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Unread 11-02-2009, 05:10 AM   #16
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You have a bad battery, alternator, or battery wires.

Begin with basic trouble shooting of the start and charge systems. Remove, clean, and firmly reconnect all the wires and cables to the battery, starter, and alternator. Look for corroded or damaged cables and replace as needed. Do the same for the grounding wires from the starter to engine block, and from the battery and engine to the Jeep's frame/body.

Have the battery and alternator load tested at a repair shop or auto parts store.
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Unread 11-02-2009, 09:52 AM   #17
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....Tried to start and it made the machine gun electrical noise CLICK *CLICK*CLICK REALLY FAST
This is the most common symptom of bad wires, loose connections, or poor grounds.
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Unread 11-02-2009, 03:18 PM   #18
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ok so how easy is it to replace all battery cables? and what cables i exactly need?
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Unread 11-02-2009, 04:45 PM   #19
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That click, click, click that you hear is probably the starter solenoid. You can have someone try to start the engine and you get next to the starter and you should hear it real good.

It could be that your solenoid contacts are worn. Try this, get a rubber mallet or hammer and hit the starter a couple of good blows. Then try to start and see what happens. If it starts, you need to remove it and have it checked out.

The hammer hits may force the contacts to work or correct any starter motor issues that may be present.

The fact that you hear the clicks means that you are getting electrics to the solenoid. I would try this before spending money on parts or mechanics.

If this is not the issue then there are a couple of tests you can do to try to identify the problem.
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Unread 11-02-2009, 06:42 PM   #20
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well i jsut reaplced my iac and tps Just about $100
good thing i took out and replaced iac due to the fact that it was not in good condition and actually broken =()

pain the donkeys rear end to change them due to the fact that A> torx head needed and B> the second screws were either at a very wierd angle or hard to get tooo


NOW for the starter thing i know i had my started checked out when i got the truck and it tested out fine...but next time that happens ill bang on it. THen i know i need a new starter =[ o grt!


JUST EMPTY EVERY POCKET!!
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Unread 11-03-2009, 03:24 PM   #21
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well my zj started up really nice this morning so i think when i replaced iac and tps it fixed it lets keep our fingers corssed!!!
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Unread 11-03-2009, 05:21 PM   #22
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Hopefully its fixed, but wait at least 3 warm up - cool down cycles before you break out the champagne and party hats.
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Unread 11-04-2009, 04:00 PM   #23
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she still seems to be running fine hopefully she stays that way now!
ill have to wait till tomorrow morning for the final result.
Maybe i should replace MAP jsut incase becuase like i said i really dont want this to happen again it really is a pain in the ***.
Also the Crankshaft sensor ive been reading is a pain to get to and was wondering if theres any tips that anyone has to do that?
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Unread 11-04-2009, 06:15 PM   #24
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Maybe i should replace MAP jsut incase
Just wait a few days b4 changing anything else. Also, any time you change a sensor, disconnect the battery before you start.

You'll need 1/4 drive extensions to 18" and I think a 13mm socket from the bottom to get the bolt out. Then, depending on how much of a monkey you are, work around from the top or bottom to get the bolt back in. It helps to have someone on top and bottom. Shove it in as hard as you can with you hand and tighten the bolt.

All that being said, if it ain't broke, DONT FIX IT!
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Unread 11-04-2009, 08:50 PM   #25
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Just wait a few days b4 changing anything else. Also, any time you change a sensor, disconnect the battery before you start.

You'll need 1/4 drive extensions to 18" and I think a 13mm socket from the bottom to get the bolt out. Then, depending on how much of a monkey you are, work around from the top or bottom to get the bolt back in. It helps to have someone on top and bottom. Shove it in as hard as you can with you hand and tighten the bolt.

All that being said, if it ain't broke, DONT FIX IT!
Yes, either a 11mm or 13mm socket with a swivelhead adapter. And watch your elbow on the LCA. Owww!
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