SureTrack Real Fix: Patriot Games

Real Fixes from ShopKey’s SureTrack® expert information resource are documented issues from actual shop repair orders and community discussions. Read on to see how SureTrack can help you correct issues that are not easily diagnosed using OEM information alone. SureTrack is currently available free in our ShopKey Pro product.

Usually having a cranky vehicle is not a good thing, but when it won’t crank, you’re not going anywhere. Follow this real fix to see how this Jeep Patriot would not crank or start.

2008 Jeep Patriot Sport 2.4L

Engine Does Not Crank, Repaired Fuse Block Wiring Harness

The customer states the engine does not crank.

Confirmed the customer’s complaint and found the engine did not crank. Turned the ignition key to the start position and found no response from the starter motor. Used the multi-meter, measured the available specified 12 to 12.5 Volt battery voltage and found the voltage was present. Connected the multi-meter to the starter motor solenoid wire terminal, turned the key to the start position and found voltage was not present. Accessed the totally integrated power module (TIPM) fuse block terminal #8, turned the key to the start position and found the specified 12 Volts was present when measured with the multi-meter. Disconnected the battery, used the multi-meter to measure the resistance between the terminal #8 of the TIPM fuse block and the starter motor solenoid wire and found no continuity. Opened the fuse block wiring harness and found the TPIM fuse block #8 wire to the starter motor solenoid was broken.

Repaired the fuse block wiring harness and verified the vehicle operated properly. The customer’s concern did not return.

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About the Author

Nick Taylor

Nick Taylor is the SureTrack Community Administrator and a Senior Applications Specialist at Mitchell 1 with over 25 years of experience with electronic repair data systems. Nick previously worked in the automotive dismantling and engine rebuilding industries.