Common Problems Found on a Jeep Wrangler Starter Solenoid
Early morning drives usually start by cranking your engine to life. Normally, you would want your engine to start up quickly. This means that you should hope that your starter solenoid is up to scratch when it comes to your engine. It is what provides the electricity that jump-start your engine to responsiveness. A bad solenoid gives off little or no electricity at all, and this could be problematic for you. Here are a few takes on what it's like to have a bad starter solenoid:
Engine doesn't start
The starter solenoid's job is to provide electricity for the engine. This, in turn, is what turns the flywheel in order for the engine to come to life. In cases where you have a bad starter solenoid, most of the time, the engine remains dead. Failure to bring your engine to life could mean that you have a bad starter solenoid, and not a bad battery. Another thing that would confirm this is if the idiot lights on your dash begins to dim while starting your engine.
While starting your engine, you may fall victim to a non-responsive one accompanied by a series of 'click' sounds. The thing that differentiates this as a failure with the solenoid and not with the battery is the clicking sound. If you try to bring the engine to life, but hear a few clicking sounds, then your battery is the culprit. However, if the clicking sound persists as long as you attempt to start your engine, then your starter solenoid may have a problem.
Starters are a part of the solenoid that is quick to give up. Since they are often used and are stored in hot temperatures, changing your starters regularly is essential in keeping your car running well. If your engine starts turning slowly, check your starters. This may be a tell-tale sign that your starter may already be giving up. Another way in which you can figure this out is when your car's lights dim every time you try to start your engine.
Other common reasons
In a car, one of the reasons that a system may fail to work properly is contaminants. These may get into your engine and they may cause all sorts of trouble for you. Loose and dirty connections may cause your starter solenoid to work improperly. Other factors such as corrosion may also play a part in your starter solenoid's gradual deterioration.