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I have a Jeep Grand Cherokee 2008, 3.7. Problem is ignition switch won’t turn off. Keeps cranking starter. The lightening bolt on dash comes up. Vehicle won’t start. Help please

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I saw this problem on a 2010 chev diesel. We had to disconnect the battery. His problem was the ignition switch shorted out causing current to feed the starter . There maybe a broken connection with the switch mechanism that is not allowing the switch to change the internal selection slide.
Now if the key is stuck and not returning, then the tumblers may have come apart . This would require a new key and tumbler assembly.

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SOURCE: 1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport Ignition Lights Come on but wont crank

Try putting the car in neutral and starting. If its a manual trans it might be the clutch pedal safety switch or it may be something as simple as a loose battery connection.

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SOURCE: 99 Jeep Grand Cherokee Brake light problem

You can adjust the switch by putting your thumbs on either side of the switch plunger and pushing toward the brake lever. The switch shaft will ratchet into the new position which is will then be depressed by the brake lever when it is the brake is not being depressed.

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SOURCE: 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee check engine light stays

go to autozone they will check codes for free

Posted on Jul 23, 2009

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SOURCE: 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo starter

This means it is the solenoid. But usually on those the starter and solenoid are one unit. They can be purchased individually, but it is usually almost as expensive as replacing the whole unit.

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