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Key turns and intermittently it will not engage starter. I…

Key turns and intermittently...

Key turns and intermittently it will not engage starter. I move shifter and eventually it starts.

Mechanic's Assistant: Can you turn the steering wheel at all? And what about the key? Is it worn or damaged?

Keys are good steering good

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Jeep?

2008 patriot

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Patriot yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes. I am considering a new solenoid replacing old one

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Sometimes it will die at idle

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2.0 or 2.4 engine? Has anything been replaced? Thanks.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
2.0
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Nothing replaced
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Well, gas cap replaced.
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Cleaned corrosion from battery terminals

Give me a few minutes to look into this for you, thanks.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Ok. Thanks

If you are sure shifting it around helps that would mean the transmission range switch has failed, this tells computer when transmission is in park/neutral which allows starter to function. Here are replacement instructions, let me know if you have questions. Thanks.

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https://www.dropbox.com/s/s7v644wzh0lf4bu/trss.pdf?dl=0

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https://www.dropbox.com/s/8ns7l461hrywwrc/trs2s.pdf?dl=0

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