Won't Start.

Tiny
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  • 1997 JEEP CHEROKEE
  • 154,554 MILES
My jeep has been running like a champ for 7 months now. On 8-14-11 at apprx 7:30 I drove started and drove my jeep about 300 ft. And parked on a slight incline with the front facing up the incline. After it sat for less than 30 min. It would not start. However it does have a full battery charge. Thinking it had something to do with the incline I pulled it up to level ground. I tried turning it on in park and in neutral. Still wouldn't fire. Once I got the car towed home I removed the Starter, and had it tested. It was fine. I checked most of the fuses (under the hood, and the the smaller ones in my passenger side panel). They were all good. At this point I'm at a loss. I don't know where to go from here.
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Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 AT 2:29 PM

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Tiny
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This is "supposed" to be a Jeep!

The incline may not be related

Try this simple stuff 1st....many times, it the "taken for granted" stuff

http://www.2carpros.com/questions/1991-ford-probe-no-crack

Also look at fuses

You were sorta vague on "Not Start"

I think I figured out, "turn key to 'start', Nothing at all?....Clicking?

Keep on talking, even though I'm not real up to speed on real new stuff....Another, may jump in, and offer suggestions.

Return with good news!

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Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 AT 2:48 PM
Tiny
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By "not start" I mean that all the lights were one, but no other components were working. I could hear parts of the engine attempting to start up. No clicking though, more of a very light temporary hum. While I was turning the key, a friend of mine listened and thought that the issue was in the area where the starter was generally located. In the past year and a half I've replaced the starter 3 times. So naturally that is what I started with on the troubleshooting.
I'll be sure to check all the connections and fuses.
Thanks for the tips.
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Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 AT 3:10 PM
Tiny
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Still might be the starter or components piggy-backed on it

Could it possibly need shimming. Do lights "dim" any when attempting to start. Might be binding in the flywheel teeth.I'd still test it anyway, once again. Talk to the parts store about this particular starter, having problems and requiring shims

Pin down your "hum". Use a heater or garden hose, several feet long, like a stethoscope!

What about the crimped on cable ends. Sometimes they look fine, but really not crimped on well or corroded inside the crimps. Many times a simple overlooked connection can cost you mega time and money!

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Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 AT 6:30 PM
Tiny
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Went and retraced my connections again. Tightened and cleaned all major connections again. Honestly I wasn't patient enough to troubleshoot them all individually, but one of them was the ticket. She's purring like a kitten once again. Thank you for all your help and advice
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Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 AT 9:05 PM
Tiny
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Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 AT 10:01 PM

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