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Unread 08-07-2010, 03:38 PM   #1
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81 cj5 alternator not charging

i bought a new alternator and put it on still not charging took it back and tested it is good but still will not charge any can anyone help ?

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Unread 08-07-2010, 04:02 PM   #2
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sorry guys did a search and found what i needed
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Unread 08-07-2010, 05:00 PM   #3
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I saw this and started to Giggle. This was me for the last few weeks, I finaly gave in and took her to the shop and she's all better now. I wouldn't be surprised if it were half my threads you found your answers in LOL. Glad you figured it out. It was MADDENING to me!
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Unread 08-09-2010, 01:44 PM   #4
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i found a broke wire going to the starter
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Unread 08-09-2010, 03:36 PM   #5
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I saw this and started to Giggle. This was me for the last few weeks, I finaly gave in and took her to the shop and she's all better now. I wouldn't be surprised if it were half my threads you found your answers in LOL. Glad you figured it out. It was MADDENING to me!
So... What turned out to be the problem?
Did the 'Shop' tell you?
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Unread 08-11-2010, 05:46 PM   #6
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YES!!! It was a fusable link, but when they showed me where the wireing was jammed in the engine compartment it's no wonder I couldn't get to it let alone find it. My guy rewired with a new fusable link and showed me what was what SO now I know what I'm looking at as far as that goes. She is running like a bear now! If nothing else the price I paid (which wasn't much actualy) was worth it for the education.
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Unread 08-12-2010, 02:03 AM   #7
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Glad it was a cheap lesson! A test light, Ohmmeter and some patience can get you thru a lot when it comes to electrical.. once you know how things are supposed to work..
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Unread 08-12-2010, 06:06 AM   #8
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Kind of had a suspicion it was a fusible link or excite wire.

Fusible links fail so INFREQUENTLY that people just don't know what they are or where to find them.

They are VERY easy to change... *IF* you know where to find them!
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Unread 08-12-2010, 09:15 AM   #9
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LOL, Jeephammer that is EXACTLY what the mechanic said. He said on of the younger guys started checking it over and was all ready to make this big production out of what was wrong and he (who has a garage full of jeeps come to find out) was checking on the work and had to teach "all these kids" in the shop about "the simple" things. Apparently he suspected the fusible link from the get go too. But like I said NOW I know, and knowing is half the battle....please excuse the GI Joe moment.
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