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post #1 of 3 Old 09-08-2015, 08:03 AM Thread Starter
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Having trouble starting the JK

so here we go guys, for the last year or so I have noticed when I turn my key there is a slight hesitation before the JK fires up. Lately its gotten worse, so that sometimes I turn the key 5-10 times before it actually turns over. The lights on the dash, the radio, all come on, but nothing else, doesn't try to turn over. Then if I keep turning the key on and off, eventually it will fire, usually if I am holding the key in the on position. I thought maybe my clutch interlock was going bad but when it won't start i tried shifting to 4 low and that didn't help. I also expected that the starter or solenoid would have quit instead of giving me trouble for so long. I am leaning towards an ignition fault.

Now this morning coming to work my tire pressure light was coming on randomly, along with the little red circle light that I think indicates the security system is on, even though I have security system.

Any ideas? Am I on the right track thinking its something in the ignition? Anyone else experience these symptoms?

Last few notes, the JK is a 2010 6speed with 125k miles.
No other issues with it other than what is described.
It goes into the shop tomorrow to be checked.
checked and getting no codes thrown.
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post #2 of 3 Old 09-08-2015, 09:10 AM
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Check for loose or corroded ground straps under the hood, especially anywhere the TIPM is grounded.
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post #3 of 3 Old 09-10-2015, 12:29 PM Thread Starter
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just figured i'd update this, in case anyone else runs into it. Turns out there was a bad relay between the ignition and the starter solenoid. Cheap, quick fix :-)
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