Problem starting

Tiny
KMBROWN
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  • 1998 JEEP CHEROKEE
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
Lights and radio works but my Jeep won't turn over when try to start
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Sunday, May 8th, 2011 AT 5:39 AM

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Tiny
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WINDOWS DOWN-HOOD UP. CAN YOU HEAR IT CLICK(ING) WHEN THE KEY IS IN THE START POSITION?

LIGHTS DIM, WHILE TRYING?

MOVE YOUR SHIFTER UP AND DOWN AND TRY IT (NEUTRAL SAFETY SWITCH)

YOUR TURN

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Sunday, May 8th, 2011 AT 5:50 AM
Tiny
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No clicking noise and lights stay bright. Clutch is in and shifter is in 1st. It will finally start after 5 to 10 tries. Please reply. Thank you
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Sunday, May 8th, 2011 AT 5:56 AM
Tiny
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Tell me if your starter looks like the one I got here from Autozone?

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/parts/Duralast-Import-Starter/1998-Jeep-Cherokee-4WD/_/N-ja2ceZ93xl9?counter=0&filterByKeyWord=STARTER&fromString=search&itemIdentifier=681643_48972_0_

If it is, your possibilities are:

Bad Ignition switch......I'm not leaning toward that....just me!

The Solenoid (little piggyback cylinder) 1)Bad 2) loose wires (tighten, careful not to ground them, may want to remove battery cable 1st)

Battery connections (anything that connects, like the squeezer dealees on the battery clamps, may need cleaning/ tightening---Include Mr. Ground wire, all the way to the engine

Lastly, Bad starter (solenoid and starter can be tested at the parts store, usually already off of your vehicle).....This is normally a FREE SERVICE.

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Sunday, May 8th, 2011 AT 6:25 AM
Tiny
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Actually this is my friends jeep so not sure what it looks like? I will forward this onto her. I'll propably be back tomorrow regarding my own truck. Thank you so much for all your help and have a good night.
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Sunday, May 8th, 2011 AT 6:37 AM
Tiny
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Roger, If you want to talk to me, come back to this post!

You need a Jeep Too!

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Sunday, May 8th, 2011 AT 6:58 AM

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