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Unread 09-30-2013, 04:50 PM   #1
jeepleven
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Battery drain

Have a 2009 Cherokee limited. In the past 3 months I have, on two occasions, only got the clicking sound as I started up. All the dash lights work and I could remote unlock. The battery appears dead as a dodo! The click,click is, I am told, the starter motor. The Jeep starts under jump leads and the battery charges. Any ideas as to the cause of the apparent total drain of the battery? (Nothing electrical has been left on overnight)

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Unread 09-30-2013, 06:54 PM   #2
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battery drain

Start by disconnecting the ground battery cable and inserting either a test light or a volt meter.If the light lights or it reads voltage then it has a draw on the battery.Start pulling fuses until the light goes out or the meter shows no voltage.that function will be the problem.
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Unread 09-30-2013, 07:25 PM   #3
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^^that Plus read the battery voltage with engine off, note if during start if your headlights greatly dim. Read battery voltage with engine running and post all voltage readings. Or just remove the battery, full charge it and have it load tested.

You could have the starter load tested as well.
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Unread 10-01-2013, 04:52 AM   #4
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Clean your battery connections. A bad connection to the battery post can have those symptoms.

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Unread 10-01-2013, 08:20 AM   #5
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Clean your battery connections. A bad connection to the battery post can have those symptoms.

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Unread 10-01-2013, 09:48 AM   #6
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Thanks for the helpful comments. I know where to start now.
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