i have a 96 gc and today we were driving the van around just fine and
drove home and turned it off. well went back out and it will not do
anything just a clicking sound and no turning of the motor at all. checked
the codes and all i get is a 12 and a 55. the 12 is disconnect battery but
it's all connected and all the lights and everything comes on. is this a
bad battery? i will go out and check the voltage here in a min. on the
check the battery and it is at 12.4 volts. checked all fuses under the hood
and all is good. well next would be the starter i guess. if anyone has any
ideas let me know. by the way it is the 3.3L.
ok this is what i have found out. it's the starter i gave the starter a
couple of light taps and the motor started right up. so it starts now but
for how long. i have to start saving money for a new starter.
I have a similar problem with a 98 gc van. I turn the key and nothing
happens. The lights, radio, horn and all other electrical equipment
work. I cleaned the battery terminals thinking that was the problem
but I still get it although it now will catch on the second or third
try. I was wondering if it was the starter. I had taken the car to a
local dealer but aside from charging me $90 for a analysis he could
find nothing wrong. Does anyone know if the strarter has a separate
The starter is attached to the solenoid and the solenoid is attached to
the starter, so either way you look at it you have to remove the starter. I
have always found it better insurance to replace them both because they are
of the same age--J
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