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Experience:  25 years of experience, Certified Subaru Technician and Nissan factory trained.
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I have a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee with 130,000 miles. The

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Hi,
I have a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee with 130,000 miles. The car is not starting. The steering wheel does not lock. When I put in and turn the key, the radio goes on, the lights are on but the engine is absolutely silent. No crank, no whirring...nothing. Any thoughts on what the problem is?
Thanks,
Phillip Nikolis
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Jeep
Expert:  Mike V. replied 11 months ago.

Hello and thank you for your question!
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Expert:  Mike V. replied 11 months ago.

Is your jeep an automatic or manual?
What size engine is in it?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
automatic. Not sure of engine size.
Expert:  Mike V. replied 11 months ago.

Ok

Usually when you get dead silence when trying to start it, it's a problem with the neutral safety switch.

If you can, try putting it into neutral and then try to crank the engine. It may not work, but it's worth a shot.

Please let me know.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I'll try that.
Expert:  Mike V. replied 11 months ago.

Hopefully it will be a simple solution. If not, then we will need a test light or volt meter to run some tests