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Unread 05-09-2011, 11:00 PM   #1
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Wj my jeep went haywire and now wont turn on...

2 weeks ago i was driving my gauges went crazy and i looked at my dash to see that my jeep was overheating, i pulled over turned it off and waited a few minutes and then continued home, luckily i was right around the corner from my house. come to find out my fan was not turning on so for the next 2 weeks it sat in my driveway until this past Friday i took it to pep-boys for the free check engine light evaluation when all was said and done it ended up being my cooling fan control module which they wanted to charge me $200 to replace, i bought the module myself for cheap and replaced it in less then 30 minutes, so thinking all was good i take a weekend trip and on the way home my dash starts flickering and my jeep starts running very rough so i pulled over to side of the road and turned it off and it wouldnt turn back on, absolutely no power! so it sat for a few hours and then started chirping... i took both terminals off the battery and let it sit for the night. so today i get home jump start it and stays on for a few minutes the second i give it gas it shuts off... my alternator is not bad... any ideas on what it could be?

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Unread 05-09-2011, 11:04 PM   #2
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double check the tightness of the battery terminals--even a little bit of leeway, and WJs get crazy.

Could also be a failing battery.

As for giving it gas and it shutting off, will it idle indefinitely?

Do you see a Key with a line through it on the dash? (skis)


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Unread 05-09-2011, 11:09 PM   #3
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Unread 05-10-2011, 01:34 AM   #4
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Narnwv: the battery is barely a year old and I have an alarm that chirps randomly before this issue, like when my neighbor starts her truck my alarm will go off of closing the door to another car does it... I know I need new battery clamps and there is no mil with a key and a line through it, also my ignition has resistance in it and it's going out I can take my key out while driving
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Unread 05-10-2011, 06:31 AM   #5
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Narnwv: the battery is barely a year old and I have an alarm that chirps randomly before this issue, like when my neighbor starts her truck my alarm will go off of closing the door to another car does it... I know I need new battery clamps and there is no mil with a key and a line through it, also my ignition has resistance in it and it's going out I can take my key out while driving
Is it TOP SECRET or are you willing to tell us what engine you have?
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Unread 05-10-2011, 07:57 AM   #6
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If you know you need new battery clamps then Narn was right on,change those and you should be good to go.
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Unread 05-10-2011, 12:10 PM   #7
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Kinda sounds like a ground issue, had something similer happen to mine, changed out termnals and not a prob since. Its a good cheap place to start.
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Unread 05-10-2011, 01:08 PM   #8
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Narn wasn't blowin smoke, battery terminals and questionable batteries are a known problem for erratic behavior.
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Unread 05-10-2011, 02:13 PM   #9
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its a 4.0... its my red beast as i call her haha... alright so when im replacing the terminals i disconnect it from the battery is there anything special i need to do or know when replacing them like which side to do first?
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Unread 05-10-2011, 02:48 PM   #10
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this is a picture of my battery and the clamps ill post a link of what my dash was doing after i jump started it and gave it gas and it died...
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Unread 05-10-2011, 02:57 PM   #11
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Those terminals and clamps look pretty clean. Have you had the battery tested?
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Unread 05-10-2011, 04:25 PM   #12
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Can you get the jeep to an auto parts store? You can have them test the battery and alt. When you change your clamps out disconect both leads and do witch ever first, they also make some grease for your terminals that reduce corrosion. Also could check connection on starter. Doubt that is the prob but I would still check.
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Unread 05-10-2011, 06:17 PM   #13
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the negative side doesnt tighten completely... malibubts: the last battery i had, had a bad cell so i got this one last april and didnt have problems except for the alarm randomly going off... Cnolenwj: i cant get it out of my driveway... and on the clamp replacement do i cut the clamp off the wires?
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Unread 05-10-2011, 06:35 PM   #14
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Yeah, you have to with the original clamps, new ones will bolt onto the wire, cut as close to the clamp as possible. Its real easy. And if your negitive dosnt tighten all the way im pretty sure thats the problem, same thing happend on mine.
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Unread 05-10-2011, 06:51 PM   #15
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Here is a pic of mine, pretty simple, cheap, and straight forward. Let me know how it goes.
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