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Unread 01-10-2002, 10:23 PM   #1
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Post 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?

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Unread 01-11-2002, 03:38 AM   #2
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It's an alternator and you should be able to get it at any local parts store

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Unread 01-11-2002, 09:09 AM   #3
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Based on what happened, I'd check all of the wiring connections first; from the battery on down. Something may have wiggled lose.
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Unread 01-11-2002, 11:15 AM   #4
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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.

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