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Unread 08-24-2002, 09:05 AM   #1
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Angry now i have an electrical problem...

well i fixed my brake problem it turned out to be just a broken line going up to the master cylinder. the new problem is electrical. the jeep runs fine but if you turn it off it wont start without a jump. the alternator looks the battery is 2 days old. when you put the jumper cables on they get kinda hot and i dont think thats normal. the problem is almost like im leaving the lights on but im not. and there doesnt seem to be any thing on.

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Unread 08-24-2002, 10:44 AM   #2
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One quick check is to turn everthing off ans disconnect anything that is on all the time such as a clock or memery for the radio. Dissconnect the positive batt post and wait a few minutes then watch/listen when you put it back and see it you get a spark or sign of current. If so, there should be a short somewhere. That would lead to the batt discharging over night.
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Unread 08-25-2002, 09:07 AM   #3
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Sounds like you have a bad ground to the engine/frame. Check out or replace your battery cables - I have found that they can appear to be fine but still won't pass sufficient current to get the job done.
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Unread 08-27-2002, 09:17 PM   #4
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I use to be an elect. rebuilder, and in this case i would first check for a draw more than 1 amp is a draw. you could do this 2 ways the easy way is to disconnect the negetive cable and put a test light is series with the cable and post. is there a bright light or a dim light? If there is a bright light ( this takes 2 people) have someone hold the test light in series like you have it showing the light ON. then pull 1 fuse at the time until you get the light to go out. when the light goes out you have found the draw, just find what that fuse opperates and fix the problem. if the fuse opperates more than 1 item put the fuse back in and check each item 1 at the time until you have found the prob.
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