Jeep Grand Cherokee 2007 won't start -- lights come on -- get a message that says "transmission over temp" it's been parked for 12 hours. HELP!

Asked by Mar 16, 2016 at 10:01 AM about the 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I got in my car to go to work this morning and it wouldn't turn over.  No click or nothing.  My lights, radio, etc.. all work and I have just replaced the battery. I have read on some forums that the solenoid wires can be the problem. I don't have money to take to a mechanic... can this be done by a lay person?  Also have others had this issue and fixed by cleaning or changing out the wires (pigtail) ?

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Also when I use the key fob It will honk twice and that's where it usually starts up. It didn't start but I could hear something click like it was trying to do something....

745

Its more than likely your starter. Have someone tap it with a ball peen hammer while you try to start it. If it starts, thats your issue

101,915

It does sound like a starter especially if the click is loud and coincides with turning the key to crank. The only other thing I can think of is they didn't clean the battery terminals when the battery was replaced, but don't do this yourself as you might need a preset saver tool so your computer systems won't loose programming for your accessories. If that happens you will wind up at the dealer to get it reprogrammed.

Well the good news is that my Jeep is fixed. It was the Pigtail wiring. I had a friend who owns a mechanic shop who replaced the wiring for 190.00 including labor. Now she starts and runs fine!!

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