Q: not cranking over 1997 Jeep TJ

asked by on

not cranking over i put new starter starter relay crankshaft position senor ignition switch ignition actuator an key cylinder an still wont crank over an all my fuses are good an battery

My car has 117654 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

There are a couple possibilities. First, check and see if you’re getting the constant power supply at the starter motor and if you’re getting switched power at the starter solenoid that only shows up with the key in the crank position. If you have power there, but it still isn’t cranking, then you likely have a bad ground connection from the engine to the body of the vehicle. If you don’t have power, which I am guessing you don’t about the only part you haven’t replaced is the neutral safety switch. You can either try putting the auto transmission in neutral, and see if it starts then; or you can unplug the neutral safety switch and put a jumper across it, which should allow the Jeep to start regardless of where the shift knob is.

If neither of these possibilities helps you, then you will need to have the starting issue inspected by a qualified professional, such as one from YourMechanic.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. not cranking over 1997 Jeep TJ

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: if my ABS,tracking light and ESP light on will it still pass inspection

Your vehicle will not pass inspection with this light on. You may have a bad speed sensor at one of the wheels. Have the system scanned for stored codes so the system can be diagnosed.

Q: Will a bad battery cause my car to shut off and my EPS light to come on? What would cause it to come on?

Hi there. This is a serious battery problem if the battery is now swollen and has no power. There has been an obviously internal fault. This will cause the vehicle to power down and the EPS light to come on...

Q: Car wouldn't start, electronics work

Hello there. Thanks for writing in about your 2001 Mercedes CLK430. There are a few potential causes for this. Most common would be a fuel pump, battery, battery cable, starter, or ignition switch. Any of those parts could be intermittently...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.