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mzmolina 11-23-2013 08:47 AM

jeep grand Cherokee. Laredo. has full battery power but doesn't start like its dead.
 
If very strange. We have to move it out of gear and back in gear and then open the door to try to get it to start. Usually after a few tries it will work.

macfan 11-23-2013 08:54 AM

Re: jeep grand Cherokee. Laredo. has full battery power but doesn't start like its de
 
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Originally Posted by mzmolina (Post 934785)
If very strange. We have to move it out of gear and back in gear and then open the door to try to get it to start. Usually after a few tries it will work.

Sounds like the neutral/park safety switch needs adjustment or replaced.

mzmolina 11-23-2013 09:04 AM

Would the door have anything to do with that?

Frango100 11-23-2013 09:06 AM

Re: jeep grand Cherokee. Laredo. has full battery power but doesn't start like its de
 
Welcome to the garage. First it should not be able to start in gear, only in park or neutral.
Which year jeep and what engine?
Indeed could be park/neutral switch adjustment when it is only influenced by the shift lever position.
But since opening the door seems to have influence as well, just wondering what that could have to do with it. Does it start by only opening the door, or after closing it? The vibration caused by closing the door could do something to the park neutral switch for example.

macfan 11-23-2013 09:11 AM

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Originally Posted by mzmolina (Post 934789)
Would the door have anything to do with that?


Not normally but then again that might just be coincidence. The moving the shift lever through the gears is what makes me suspicious of the switch. One other thing comes to mind. It could be that your security alarm is not fully releasing and refusing to allow the car to start. Slamming the door on the door jamb switch would reset the alarm.

Frango100 11-23-2013 09:14 AM

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Originally Posted by macfan (Post 934795)
Not normally but then again that might just be coincidence. The moving the shift lever through the gears is what makes me suspicious of the switch. One other thing comes to mind. It could be that your security alarm is not fully releasing and refusing to allow the car to start. Slamming the door on the door jamb switch would reset the alarm.

Alarm will not disable the starter motor, but will stop the engine after a few seconds of operation.

macfan 11-23-2013 09:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Frango100 (Post 934797)
Alarm will not disable the starter motor, but will stop the engine after a few seconds of operation.

Not to argue but my security alarm will keep my car from starting if set. Have had it happen several times by accident in a store parking lot.

Frango100 11-23-2013 09:21 AM

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I don' t know the new grand cherokees, for that reason i asked for year and engine type.

mzmolina 11-23-2013 09:57 AM

Mines on 05


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