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post #16 of 37 Old 02-13-2011, 08:28 AM Thread Starter
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ok well the magnetism test didnt work... where should i start looking for a bad 12v source wire thats broken? i dont see any easily

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post #17 of 37 Old 02-13-2011, 08:51 AM Thread Starter
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ive removed the fuse box and found that the DG/OR wire is running to a relay (V23074), how often do these relays go bad? could this be the issue, wires leading to it seem to be fine?
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post #18 of 37 Old 02-13-2011, 09:19 AM
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That relay should be the auto shutdown relay it feeds power to quite a few things and I doubt the jeep would even start if it was bad...do you have 12v switched power at that wire? If so I would connect your RED wire there and then hook the original field control terminal back up and remove your new voltage regulator

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post #19 of 37 Old 02-13-2011, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
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under further inspection i removed about 4 feet of electrical tape and discovered this on the ground wire! could this be causing the problem??
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post #20 of 37 Old 02-13-2011, 10:02 AM Thread Starter
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it also looks like the GRN/OR wire splits and also runs to the ignition coil..is that right?? not sure if the "split" looks factory or not...and obviously someone has done some "work" around this area.
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post #21 of 37 Old 02-13-2011, 10:16 AM
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Oh dang....

It could cause a no charge problem, but the alt should also be able to ground thru its mounts.

I would fix it for sure.

Now, the split going to the ignition coil should be factory (or at least there was one from the factory)

Have we confirmed no 12v at the Field wiring?

You can make a test light with a 12v bulb and a couple pieces of wire.

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post #22 of 37 Old 02-13-2011, 10:27 AM Thread Starter
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going to AZ to get some connectors and ill just get a test light

PLEASE stay tuned! THANKS
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post #23 of 37 Old 02-13-2011, 01:44 PM Thread Starter
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update: new ground wire installed, unfortunatly it didnt fix it. also i guess i bought the cheapest damn test light and it blinked once when i tested a connection now it wont work at all. so im not sure if the wire from the fuse box has 12v or not.... now what? the jeep runs smooth showing about 10v, however when i put on the lights and especially the A/C it starts to drag...making me think its running straight off the fresh battery. im starting to get frustrated now, but i feel like im so close!
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post #24 of 37 Old 02-13-2011, 02:20 PM Thread Starter
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just made a make shift test light, and not getting any power to the GR/OR wire in the fuse box however i am getting power from another wire in the same relay so the relay cant be bad right? where do i go from here
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post #25 of 37 Old 02-13-2011, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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this is how i got it hooked up

looks right to you doesnt it?
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post #26 of 37 Old 02-13-2011, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
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ok bad news now it doesnt even want to crank up! turns over good but doesnt crank up unless i give it gas and if i dont it dies! what gives?! starting to think $300 cherokee wasnt such a good idea
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post #27 of 37 Old 02-17-2011, 01:52 PM
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Ever get this sorted?

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post #28 of 37 Old 02-23-2011, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
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still not fixed, unfortunately been driving my mom's car... tested and its not getting fire. i got a new ignition coil and that wasnt it. i was talking to a few people and the said something about maybe messing with those wires could have fried the computer if i didnt have them in the correct spot so i went ahead and removed the pcm and noticed its a REMAN so someone else has obviously had a problem with it in the past. a new (reman) pcm is 250 from jeep and then another 110 to program to my jeep. i really dont have the money for it especially since im not 100% thats the problem. any other ideas? before i do the unthinkable and just sell it as is.
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post #29 of 37 Old 12-27-2011, 01:24 AM
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on this topic...............if im running a external voltage regulator do i eliminate the factory lil box that plug in to the fields on the back of the alt ??????????
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post #30 of 37 Old 12-28-2011, 10:05 PM
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Yes you would remove it and run new wires to have the regulator work as a stand alone system.

(You will probably have a CEL afterwards.)

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