Stopped at the gas station and Jeep wouldn't re-start. Upon trying barely would register a reading on the Voltmeter, then the odd time would; intermittent; but only about a 10. Would read better on ACC (Accessory) a 12. A couple of days ago at the carwash when I turned the key to the ON position, the needle on the Oil Gauge moved up, down, up, down, ...... and the Voltage meter registered nothing then all of a sudden moved up and the Jeep finally started preceded by a slight hesitation on starting. Then today, nothing.
Tried boosting, but all I got was a clicking. Tried a few times, even tapped starter and solenoid. No luck.
Pulled battery and had it 'Load Tested'. Came back GOOD (Voltage: 12.52V; Measured 508 CCA; Rated 630 CCA; Temperature 23 degrees), but low on charge so added some distilled water (one cell fairly low), and am now trickle charging overnight.
Have since read a few old threads here and sounds like problem could be anything from a battery issue (above?), cable from battery to solenoid, or dirty grounds.
Be curious to hear some thoughts/suggestions.
Is there a short cut to start the Jeep where I could get it home/moved; if so how?
Check all connections first. It's very possible that you have an inadequate ground.
Had: '75CJ5 (back when they still made them), '76CJ7, '99 TJ.
Have: Metallic Silver '78 CJ7 Golden Eagle, 304 V8, ps., pb., A/C, ~3" Lift, 12.5"x33"x15 BFG AT's., T150/Dana20, Dana30/AMC20, 4.56 gearing, white hardtop.