Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Technical Discussion > Troubleshooting/Problems Discussion

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 08-27-2013, 07:57 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
01 wrangler guy is on a distinguished road
Intermediate not starting

My girl's 08 wrangler jk acts like battery is dead. I fiddle with the key and shifter then it starts anybody else had this problem.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-27-2013, 10:23 PM
Frango100's Avatar
Premium Member

My Jeep: 2004 4.7L WJ
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Brazil
Posts: 4,642
Thanks: 9
Thanked 54 Times in 52 Posts
Rep Power: 525438
Frango100 has a reputation beyond reputeFrango100 has a reputation beyond reputeFrango100 has a reputation beyond reputeFrango100 has a reputation beyond reputeFrango100 has a reputation beyond reputeFrango100 has a reputation beyond reputeFrango100 has a reputation beyond reputeFrango100 has a reputation beyond reputeFrango100 has a reputation beyond reputeFrango100 has a reputation beyond reputeFrango100 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Intermediate not starting

Welcome to the garage.
You say it acts like battery is dead, but do the headlights work?
You need to find out if only fiddling with the key is enough, or the shifter.
If its the shifter, it could be the adjustment of the shift mechanism, or the park/neutral switch. Which transmission the JK has?
__________________

__________________
Frank

JEEP Grand Cherokee 4.7 Lmtd 2004
HID 8000K in low and fog / Quad Squad member
Monroe Reflex shocks / Pirelli Scorpion ATR 245/65/17 - Transgo reprogramming shiftkit.

VW Beetle 2.0 TSI 2013
My new toy
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-27-2013, 10:38 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
01 wrangler guy is on a distinguished road
Yes headlights work. It only does it sparaticly. When it does it sounds like a low battery but the battery is fine was thinking it was either the starter or parking switch. It's an automatic when it's in gear it rolls back bad too. My 01 wrangler doesn't roll back like that
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-27-2013, 10:52 PM
Frango100's Avatar
Premium Member

My Jeep: 2004 4.7L WJ
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Brazil
Posts: 4,642
Thanks: 9
Thanked 54 Times in 52 Posts
Rep Power: 525438
Frango100 has a reputation beyond reputeFrango100 has a reputation beyond reputeFrango100 has a reputation beyond reputeFrango100 has a reputation beyond reputeFrango100 has a reputation beyond reputeFrango100 has a reputation beyond reputeFrango100 has a reputation beyond reputeFrango100 has a reputation beyond reputeFrango100 has a reputation beyond reputeFrango100 has a reputation beyond reputeFrango100 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Intermediate not starting

I would try next time it doesnīt want to start, to put the shift lever in N. If it starts ok then, it most probably is the adjustment of the shifter cable. Donīt know the JK, so which transmission does it have (its automatic, but which type?)
When you say that it rolls back when in gear, is it on an incline? How is the idle speed of the engine?
__________________
Frank

JEEP Grand Cherokee 4.7 Lmtd 2004
HID 8000K in low and fog / Quad Squad member
Monroe Reflex shocks / Pirelli Scorpion ATR 245/65/17 - Transgo reprogramming shiftkit.

VW Beetle 2.0 TSI 2013
My new toy
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-29-2013, 03:14 PM
2005JGC's Avatar
Senior Member


My Jeep: 2005 4.7L WK
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 2,751
Thanks: 51
Thanked 69 Times in 58 Posts
Rep Power: 1652901
2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Intermediate not starting

Just for clarification, what are the symptoms your seeing that makes it "sound like a low battery"?

Starters on JK's are not uncommon, I had one fail on me right after I did some exhaust work, got it to start, warned the customer and attempted to sell a starter but they never experienced the problem so they didn't want to spend the money. They were back a week later for a starter because it left them stranded a couple times. When this starter failed it made no noise, which made me initially wonder if there was a park neutral safety switch issue or an ignition switch issue...
__________________
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Gone but not forgotten!

Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lower intermediate shaft torque? ernestd Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 0 07-03-2013 03:28 PM
Intermediate shaft story jp467 Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 1 11-28-2011 04:22 PM
Not starting... Gunswinger Troubleshooting/Problems 8 04-03-2010 08:26 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community