NEWBIE HERE, CAN ANYONE ASSIST INA NO CRANK PROBLEM?

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  1. IHateJEEPKK

    IHateJEEPKK New Member

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    Hey guys new to the forum, currently just bought an 08 KK with 124xxx miles, new battery, new ignition switch, newly programmed keys, and still wont crank. When the key is turned to start it bumps the starter rapidly but wont turn over. if jumper the starter relay it spins over just fine. any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. Billwill

    Billwill Full Access Member

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    Have you swapped the Starter Relay over with an identical one?;)

    May be the Ignition Switch or Actuator Pin Assembly which is a big problem on the KJs...don't know if they changed this Pin Assembly on the KKso_O

    You have changed the ignition switch I see.

    On the KJs the switch position on the steering column is held on by a single Torx screw.

    I had the problem and some other KJ owners have had the problem in that the switch when mounted can be rotated slightly advanced or retarded with respect to the Actuator Pin Assembly.

    This either has the effect that the Switch is only just making contact when rotated to the Start position or in my case with a Manual box...the Jeep would start when I depressed the clutch...instead of waiting for Ignition Switch to also be activated.

    The cure for this is to slightly elongate the hole that the Torx Screw goes through so as to slightly advance/retard the switch position!;)

    While working in that area check the connector on the Switch is on firmly!
     
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