It's now reading that the battery is fully charged but the Jeep still won't turn over - doesn't even crank. The automotive wiring harness in a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee is becoming increasing more complicated and more difficult to identify due to the installation of more advanced automotive electrical wiring. To get the car restarted the vehicle must powered completely off and restarted. If there is a bad tooth on the sarter, it will not attempt to start, nor would you hear a cranking or whining noise like we owuld with older cars. There was an internal defect found in the wireless control module. Listening around the engine, I don't even hear the solenoid engage. An ember came out of it and fell on the carpet in the back and burned a hole all the way down to the metal, now my cluster panel is going nuts and all of my electrical is malfunctioning.
Always verify all wires, wire colors and diagrams before applying any information found here to your 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee. I was wondering if there is a recall because there should be. The manufacturer was made aware of the failures. Quality-Built, a division of Motorcar Parts of America, is an automotive aftermarket brand of professional-quality starters and alternators. The Jeep will not start using the key or the remote start. And so, make sure that you will check your cables and terminals routinely. Just looking for any suggestions or anything to try.
The contact stated that the vehicle was inadvertently moved through the run position to the accessory or off ignition position, and the engine shut off. In Ocotber, I took the Jeep to the dealer and they could not figure out the problem becasue it started everytime they tried. My car felt strange while driving like I wasnt able to accelerate so once I was able to pull off on the side somewhere and get my car in park, all my lights flickered heavily and shut off 1 by 1 and then my car lost all power completely. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who diagnosed that the starter needed to be replaced. I bought my 2008 Grand Cherokee in May 2011 and first had the problem in September 2011. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair.
Slow starts, grinding gears and clicking noises are signs that your Jeep Grand Cherokee starter needs to be switched out after years of use. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that there were no recalls on the vehicle. The charging system tested good, but I decided to replace the battery anyway it was nearing the end of its life anyway. I was able to find a starting system wiring diagram and work backwards from the starter. However, make sure that you will not rub the components too hard because this may cause damage to the contact areas.
I placed it back in Park and after holding the switch in start for a few seconds it started. Stop spending countless hours trying to figure out which remote start wires go to which 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee electrical module or automotive harness. Do not let starter motor hang from wire harness. Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable. The failure mileage was 47,000. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair.
Your Jeep Grand Cherokee combines performance and luxury with modern innovations, enormous power and the ability to customize and adjust precise driving settings. This is very frustrating and I am eager to hear what others may have to offer. I finally just replaced the starter and had the same problem then talked them into letting me exchange for another starter and no problems for several months. They diagnosed the problem and it was the actual starter. Thank you for your responses to my issue as well.
First the starter was replaced, then the wireless ignition module and lastly a shifter module but I am still having the problem. I'm assuming the starter is in the same spot on the diesels as it is on the regular gas engines? When the key is turned to the start position you can hear the fuel pump prime and the relay turn off the accessories but it doesn't seem to engage the starter. In either case, the starter should be replaced. Took starter to Napa said starter was good,. The vehicle was not repaired.
The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in any recalls. The battery was then replaced. Because of road debris and other contaminants that enter the engine, the terminals and cable clamps of your Jeep Grand Cherokee's starter become ineffective. This is very frustrating and I am eager to hear what others may have to offer. I noticed that when it does not start on me, it ussually takes a full day for the car to reset and then it starts. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure.
Or it will start, then immediately turn off. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled several times. Tilt nose downwards and lower starter motor far enough to access and remove nut that secures battery positive cable wire harness connector eyelet to solenoid battery terminal stud. Move starter motor towards front of vehicle far enough for nose of starter pinion housing to clear housing. I have had to tow the car 4 times and it has been to the dealership twice. I have to do this multiple times before the key slides all the way left into the off position. If you want your starter to last, make sure that you will inspect all its cables before taking your Jeep Grand Cherokee for a drive.