2009 Jeep G. Cherokee will not start

ktmkaboom
20

Asked by ktmkaboom Jun 19, 2012 at 07:57 PM about the 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Car has power all accessories functioning, but doesn't start. Turn key & nothing happens (doesn't turn
over at all). Happened several times in past few days but keep turning key & would start after several
tries. I thought it was a key problem, however it won't start with any of the key now.

15 Answers

Tom Demyan
94,795

It's possible the ignition cylinder or ignition switch is bad.

4 out of 4 people think this is helpful.
ktmkaboom
20

Thanks Tom. I started car today & no problem. However, in the past week, I've turned the key once or twice & get nothing. The 3rd or 4th time it works like a charm. It's hit or miss, sometimes it works perfect, sometimes after several tries, and yesterday not at all. Do you still suspect the cylinder or switch?

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
TonytheWoodsman
995

Also you could clean the battery clamps and posts, if you haven't done so.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
ktmkaboom
20

Thanks Tony. I did that. Car is working OK last few days, but have no faith in it.

Mike Kirk
55

when you try turning the car and it doesn't start, listen for a click and see if any electric dash lights/digital clocks or courtesy lights dim.... if you hear a click it could be the starter motor (especially if the lights dim too), if you hear no click but the lights dim its more likely to be the coil or dodgy battery connection/earthing if neither happens its more likely the ignition barrel/wiring itself this is not foolproof but may getting you looking in the right place

5 out of 5 people think this is helpful.
scooterbates4
20

Had the exact same problem. Replaced the starter and it started up right away twice on the third try nothing. So now I have no clue what the problem is!

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
09Cherokee
180

My 2009 Cherokee just did exactly the same today as op... wouldn't start(no crank) with key, also tried factory remote start still no crank, called tow truck and tried one last time before towing then it cranked and started... have feeling is module or relay, please post if you've solved this problem.

12 out of 12 people think this is helpful.
thejeepdoctor
2,275

wireless control module locking up...there is TSB's abt this.

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.
pookisue
0

Ours does that too. We replaced the battery twice, starter twice and now I'm wondering if it's the transmission range sensor.

usetolovemyjeep
110

Same thing is going on with mine. Had AAA jump in and it started in N. Took is to dealer to have them look it over and they had no idea what the problem was. They sent me on my way with no answers. Wouldn't start again after about 3 weeks of starting every time. Let is sit for the weekend and it started right up using the factory remote starter. I haven't tried the key yet. Can someone please tell me what is going on because I'm getting nothing from the dealer.

11 out of 11 people think this is helpful.
09Cherokee
180

My non crank issue was a poor connection at the starter motor on the solenoid wire. The connection used is a female spade terminal like you would find used for car speakers. Most cars use an eyelet connector and it's bolted to solenoid..... When I went under the vehicle and grabbed the wire at the solenoid you could easily wiggle it at the connection, I unplugged (practically fell off) the female spade terminal and pinched it so it would be tight fit on the male terminal. That was months ago and it's been fine.

6 out of 6 people think this is helpful.
MadMadMudder
30

2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Not Starting. Possible solution. Yesterday, my 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee started for 2 seconds then the engine shut off. Did this three times then nothing. Turn the key all the lights came on but turning the key produced nothing. Had power to all electronic components inside. Saw people here with same issue and tried some suggestions. After disconnecting the battery and letting it sit, nothing. Tried starting it in neutral, nothing. Rocking it to make sure it was in Park, nothing. Tow truck driver came and said he had dealt with this before. It was the key. The car was not accepting it as a proper key and had shut down as part of the alarm system. Went home and got the other key and it started right up. Turned it off later and tried the other key, nothing. 2nd key it starts fine. If you have this issue does round red alarm light on the dash lite up when you turn the key ? A test to see if it's the key (ALARM SOUNDS DURING TEST) is to push the doors lock to set the alarm, unlock the drivers door from the outside manually using the key (not the electronic button on the key) the alarm should go off. Put the key in the ignition and turn. If the alarm does not stop you probably have a malfunctioning key. Pop the hood and disconnect the battery to shut the alarm off. Hope this helps.

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.
timothymfullerton
0

Great info,i called jeep dealer;one meechanic said ifalarm Stays on,malfunction to put charger on,with key on'forward,for halfhour,this may reset alarm

salseroso
0

Mad Mad Mudder this sounds identical to what just happened to me 2007 grand cherokee i had to leave the car parked cause didn't turn on at all thanks gonna try that.

Pistolpete426
10

I had the same issue 2005 jeep Cherokee would not start had power to everything. Cycled the key 10 times or so and it would start until today nothing. I Looked at everything, the key, the start relay, battery start motor here is what I found. There is a yellow wire that goes to the starter motor I wiggled it back and forth for a few minutes and it started right up. So the issue is the connection between the clip and the starter motor gets corrosion on. Clean that connection and you should be fine

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 2001 jeep grand Cherokee laredo 6 answers

    Just purchased a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo and just had a problem starting the Laredo. I turned the car off and tried to start it up and it wouldn't start in "PARK". Then I trying to shift it ...

    2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Starts then shuts off 2 answers

    I have a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee that will start but shut right off. I can rev it a little but it will still shut down so I know its getting fuel. I had the skim replaced about 5 months ago at a dodg...

    2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Why does my 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo die while driving? 4 answers

    My 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo die while driving. After it sits for about 30 mins it will start right up. It was doing it occasionally but it's starting to do it everytime i drive it & alot qui...

    1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Heater problems in 2004 jeep grand cherokee 2 answers

    2004 jeep grand cherokee when i start it it it will not blow warm air.Soon as i start moving it blows warm air.Been happening for about a week.No smell or anything....heater core ,no smell.

    2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Special Edition 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Jeep vs ford 2 answers

    I have a ford f 150 single cab 2001 model it also has only 54,000 miles on it.. I have the opportunity to trade it for a 1998 jeep grand Cherokee limited that has 130,000 miles. The jeep is the top o...

    Jeep Grand Cherokee

    -

    Shopping & Pricing

Grand Cherokee
Looking for a Used Grand Cherokee in your area?
CarGurus has 53,287 nationwide Grand Cherokee listings starting at $1,495.
ZIP:

Search Jeep Grand Cherokee Questions

Jeep Grand Cherokee Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 810
#2 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 630
#3 thejeepdoctor
thejeepdoctor
Reputation 580
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Wrangler"
1,007 Great Deals out of 43,485 listings starting at $1,800
Used Ford Explorer"
1,181 Great Deals out of 48,321 listings starting at $800
Used Toyota 4Runner"
367 Great Deals out of 12,275 listings starting at $1,595
Used Jeep Liberty"
617 Great Deals out of 10,396 listings starting at $1,488
Used Chevrolet Tahoe"
1,081 Great Deals out of 33,345 listings starting at $2,995
Used Dodge Durango"
431 Great Deals out of 20,884 listings starting at $1,250
Used Dodge Charger"
818 Great Deals out of 31,519 listings starting at $2,950
Used BMW X5"
363 Great Deals out of 9,020 listings starting at $3,987
Used Ford F-150"
2,569 Great Deals out of 174,400 listings starting at $1,746
Used Jeep Commander"
122 Great Deals out of 2,432 listings starting at $4,995
Used Jeep Compass"
382 Great Deals out of 15,511 listings starting at $4,521
Used Jeep Patriot"
363 Great Deals out of 22,093 listings starting at $3,990
Used Ford Escape"
1,711 Great Deals out of 56,182 listings starting at $1,400
Used Ford Edge"
907 Great Deals out of 32,201 listings starting at $6,699

Used Cars For Sale

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD For Sale
19 Great Deals out of 906 listings starting at $22,988
2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD For Sale
24 Great Deals out of 347 listings starting at $22,988
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD For Sale
51 Great Deals out of 1,426 listings starting at $17,477
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD For Sale
103 Great Deals out of 1,712 listings starting at $15,988