Ive been having intermittent starting issues with my Jeep.
When I insert my key, the lights on the dash turn on, the radio turns on but the engine will not start- there is a clicking noise coming from the glove box area and a whirring noise? from the engine, but nothing else happens. Also, the windows will not roll up/down.
Of course, the thing started this morning after a few days of trying- I held the key over for a few and was able to roll my window down/up- it worked, then the Jeep started…frustrating…
I have replaced the battery and have tested it since- its good. I have run tests on my alternator- removed the negative lead from the battery when the Jeep was running- it kept right on running even with the AC on. It is good.
I do not think it is the neutral saftey switch as the Jeep will start all of a sudden- and the NSS has nothing to do with my windows not working.
The battery leads are not corroded or loose. All connections and grounds I can see under the hood seem tight and uncorroded.
I am suspecting it may be in the ignition switch or a loose connection (somewhere!) or a relay of some sort. Not really sure where to start and I dont want to just throw parts ($$$) at this thing to try to fix it! Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you!