If you have no sound at all when trying to start your jeep the most likely culprit will be your battery. So let’s take a look at your battery.
Here is a simple test that you can do to be able to determine if your problem with your battery.
First, turn your ignition key to the point just before your engine starts to turn over.
Now, with the key in this position take a look at the lights on your dashboard. You will want to take a look at how bright these lights.
Are your dash lights very dim or out altogether?
This will indicate that you have a problem with your battery as your dash lights run directly off of your battery.
Here is what you need to do next.
Open the hood of your jeep. Find the location of the battery and take a look at it. One of the first things you want to look at is your battery terminals.
Is there a noticeable amount of white crud like stuff on the terminals?
This is the most common cause if you have no sound at all when trying to start your Jeep This means that your battery terminals are corroded. You will need to clean the corrosion off of the battery terminals and battery posts using a wire brush. You can also use some baking soda and a little water to help dissolve the corrosion.
Be very careful to not get any of the corrosion on you as it will burn your skin and eat holes right through any clothing it comes in contact with.
After you have all of the corrosion removed, reinstall the battery cables and you should be good to go.
Try coating the battery terminals with some petroleum jelly to help the corrosion from returning.
If your dash lights are not very dim or out altogether then you probably have a bad solenoid. You will have to replace the solenoid with a new one.No, there isn’t a noticeable amount of white crud like stuff on the terminals
If there isn’t a noticeable amount of white crud like stuff on the terminals then you have a dead battery. Using a battery charger, charge up the battery and see if that fixes the problem. It’s possible you left a light on and that caused your battery to go dead.
If your battery will not take a charge, then it’s time to go out and buy a new one.
If your battery does take a charge and the problem returns it’s possible that you have a problem with your charging system. You can take your jeep to an auto parts store and they should be able to check for problems for free.
I hope that this article on what to do if you have no sound at all when trying to start your jeep was helpful.