my 2007 commander overland will not start. the starter solinoid will engage and all the lights, radio, and windows work just fine. had the battery tested, it was good. it just started this yesterday and what i am reading on other web sites isn't very good, nobody knows what is wrong. does anybody have any thoughts or ideas. i will be checking wires on the starter tomorrow, but after that i am totaly lost. thanks
the starter solinoid will click once and that is it. it is bone stock, i haven't done anything to it yet. the dash lights come on but then go off just like they would if it started. it does have remote start, does not work whe i try that either, does the horn honks once instead of twice and then nothing. also no work done to it since i bought it. my father inlaw has been a city mechanic for 35 years and he is completly lost and has no clue, the dodge dealership is clueless. i am up for anything right now, any suggestions will be tried and appreciated. thanks for the replys
I had the same problem. On the driver side underneath the vehicle locate the starter and there are two wires going into it. Wiggle the large gage wire. Then try to start the vehicle. If that works re-seal that write and clean it off. NOTE: you may want to remove the protective shield underneath its only a few bolts. The problem is caused because the two wires going into the starter is one power and one ground it shorts it self out before it gets to the starter.
I joined the forum today after researching a similar problem. Unfortunately for me I am not a car guy, so Big'O'Tires gave me the proverbial shaft last month. I had a new battery installed about 5 months ago--and then suddenly my '06 Commander wouldn't start. All of the electrical system worked fine, and eventually the Jeep would start up and run normally, but there was no rhyme or reason to the engine not turning over.
Big'O assured me it was the battery, but a week after the install I was having the same issue--it tends to happen more regularly in really cold temperatures, which we're not used to here in AZ, but I've pretty much determined it is the starter.
Question to all of you who are far wiser than I: What is the price difference between getting the starter replaced and replacing the harness as well?
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