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Ran fine yesterday. Went out to start it. All the lights came on press the start button, hear the fuel pimp, but not starter. Not a sound. A message comes on briefly saying to charge the battery to achieve selected ride height. Of course, I had not attempted to change the ride height. The battery seem fine. horn, light..etc. Just no starter. Any thoughts?
 

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Hi,

We just had this problem with our 14. Dealer said it was bad starter. Trying to put a new starter in but I can’t get the darn thing out. Anyone have any luck replacing the starter and tips on how to get the old one out?
 

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Hi,

We just had this problem with our 14. Dealer said it was bad starter. Trying to put a new starter in but I can’t get the darn thing out. Anyone have any luck replacing the starter and tips on how to get the old one out?
Any update on this? I'm at 89k and my 14' just lost its starter. Click and no crank. I dropped the under panel and I can just barely see the starter from the driver side. I cant see how I could get at this thing from below... just too much crap in the way. Just as much in the way from above too.
 

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Any update on this? I'm at 89k and my 14' just lost its starter. Click and no crank. I dropped the under panel and I can just barely see the starter from the driver side. I cant see how I could get at this thing from below... just too much crap in the way. Just as much in the way from above too.
hey, unfortunately you do have to access the two bolts holding the starter from the bottom of the car along with the wires to the solenoid portion. You also do have to loosen the motor mount bolt on the driver sides and jack the motor up from the pan to get the starter out. It also gives you better clearance for access to the bolts. I tried every which way to not jack the motor up but you have to do it. It’s not that bad. Let me know if you have any other questions.
 

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hey, unfortunately you do have to access the two bolts holding the starter from the bottom of the car along with the wires to the solenoid portion. You also do have to loosen the motor mount bolt on the driver sides and jack the motor up from the pan to get the starter out. It also gives you better clearance for access to the bolts. I tried every which way to not jack the motor up but you have to do it. It’s not that bad. Let me know if you have any other questions.
Ouch. I was hoping it would be a quick job but I feel like this is going to suck. So, support engine, remove engine mount, jack engine up, and then starter is accessible? Anything else you can think of that might be helpful? Any guides or manuals for these cars on the internet?
 

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Ouch. I was hoping it would be a quick job but I feel like this is going to suck. So, support engine, remove engine mount, jack engine up, and then starter is accessible? Anything else you can think of that might be helpful? Any guides or manuals for these cars on the internet?
That’s the procedure. We bought a one day subscription to the service manual. That gave the step by step for the procedure. Really helpful. But I can’t remember where on the net it was. But it is there.
 

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I just wanted to update:

This job was awful. Remove under trays, remove engine mount, jack up engine as much as possible, remove all bolts, remove start. Seems simple enough but the engine mount itself is hard to remove. The bolt closest the the front of the car is blind. I tried all sorts of swivels and what not from above and below and there is just no direct path. Reach in there and remove it by feel. Then the starter bolt holding the positive wire is hard to get to... again-- do it blind. No wya to fit your face and your hand up in there to see what you're doing lol. A ratcheting wrench helps. Pro tip - the top start bolt is threaded in from the transmission side... remove the transmission under-tray and you should see it up top. I struggled for a while until I realized where the bolt threaded through.

Everything went back together way faster than it came apart. I can see these trucks being an absolute nightmare to work on. All the technology of the latest European cars but packaged by an american brand lol. Brutal combination. This coming from someone who has rebuilt entire BMW engines. Starter probably dies so damn fast because it is literally touching the exhaust manifold... Oh and where the hell is the battery located? I disconnected the positive cable running near the passager side of the car because I couldn't find it LOL. That worked but I still don't know where the battery is.
 

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The actual battery is under the passenger seat. Easiest to get to it if you move the passenger seat as far forward as you can.
 

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Ran fine yesterday. Went out to start it. All the lights came on press the start button, hear the fuel pimp, but not starter. Not a sound. A message comes on briefly saying to charge the battery to achieve selected ride height. Of course, I had not attempted to change the ride height. The battery seem fine. horn, light..etc. Just no starter. Any thoughts?
My 2014 Jeep Grand Diesel is doing the exact same thing. It starts one day, then wont start the next time I need to drive it. It started up this morning and I moved it in the driveway to wash it. Now an hour later it won't start. I wouldn't start yesterday either. So it is intermittent failure. I would like to know if the starter really is the problem? I read elsewhere about the brake light switch, push button starter, key fob, low battery and loose connections. This failure seems to be fairly wide spread. I do not want to go to the dealer or replace several things with bad results. Has anyone got to the bottom of this?
These diesel Jeeps are great when the run. Well at least mine is because I eliminated the DEF system and flashed the computer. Now it is a great running and powerful Jeep. But it just won't start when I need it.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks LittleG, Somewhere west of Boston, GOD Bless America!
 
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