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Old April 29th, 2008, 14:04
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Intermittent No Start

My rig began not starting about 3 weeks ago. I turn it to "start" and it does nothing. I tapped the solenoid a couple times and it started right up. About a week later, it did it again. Now I have to do it 2 out of 3 times I drive it and I have to tap on it more. Is this just the solenoid or the starter too? Do I have to take the starter out to change the solenoid? How do I change the solenoid, any special tools or procedures?
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Old April 29th, 2008, 16:05
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Re: Intermittent No Start

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Old April 29th, 2008, 16:17
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Re: Intermittent No Start

assuming the Jeep in question is the one in your profile (1990) and assuming it's a 4.0l, the solenoid is available separately, but at almost half the price of a starter with a solenoid, I'd say change them both and be done with it.

Oh, and yes, you will need to remove the starter to change the solenoid any way.
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Re: Intermittent No Start

One gremlin to always watch out for is the neutral safety switch on the AW4.
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Old April 29th, 2008, 18:19
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assuming the Jeep in question is the one in your profile (1990) and assuming it's a 4.0l, the solenoid is available separately, but at almost half the price of a starter with a solenoid, I'd say change them both and be done with it.

Oh, and yes, you will need to remove the starter to change the solenoid any way.
It's actually a 91 HO 4.0L motor. You are right about the price, for some reason, I thought the starter was ove $100...
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Old April 29th, 2008, 19:38
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Re: Intermittent No Start

OK, I just noticed that the starters at the parts store are for 1987 to 1998 Cherokees. Can I use the one in my 1988 Renix 4.0L for my 1991 HO 4.0L? I have to do this first thing in the morning, so I really need to know tonight. Thanks!!!
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OK, I just noticed that the starters at the parts store are for 1987 to 1998 Cherokees. Can I use the one in my 1988 Renix 4.0L for my 1991 HO 4.0L? I have to do this first thing in the morning, so I really need to know tonight. Thanks!!!
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