine i have a4.7 with 187000 miles before the starter needed to be changed
#16 of 24 2002 jeep 4.0 I6 starting problem
Nov 15, 2010 (9:07 pm)
My jeep is having trouble on the start up. It has not failed to start ever though - just is having trouble. I put the key in the ignition and it starts with the normal sound that cars make when turning on. That general rhythm of... click click click and then usually walla. But instead of finishing, it just keeps going click click click... Then I stop holding the key forward in the ignition, let the key back to the normal starting position (as if i have just put it in the ignition) and try again. Only and always on the second attempt it starts right up. And the second start up is not a week wounded sounding start up, it is a flawless start up - not quite the jet engine start up that one gets when the starter has just been replaced, but the start up that you get after the starter and or car is a year or two old old.
I want to solve this problem before i have to replace something major, I suspect it maybe the sparkplugs, if not the alternator or starter. Any ideas?
#17 of 24 Re: 2002 jeep 4.0 I6 starting problem [1fuinntn]
Nov 16, 2010 (6:03 am)
how old is the battery if year or two or three i would change the battery as winter is here and if older could be getting bad the cranking amps get lower and that will cause hard starting
#18 of 24 Re: Problem solved...for me at least! worth a shot, try it out.... [mikebergman]
Feb 11, 2011 (5:01 pm)
hi Mike, sounds like I may have the same issue as you! Can you email me the picts please? Thanks
#19 of 24 Re: Problem solved...for me at least! worth a shot, try it out.... [mikebergman]
Jun 05, 2011 (6:49 am)
hey i have the same problem..send me the pictures
#20 of 24 Re: 2005 starter clicks but will not start [teberts]
Jul 03, 2011 (1:45 pm)
Try changing the starter relay in the distribution center under the hood. I had the same problem in my 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the starter relay was bad. And Dodge found out there was a wire between the distribution box and the ecm was broke. So they ran a ground wire from fuse box under the hood to the neg termenal to the battery and it solved my problem. I hope this helps sense there is such a gap in the years.
#21 of 24 My over drive will not kick on
Jul 03, 2011 (1:48 pm)
I had overdrive before Dodge changed my nuteral safty switch, now i don't have overdrive. What could be the problem? The fluid is full.
#22 of 24 Re: 2002 jeep 4.0 I6 starting problem [tuggajb]
Jul 19, 2011 (8:28 am)
I am having a problem with the click click of the starter on a 2005 Jeep Cherokee Limited. It would start sometimes after several attempts. Now no start just clicks. Funny thing, I noticed this after using a cigarette lighter charger for my phone, after connecting this problem I unplugged the charger. now some 6 months later I used a charger again and wham! I now have this starting problem??!! Any connection to a wiring problem??
#23 of 24 Re: Anything besides the starter!?!? [surferboysc]
Aug 29, 2011 (12:39 pm)
WHEN THAT HAPPENS, TURN YOU KEY PUT YOUR CAR INTO DRIVE ThEN BAcK INTO PARK AND IT SHOULD START. Mine does the same thing, for some reason the computer doesn't notice it's in park and won't start. try it and see
#24 of 24 Re: 2005 starter clicks but will not start [dixie1994]
Jan 18, 2012 (4:37 pm)
I know these posts are older but maybe I can save someone some money. I had the same "click" problem with my 2005. After having the starter checked my mechanic found it was ready to go, however, he told me that with these keys, the ignition has to read the sensor first before the engine will start, that you can't just put the key in and start it, you should wait a few seconds first. Solved the problem for me.