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2001 Jeep Cherokee

Tiny

royfill1215

July, 24, 2011 AT 12:33 AM

Have a 2001 jeep cherokee starter engages but won't turn over what's the problem

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Tiny

mhpautos

July, 24, 2011 AT 12:40 AM

If it is just clicking, it may well be a faulty starter, I would stat with pulling the starter and ensuring that the engine is turning by hand and if all is good get the starter o/hauled.

Tiny

royfill1215

July, 24, 2011 AT 12:44 AM

Took it off and had it tested everything was fine

Tiny

ausername123456

July, 24, 2011 AT 12:56 AM

If the starter is good, then your battery is not strong enough to turn it over.

Tiny

royfill1215

July, 24, 2011 AT 1:04 AM

Brand new battery. Try to jump starter and fuse blows

Tiny

CJ MEDEVAC

July, 24, 2011 AT 2:46 AM

REMOVE STARTER

DO THIS OR SIMILAR, IN NORMAL ROTATIONAL DIRECTION

WILL THE CRANKSHAFT TURN?

THE MEDIC

Tiny

royfill1215

July, 24, 2011 AT 3:27 AM

Yes the crank shaft turns

Tiny

CJ MEDEVAC

July, 24, 2011 AT 3:39 AM

LOUD HARD CLICK AT STARTER. LIKE THE STARTER DRIVE IS HITTING THE FLYWHEEL?

OR

A SOLENOID CLICK?

OBSERVE THE PULLEYS. SOMEONE ELSE ATTEMPT TO CRANK IT. DO THE PULLEYS "JUMP" AT ALL?

Mhpautos, IS THIS STARTER "SHIM-ABLE"?

I'M GUESSING 4.0 (NO INFO AT TOP)?

THE MEDIC

Tiny

royfill1215

July, 24, 2011 AT 3:41 AM

I can jump the starter and it starts to crank over but then the fuse blows

Tiny

CJ MEDEVAC

July, 24, 2011 AT 4:01 AM

MANY TIMES CELLULAR PHONES INHIBIT PEOPLES ABILITY TO PERFORM THEIR JOB TO THE BEST OF THEIR ABILITY

IS YOUR BATTERY CORRECT, MEANING ARE THE "+" AND "-" ARE ON THE SAME SIDES OF THE BATTERY AS THEY WERE 1 MONTH AGO?

(THEY DO MAKE 'EM WITH THE POSTS REVERSED)

IN OTHER WORDS DOES POS AND NEG CORRESPOND WITH THE CABLES ON YOUR RIG?

AND

ARE YOU ABSOLUTELY SURE THE STARTER IS WIRED TO THE CORRECT TERMINALS?

AND LASTLY, ARE YOU SURE, YOUR JUMPER CABLES ARE HOOKED TO POS AND NEG LOCATIONS TO EACH VEHICLE?

"RED" MEANS NOTHING, FOR A WHILE ON MY JEEP, I REPLACED MY NEG CABLE WITH A RED ONE.I HAD IT ON HAND, AND I KNOW WHICH IS POSITIVE BY EXPERIENCE!

JUST SOME STUFF TO RE-PONDER!

THE MEDIC

Tiny

mhpautos

July, 24, 2011 AT 4:06 AM

Sounds as if it is polling, that is a partial short in the windings, I would get the starter checked first, with the starter under load (cranking the engine) it may show more than free turning on the bench with no load.

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