Re: help!!! my jeep wont start
Last week my 2007 JGC Laredo 4.7L would not start. Note I put in a new battery last winter, also have another year of the Added Care Chrysler service contract. I heard nothing when the key was engaged other than a hmmm, which may have been the fuel pump. Weird symptoms since after I turned the key off a bunch of the dash idiot lights stayed on for a few seconds plus every time I opened the doors the electric locks would all click which is not normal. I checked the battery connections and tried to get at the starter but with this V8 couldn't see it from the top and it must be behind the plastic shroud underneath the engine (I hate that thing, hard to get at anything despite a lot of clearence, much preferred my 01 I6 where everything was accessible). Anyway, I had the Jeep towed in since I have free towing suspecting it was the starter which would be covered under this Added Care service contract (when we bought this Jeep it had the lifetime engine/trans/drivetrain warranty, Added Care 7/70 was $560 but the full coverage all parts contract was $1100). I got a call that the large cable that attaches to the starter was worn at the starter connection and despite the Added Care covering wiring harnesses this was not a "harness" but a "cable". Huh?!
That set me back $150, I believe $110 labor, $40 parts. Never noticed a problem before, it started just fine at least 3 times the prior day, so very strange this went out this way.