starter issue is what it sounds like. sounds like the starter shaft is spinning for a few seconds before bendex is plunged out to engage flywheel/flex plate. any kind of grinding at the split second it begins to crank? as in, starter shaft gear(while spinning) engaging with flywheel or flexplate teeth.
may be gummed up and being cold out some grease inside may be holdin it from plunging out. Happens with Harley Davidson starters, the jeep starter is identicle.
does it seem to happen more often during the first start of the day or sitting a long time, vs starting up from a short shut off, getting gas, whatever?
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