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post #1 of 9 Old 05-06-2008, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
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Help!!!

so ive been having problems with my 97 grand cherokee, and i need to drive it 500 miles loaded with stuff back home.

i tried to start it the other day, and it almost didnt start, but i gave it some gas and it was fine. then when i got to where i was going, i shut it off and all the lights died. sounds normal, but the lights arent all suppose to die, like the headlights stay on for a while and stuff. it acted like the battery was dead.
then 10 minutes later the lights came back on and it started fine. then it did it again one more time, and i drove it back to campus and it was fine except all the lights and dashboards were flickering.

now, its running fine, the battery is fine and the alternator is fine. i had those checked at autozone. the only thing now is that the computer thing...the screenthat says a door is opened or when i need an oil change.. it keeps flashing. whole thing on and off, plus th etime keeps getting messed up. and i dunno why


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post #2 of 9 Old 05-06-2008, 09:22 PM
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Electrical short?? Computer freaking out??

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have you checked your oil?

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post #4 of 9 Old 05-06-2008, 09:30 PM
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Sounds like it's the flux capacitor to me.

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post #5 of 9 Old 05-07-2008, 12:18 AM Thread Starter
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well it does say that i need an oil change. does it flash when it gets to zero? i havent had it long and i dont have a manual.

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post #6 of 9 Old 05-07-2008, 01:14 AM
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Bad ground somewhere or like said above a short somewhere. Sometimes battey cables can get corroded way up inside. It could also be the BCM.

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post #7 of 9 Old 05-07-2008, 07:38 AM
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Mine acted just like that, come to find out the (-) terminal on the battery was loose. Hope that helps
But it does sound like a loose connection somewhere.
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post #8 of 9 Old 05-08-2008, 12:44 AM
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that actually really does sound like a battery connection problem... clean your battery terminals, I would bet that solves the problem
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post #9 of 9 Old 05-08-2008, 01:21 PM
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Mine did that right before my battery died. So you either have a loose or dirty connection at the battery terminals or your battery is about to die, regardless of what Autozone told you. Sometimes they have an intermittant dead cell in them.

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