Complicated Crank – No Start

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It has been awhile since we featured a case study from Bob in Massachusetts. They’re always well organized, interesting and helpful, and this one is no exception. Here, he recounts a 2008 Jeep Wrangler with a “Click/No-Crank” complaint when the vehicle was hot.

As he notes, his first reaction was, “…it sounded like the classic click/no-crank of a bad starter.” But, based on everything involved in executing a successful crank on this vehicle, he decided to dig a little deeper. Of course, since this turned into a case study, things turned out to be a little more complicated. In fact, throwing a new starter at this one wouldn’t have solved the problem at all.

Read the full story to find out what the root cause was and, more importantly, the diagnostic path Bob used to get him to a successful and lasting repair.

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