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Q: Car won't start - Jeep Liberty

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Vehicle wont start the battery and starter are both good the engine cranks over light radio and everything else works. but when you turn the key to start it all I get is a click

My car has 81000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. From the description you have provided, I assume you have bypassed the ignition switch to determine that the battery and starter are good. If so, and if you are turning the key and only hearing a click, I believe the starter relay is probably at fault. I recommend having your vehicle’s starting problem diagnosed and repaired by a certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic.

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