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I have a 06 Rubi w/ 3.5 RE SF, Latley it has developed a starting issue. I replaced the starter about 8 months ago with a new Mopar, and now it has started acting up again. I'd say about 80% of the time when I get in it and try to start it nothing happens. I get one click when I turn the key but that's it. I can pump the clutch or wiggle the shifter and it starts right upwith no drag. Has anyone seen of heard of this? What is it? What can fix it before wiggling and pumping not longer works?
 

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What's the defination of frequently? Do I avoid mud holes, no. Do I subermege my jeep in mud, no. Atleast I try no to.
 

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JJ-IN-JVILLE said:
What's the defination of frequently? Do I avoid mud holes, no. Do I subermege my jeep in mud, no. Atleast I try no to.
If you have driven through water or mud after the change, that can clog the brushes in the starter. Whenever I play submarine, I try to hose out the starter. Would not hurt to try.
 

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JJ-IN-JVILLE said:
I have a 06 Rubi w/ 3.5 RE SF, Latley it has developed a starting issue. I replaced the starter about 8 months ago with a new Mopar, and now it has started acting up again. I'd say about 80% of the time when I get in it and try to start it nothing happens. I get one click when I turn the key but that's it. I can pump the clutch or wiggle the shifter and it starts right upwith no drag. Has anyone seen of heard of this? What is it? What can fix it before wiggling and pumping not longer works?
If I understand right, if you pump the clutch and jiggle the shifter it will start?

I'd look at the interlock switch on the clutch then. You can bypass it by removing a fuse. Look at your owners manual for which one. If this solves the problem, take a look at replacing the clutch interlock switch.
 

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Check and see if you have voltage on that small wire that is connected to the solenoid. Do this while a helper turns the key to the start position. If you don’t have ~12 volts, they you can start digging into the interlock circuit. If you have ~12 volts, then your starter is most likely starting to **** the bed.
IMHO: Because I play in deep mud and water, I buy my starters from the parts stores that offer lifetime warranties. I just clean the parts up a little before returning to the store.

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