No start issue

Amber Lawson

Asked by Nov 20, 2014 at 04:00 PM about the 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Special Edition

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When i try to start my 04 jeep grand
Cherokee there is nothing when switched to
the on position all the gauges start
bouncing erratically and interior lights are
very dim and flickering. I had the battery
tested and it is good the alternator is also
good can someone please help with this
issue i have been left stranded twice with
my 3 children. Thanks

7 Answers


When this happen,did you try to jump start it with another car?And if so did it crank and run?

Amber Lawson

No it would not run at all but it would crank i had to stay in the gas to keep it running


Sound,s like you may need a set of plug,s in it fouled plug,s will cause it to flood with gas and not crank,and even when running will run ruff.The cranking issue when guage,s go crazy,is a weak battery,or cable,s going to starter and the body ground,


One more thing to add,the starter will do this all so,meaning the eratic guage jumping,starter may be going bad.

Amber Lawson

Thank you very much i will let you know what it was lol


Your welcome.

Amber Lawson

Ok so its not the battery itself it is the posts and cables on the battery. Thanks again. Have a Happy turkey day

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