Just bought a 1996 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0 Auto trans. Love it so far and it is helping me learn about auto repair… that said… I think I have an interesting problem…
The other morning my jeep wouldn’t start. Power everything works, lights work, back up lights work. Starter had been sluggish so I had it tested. Tested fine. Hook the starter back up and when I attach battery it turns over and runs constantly.
I removed the ignition wire from the starter solenoid and hooked it back up and the same thing happened. So I deduced the starter solenoid was stuck. Bought a new starter and replaced my old. Old starter was tested at autozone and it worked properly there (didn’t run without ignition).
I just bought the new starter anyway. Hook up battery and same thing happens–starter turns over.
Now I’m here scratching my head. How would just the cable from the battery be able to turn the starter over if it is all good?