1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee won't start...?


I have a 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee laredo v6. It has been sitting for 6 mths and I just started messing with it, so my son can drive it to school. So, when you go to start it, it kinda clicks but all the lights go dim and the radio shuts off. But the we checked the battery and it was fine, but to make sure we went to autozone and got a brand new battery and it still didn't do anything. Then we took off the starter and took it to autozone and they tested the solenoid and the starter and they were both fine. The guy at autozone said it could be the ignition switch, but we are unsure. We still can't figure out what it is..

Please help,

serious answers only

thanks in advance

7 Answers

  • C-Tech
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Double check the tightness and clean the terminal ends on the battery, at the starter, and the fusebox. Good luck.

    Source(s): Chrysler tech 10+ years
    • Mike5 years agoReport

      The dealerships will not tell you this because of security reasons

  • 1 decade ago

    I don't think it's the ignition switch because you are getting a Response when you tun it.If you sure the battery is charged it has to be a problem with the cables,even if they appear to be good double check or replace them.Make sure the negative cable is grounded good to the block.Take it off and clean it up or replace.It sounds like a grounding problem to me .Good Luck

  • chaz
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Assuming everything else is fine, check the battery cables and connections to make sure they are clean and tight and the ground is grounded properly. I suspect it might be a bad cable or connection.

    Source(s): 10 years as a mechanic
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It's probably one of the battery cables, sometimes they get corrosion up inside under the insulation. you could check the engine ground too.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    possible ground cable on the block.

  • Chrys
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    alternator ???

    electrical problem ???

    you shouldn't start a vehicle thats been sitting so long without puting fresh gas and oil in it..they DO go bad...

  • Mike S
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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