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    Jeep won't start

    Hey guys,

    Went out to jeep. Tried to start my jeep. All lights come and and hear a click. Could it be the starter? There is a round red light that comes on turns off last on far right of dash. I do not have a secure alarm and have never noticed that. Any advice would be appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catahoula View Post
    Hey guys,

    Went out to jeep. Tried to start my jeep. All lights come and and hear a click. Could it be the starter? There is a round red light that comes on turns off last on far right of dash. I do not have a secure alarm and have never noticed that. Any advice would be appreciated.
    sounds like an alternator problem to me. have you tried jumping it with no success?

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    Just a click could mean a dead battery or possibly the starter/solenoid. The clicking you hear is probably the solenoid on the starter and it is either clicking because the battery is dead or the solenoid itself has failed.

    I'd probably start with the simplest first and see if you can get a jump.

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    No other warning lights. Battery is a few months old.
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    Had the same thing happen, but I drained my battery from probably leaving something on. Tossed the charger on the battery and away I went

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    There is power to the lights and everything else. I will try to jump it.....no luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by theprospect13 View Post
    Had the same thing happen, but I drained my battery from probably leaving something on. Tossed the charger on the battery and away I went
    Tried jumping. no luck, but all my lights light up
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    Quote Originally Posted by catahoula View Post
    Hey guys,

    Went out to jeep. Tried to start my jeep. All lights come and and hear a click. Could it be the starter? There is a round red light that comes on turns off last on far right of dash. I do not have a secure alarm and have never noticed that. Any advice would be appreciated.
    Do you have an automatic or stick? Could be neutral safety switch. Turn the key to the run position and go to drive then back to park and try starting it. Mine does this every once in awhile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DROBICON View Post
    Do you have an automatic or stick? Could be neutral safety switch. Turn the key to the run position and go to drive then back to park and try starting it. Mine does this every once in awhile.
    Auto........
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    Quote Originally Posted by catahoula View Post
    Auto........
    I'd give that a try if you haven't already.
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