How many miles on it? Have you replaced the starter yet? From the few I've
observed, Troopers with the 3.2 v6 seem to wear out starters by 100-120k or
so... However, the 2 I've personally been involved with, it acted exactly
as if the battery had gotten weak or dead (but that wasn't the problem).
That's exactly what happened to my '97 Trooper S this
past Saturday. Had to have AAA tow it (free) to the used
car dealer, Fairly Reliable Bob's (seriously!). 109K miles.
Will cost me $279 for parts and labor. $45 hour labor rate
and parts at cost for their customers only here in Boise, ID.
I guess that just goes to confirm my observations... :-) I was with my
parents the day theirs went out in their 93 trooper...stopped for gas, and
that was it. On our 94, it was a slower death. I seriously thought the
battery was getting weak, even to the point of replacing it. I think now
that it may have been just fine...argh! But it too, once it went, that was
it. The big kicker from what I gather is that the starter is in a tough
place to get to, so it ends up being a bit more in labor than you might
otherwise expect. I guess we'll see if ours lasts long enough to wear out
another starter... :-)
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