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2005 Grand Cherokee Starting Problem

Our Grand Cherokee has refused to start on occasion. The first time we had it towed and of course it started at the shop multiple times. Drove it home and used it for a number of weeks with no problem. One morning refused to start again. Waited a few days and started no problem. Recently stalled again and my husband changed the relay with no success. Had it towed to the mechanic and it started just fine. He has suggested changing the starter, but makes no guarantees. Feel like we can't take this car anywhere as it is completely unreliable.

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Re: 2005 Grand Cherokee Starting Problem

So just to understand your problem exactly, the engine doesnt crank, or it does crank, but not start? The battery was tested?
If the problem is not cranking, you first have to hear/feel if the starter relay clicks when trying to start. It should be in the power distribution center under the hood. If that relay clicks when the problem is there, then the small wire on the starter motor solenoid needs to be checked, it can make bad contact and prevent the solenoid to be operated. Also check if the ground straps from the engine to the body are intact and no corrosion on the terminals.
If all this is ok, then most probably the starter solenoid is getting bad and the starter must be replaced. It is possible to just replace the solenoid, which ofcourse is a much cheaper solution, if you can do it yourself.
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if you jeep dont start and as you said stalled means its the ignition switch its a cheap fix part is around $60 and it happens a lot to wk

---------- Post added at 02:44 AM ---------- Previous post was at 02:44 AM ----------

starter would not stalled the eng8ne bad switch will
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