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Unread 11-14-2002, 06:24 PM   #1
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Electrical problem!! i need help!

My 73' Cj5 has been being rebuilt for about a year now, i have rebuilt the engine, put a new alternator on, new coil, new battery, new solenoids, new cables, almost everything to do with the battery. a new exhaust manifold, just countless things! now i was driving to town and it did fine, besides steering, thats another story, when i got to where i was going i did my thing and i got ready to go and my jeep wouldnt even try to turn over, absolutely nothing. it had done this before, but a new battery fixed it right up. i gave it a push start and was on my way. while i was driving the headlights would get dim and go out (scary on a country road at night!) then my jeep would die! it did this 2 times on the way home! i got home and put the charger on it and it hasnt acted up since! WHATS GOIN ON??

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Unread 11-14-2002, 08:03 PM   #2
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sounds like the alt not charging the battery
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Unread 11-14-2002, 08:47 PM   #3
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It does sound like the Alt or it could be a loose ground wire also. Just because it's new does not mean it cannot be bad. Good luck.
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Unread 11-14-2002, 09:41 PM   #4
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Odds are the brushes in the Ford style starter are bad. Drop the starter and take the back off. I'll bet the brushes are worn down and the brush arms are contacting the armature raising the brushes off the commutator.
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Unread 11-14-2002, 09:51 PM   #5
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Silly me, I didn't read the second half of your post. It sounds like a charging problem. Check all conections between the alt. and batt. If the problem is intermitant, try replacing the voltage regulator. You also might want to inspect your wiring harness for shorts, especialy around the exhaust.
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Unread 11-15-2002, 07:40 AM   #6
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I had similar problems with my 74 CJ5. I pulled the wire connector going to the voltage regulator off and rebuilt the connector. I havent had a problem since then.
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