We have an 04 Liberty that as of yesterday afternoon would not start. It was driven around town yesterday morning, but after being parked for a few hours, would not and will not start.
The ignition can be turned to the ON, ACC positions, and the Lights, radio, etc work fine.
When the ignition is turned all the way, instead of the engine starting up, there is just a repetitive clicking noise. It sounds almost like a wind-up car when the ignition is turned.
It sounds to me like this is the Starter. The dash shows a blinking Check Engine Light when the ignition is turned on, after the normal pop-up icons dissappear.
Could disconnecting the negative lead of the battery cable help/ clear the possible code(s) for a while to see if it'll start?
Any help/advice is appreciated, I'd like to get it fixed ASAP