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post #16 of 16 Old 09-19-2011, 02:03 PM Thread Starter
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SO...I FINALLY got everything figured out...

I bought a battery charger and gave the battery a good overnight charge - the next day it started up perfectly. Then 2 days later the same thing happened - went to start it and it cranked, but never turned over, tried again and the battery went dead again with nothing. I charged the battery again and sure enough, 2-3 days later the same thing.

I ended up taking it to a mechinic realizing there was something that was draining the battery over a period of a day or 2 of not driving. Sure enough, they traced the wiring back to the horn. The strearing wheel and stearing column have been replaced on this jeep and the horn was never hooked up properly. So all I had to do was disconect the horn completey and the problem has been solved for 2 weeks now.

Thank you all for your help...I am starting another tread in just a bit on some idle/carb questions and would appreciate any advice you can give me on that as well.

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