1994 Jeep Cherokee wont start: do I need a starter?

Tiny
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  • 1994 JEEP CHEROKEE
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 87,000 MILES
My jeep started this morning: went to the doctors, back home then it would no longer start:
The radio and lights are still working but when I try to turn it over I get one click and nothing else.
Is this the starter or the battery?

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Friday, February 27th, 2009 AT 12:41 PM

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Tiny
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Hello,

Could be the battery, try jump starting it if it starts go by your local auto parts store and have them check your battery and charging system.

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Friday, February 27th, 2009 AT 12:43 PM
Tiny
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I just tried to jump it: gauges are showing at 16 for the battery, lights and whatnot are still working and I still get just one click and no turning over of the motor.
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Friday, February 27th, 2009 AT 1:08 PM
Tiny
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Are you able to determin were the click is coming from?

I believe near the battery is the following starter relay, it could possibly be the culprit. Here is a pic...


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/188069_94cherokeestrtrrela_1.jpg



One other thing you say you have a 94 cherokee v8 well neither the cherokee or the grand cherokee show a v8 engine for 94.

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Friday, February 27th, 2009 AT 1:21 PM
Tiny
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Yes, it is a v8
my jeep has a 318 in it, it is a limited edition cherokee.
The click is coming from the passengers side of the side of the motor.
Is there a way to check the relay fuse?
Wow didn't even think of that thanks
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Friday, February 27th, 2009 AT 1:30 PM
Tiny
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Ok, it shows as a 93 Grand Cherokee 5.2 L 318

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Friday, February 27th, 2009 AT 1:47 PM
Tiny
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I am not sure if this will work for this relay or not, but check out the link below....

http://www.2carpros.com/how_to/how_do_i_check_a_relay.htm

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Friday, February 27th, 2009 AT 1:50 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for all your helpful ideas, I will have my husband look into these when he gets home.
Isn't that weird that my motor is showing as a 93
it is a 318 with a 5.2L and I know it has 8 plugs Thanks for all your help once again.
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Friday, February 27th, 2009 AT 1:55 PM

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