1996 Jeep Cherokee starter and solenoid

Tiny
1990ECLIPSEGSXDRIVER
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  • 1996 JEEP CHEROKEE
Electrical problem
1996 Jeep Cherokee 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

hi my car broke down for a while because of starter wouldnt crank over anymore so I went online and purchased one from autozone. When I put it in my car I did all the correct steps and electric cables and are in the right place but when I connect the cables to the battery the car will try to turn itself on without me in the car. Is there any ways to fix or look at stuff to fix this problem. Could it just be that they gave me a faulty starter cuz it will still crank over. Or a bad solinoid? And also when it does crank it will make a wierd noise! Ty
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Thursday, September 30th, 2010 AT 4:45 AM

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Tiny
DAVE H
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Hello. Thanks for the donation. Much appreciated

Double check all the wiring is correct. Especially the solonoid feed wire. Also you could have a faulty ignition switch?

STARTER
Removal & Installation (4.0L & 5.2L)
Disconnect negative battery cable. Raise and support vehicle. Disconnect starter battery cable and solenoid feed wire. Remove starter from flywheel housing. To install, reverse removal procedure.
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Thursday, September 30th, 2010 AT 5:03 AM
Tiny
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I thought that too but I still have to turn the key for it too crank over. And the negitive cable is on the skinny one and the positive on the bigger lug of the solanoid. Could a bad solanoid do this to a car because it seems the curent goes right to the starter and doesnt wait for the ignition to turn but wont crank unless I turn the key!
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Thursday, September 30th, 2010 AT 5:10 AM
Tiny
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Ok somhow got it to work but now there is a grinding noise when I turn my car on and smells bad so I shut it off imediatly what is this all about it is a brand new starter and all bolts are tightend
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Thursday, September 30th, 2010 AT 2:18 PM
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DAVE H
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It sounds like the starter motor is staying engaged when vehicle is running .. If you are sure the wiring is on correctly .. remove the starter motor and return it to the seller as defective for a replacement .. it is possible to get bad parts now and then !


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Thursday, September 30th, 2010 AT 6:30 PM

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