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Old August 2nd, 2013, 09:31 PM   #1
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Starter engaging on it's own

I was woken up this morning at around 3 am to a weird sound outside. Walked outside and found out that the engine in my XJ is turning over and hand to disconnect the battery to stop the starter from engaging the engine. I have not driving the XJ in about a week so I have no idea why it did that last night. Anyone ever had that happen to them and anyone know why it would all of a sudden do this?

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Old August 2nd, 2013, 09:32 PM   #2
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Solenoid, relay?

If you put the battery cable back on, does it turn over again
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Old August 2nd, 2013, 10:03 PM   #3
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Just reconnected the battery cable and no it doesn't continure to turn over. Kind of makes no sense as to why after sitting for a week somehow the relay engages to power the starter. Think I should find out if one of my family members has died recently...lol
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Old August 2nd, 2013, 10:07 PM   #4
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Did you look underneath for a "insert racial slur here" trying to start it with a screw driver?
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Old August 3rd, 2013, 05:17 AM   #5
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Did you look underneath for a "insert racial slur here" trying to start it with a screw driver?
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Old August 3rd, 2013, 07:01 AM   #6
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Remote start?
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Old August 3rd, 2013, 07:03 AM   #7
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Did you look underneath for a "insert racial slur here" trying to start it with a screw driver?
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Old August 3rd, 2013, 07:58 AM   #8
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Short to Power somewhere. Mine did that before, signal wire to starter rubbed through and touched stuff.
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Old August 3rd, 2013, 08:03 AM   #9
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Short to Power somewhere. Mine did that before, signal wire to starter rubbed through and touched stuff.
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Old August 3rd, 2013, 09:32 AM   #10
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My wife had a Liberty that did that. Drove me nuts. The neighbors would tell us our jeep would start itself and run for a few minutes. It turned out the remote start had a setting in it that would start your vehicle and run for a set amount of time. It also had a setting that if your battery was getting low, it would also start. To enable it was a bunch of buttons on the fob pressed in a certain order. It was obvious our son was the culprit
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Old August 3rd, 2013, 11:35 AM   #11
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Don't have a remote starter for it. If there was a wire touching somewhere to power it, why would it start doing this after sitting for a week. Would think it would have done it right away. Puzzling.. will figure it out..lol
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