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post #1 of 5 Old 05-01-2013, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
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Electrical Issue and No Start

So a few weeks ago my ZJ stalled at a stop sign and I haven't driven it since. At the time it would start, but if I let it run for a few minutes, turned it off, and tried to start it again it wouldn't start. I had it towed to a mechanic and he said before he could even look to see if there was another stalling problem he had to replace the water pump because it was leaking so badly. He was going to charge me an arm and a leg however, so I decided to just do it myself. This was last weekend. Unfortunately it is also my finals week at school, so I have been working on it in the spare few hours I have had over the past few days. I finally have nearly everything installed, and I get under the car to make sure that the holes are all lined up for me to put my radiator in, when I hear a clicking noise. I followed the sound and it seemed to be coming from around the fuse box by the passenger foot space. I now have the radiator back in and everything hooked up, but the car won't start (it just clicks) and I have no radio, or any display things, and no power locks. The only things that seem to work are the lights, the door ajar alarm, and I can see the "abs" light on my dash, although that is the only light I see on my dash.

I have already towed the thing back and forth from a mechanic, so if you guys have any ideas I'd love to hear them. Thanks!

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post #2 of 5 Old 05-01-2013, 11:13 PM
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First things I would check are the battery charge, battery terminals, and grounds. Then.....


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post #3 of 5 Old 05-01-2013, 11:54 PM
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Sounds like the same problems I had when my battery died.

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post #4 of 5 Old 05-02-2013, 10:02 AM
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alarm ?

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post #5 of 5 Old 05-02-2013, 10:44 AM
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It's likely your battery is under charged, could have happened while you were working on it especially if the hood light was on for a long time. Sometimes when the battery doesn't have enough power a relay will just click over and over trying to trip itself, but can't quite do it since there isn't enough power.
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