Starter relay

Tiny
TEDKEWL
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  • 1995 JEEP CHEROKEE
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
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My 1995 Jeep cherokee keeps starts up with no key in the ignition I replaced the starter an ignition switch an it still starts up with no an turns over an over an over with out no key I have left the ignition switch disassembled and it still starts up but doesn't fully turn over Please help me
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Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 AT 10:36 PM

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Tiny
CARADIODOC
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Unplug the starter relay. If it will still crank, check to see if you have the little silver Nippendenso starter. If so, the solenoid plunger is getting stuck between the worn contacts. Holler back with your findings.

(Be careful to shield your eyes when you connect the battery cable. The sparks can ignite the hydrogen gas they give off).
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Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 AT 10:59 PM
Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Check the starter relay if its sticking
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Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 AT 11:07 PM
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TEDKEWL
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It does have more then 0 miles ne way I checked the starter relay is fine I checked it do you know of any other reason why it cranks over an over I have a new starter, ignition switch an battery cables, it looks squared away but its still acting the same way
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Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 AT 9:36 PM
Tiny
CARADIODOC
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What happens when you unplug the starter relay?
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Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 AT 9:38 PM
Tiny
TEDKEWL
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Is it the Ignition system? :(
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Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 AT 9:39 PM
Tiny
TEDKEWL
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Wait all go check how do that pull the fuse
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Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 AT 9:43 PM
Tiny
TEDKEWL
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I didnt pull it yet I dont know which one it is?
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Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 AT 9:47 PM
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CARADIODOC
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There should be a label inside the fuse box cover that shows which one it is. Pull the starter relay, not a fuse.
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Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 AT 9:53 PM
Tiny
TEDKEWL
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Where is it at I will pull it off
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Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 AT 9:55 PM
Tiny
TEDKEWL
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Is it black and square
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Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 AT 9:57 PM
Tiny
TEDKEWL
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There is three identical square black things that look like starter relays
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Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 AT 10:07 PM
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CARADIODOC
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Yup. They're about 1 1/8" cubed. I don't have a photo, but I do have a line drawing that shows the orientation of the pins. If you have three relays, go ahead and pull all of them. One has to be for the starter.
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Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 AT 10:16 PM
Tiny
CARADIODOC
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See if this helps. This is the under-hood fuse box for a '93 Grand Cherokee but it might be the same.
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Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 AT 11:27 PM
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TEDKEWL
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I realized when I put the key in it does not click it just turns all the way with no resistance I forgot to mention that it could be stuck some where I need help with ignition the key does not not click when I turn it like stuck all the way back in the off position or in stuck forward in the on position is it possible that could be the hole reason it starts up with out a key
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Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 AT 1:19 AM
Tiny
TEDKEWL
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Also what if I just spend the money to get the hole steering column replaced would that just fix what ever is stuck I cant seem to get too?
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Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 AT 1:23 AM
Tiny
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Here is my number if you want to call 512809178
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Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 AT 1:25 AM
Tiny
CARADIODOC
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Don't be thinking about the whole steering column. That's like replacing the engine because it needs a tune-up. What might have happened is the cam on the end of the lock cylinder has cracked. That is somewhat common but it normally causes a no-crank condition because it won't turn the switch far enough. It's possible that broken cam is jammed and holding the switch, but an even more likely suspect is the switch itself. Sometimes the contacts overheat. It's possible a part of the plastic housing melted and is holding the contacts together.

Remove the covers behind the steering wheel, then unplug the connector from the ignition switch to see if the starter stops cranking.
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Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 AT 3:12 AM

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