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    Intermittent Starts?

    2008 Wrangler JK RUBI 56Kmi. 2D...,
    Every once and a while when I go to start my HEEP, I turn the key and "CLICK!"

    Sometimes it might take one my try, and "BANG!" fires right up.
    Other times, it might take 3, 4, 5, tries?

    Any thoughts ? Thank you all for your KIND input!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlyWit View Post
    2008 Wrangler JK RUBI 56Kmi. 2D...,
    Every once and a while when I go to start my HEEP, I turn the key and "CLICK!"

    Sometimes it might take one my try, and "BANG!" fires right up.
    Other times, it might take 3, 4, 5, tries?

    Any thoughts ? Thank you all for your KIND input!
    Starter solenoid could be in its way out. Would check simple things like battery ground first tho
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    Quote Originally Posted by cozdude View Post
    Starter solenoid could be in its way out. Would check simple things like battery ground first tho
    Cool I will start with the Ground first. I HATE ELECTRICAL ISSUES!!! I can do anything mechanical, but electrical, I start to worry...
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    Quote Originally Posted by cozdude View Post
    Starter solenoid could be in its way out. Would check simple things like battery ground first tho
    Is the Starter solenoid on the starter, I know stupid question, but I ask the stupid ones then Im not being stupid under the jeep!
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    I believe the solenoid is mounted on the starter. It could also be a loose battery wire. Take them both off, clean them up and tighten them up. I had almost the same problem on my 2007 and it was slightly corroded slightly loose positive cable.
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    This happens to me every now and again and it's the neutral safety switch. Push up on the shifter or put it in neutral and it fires right up.



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    Quote Originally Posted by SlyWit View Post
    Is the Starter solenoid on the starter, I know stupid question, but I ask the stupid ones then Im not being stupid under the jeep!
    Thanks again COZ ~ D
    Yes it is mounted right on the starter. The small little cylinder. Will be easier and cheaper to replace the starter if that is the issue.


    Since you said all it does is go “click” when you try and start (1- multiple times) makes me think it’s the starter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cozdude View Post
    Yes it is mounted right on the starter. The small little cylinder. Will be easier and cheaper to replace the starter if that is the issue.


    Since you said all it does is go “click” when you try and start (1- multiple times) makes me think it’s the starter.
    I read it that he turned the key multiple times, but your advice makes sense if I misunderstood.



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    My ‘08 JKUR does the same thing once in a while, but if I move the automatic transmission selector, it works. Mine probably is the neutral safety switch also.


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    My 08 does the same thing, but only a couple times per month. I changed the starter but still does it. Takes about 3-4 try's before it'll start and then won't do it again for a few weeks. Weird!

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