Amps indicator light on dash is on -
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back > Models > Jeep CJ Forum > Amps indicator light on dash is on

FS: Wranger BRIGHT License Plate LED! Just $3! Great valueIntroducing MONSTALINER™ UV Permanent DIY Roll On Bed LineG2 Disc Brake Conversion Kit for Jeep Wrangler YJ TJ LJ Ch

Unread 01-10-2002, 09:23 PM   #1
Matt Graham
Registered User
2001 TJ Wrangler 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: LaGrange, Georgia
Posts: 1,353
Amps indicator light on dash is on

My brother has a 74 CJ-5 with a 304. He says he was driving in town and at a red light it started idling funny and then the amps light on the dash came on and the jeep went dead. He couldn't get it to crank. I think it may be the alternator (or does it have a generator), and if it's a generator what do they cost and where do you get them?

Thanks for the help,

Instagram: @mattgraham79
Matt Graham is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-11-2002, 02:38 AM   #2
Registered User
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 309
It's an alternator and you should be able to get it at any local parts store

originally posted by Mikeythefireman :
Mr. Bill, you're a Jacka$$! or should I say 'drack you're a Jacka$$ I was looking for a straight answer there.

Custom Stuff--- [URL=]JC Fab & Design[/URL]

1979 CJ7 / 304 /T 150 /HUGGER ORANGE PAINT JOB/ Lots of cool stuff
2003 Inca Gold Rubicon , <------ Sissy jeep :)
JIM79CJ7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-11-2002, 08:09 AM   #3
Alpha dog
CJeep's Avatar
1982 CJ8 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Near Fairfield, CT
Posts: 1,209
Based on what happened, I'd check all of the wiring connections first; from the battery on down. Something may have wiggled lose.
'82 Scrambler - NV4500/4.5" lift/33" Toyo MTs/4.0/twin stick, and my windshield washers work! Full 1/2 cab Cage

2004 Grand Limited 4.7 HO - OH Boy!

2010 Grand Laredo 5.7 Hemi - SICK - work vehicle -gone - replaced by an 08 Tahoe - nice ride.

"Both my Doberman and my Jeep can accurately be described as 'black and rust.'"

"I got a fever . . . and the only prescription is more cowbell"
CJeep is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-11-2002, 10:15 AM   #4
Guy Hollister
Registered User
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Posts: 283
Mine had same.... a wire had come off the back of the Alt... very obvious and instant fix. Just go for a run in the Jip after you jump it as you'll need to charge up the battry.

1984 RHD CJ7
1979 LHD CJ5
Guy Hollister is offline   Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Suggested Threads

Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.