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Unread 11-29-2015, 12:55 PM   #1
fatpossumxtmtb
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2004 seems to have faulty battery wiring of some sort

Today, I went to start up my Jeep and when I turned the key, the car acted as if the battery were dead- no lights, just a very light click of the engine trying to turn over. I figured I had left my lights on or something of the sort (which is pretty common) and called my friend for a jump. Not even 2 minutes after I first tried, I tried again and the engine started without a problem.
I'm at a loss for what could have happened there. My only clue is that my stereo reset itself, so I know that the car lost connection to the power at some point.
Does anyone have any idea what could be wrong? Or could you point me toward a previous thread that addresses this issue?

Thanks a million for any advice

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Unread 11-29-2015, 01:41 PM   #2
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pull your battery cables and clean both t eh terminals and the lugs of the battery..
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Unread 11-29-2015, 02:17 PM   #3
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pull your battery cables and clean both t eh terminals and the lugs of the battery..
This seems to be one those maintenance items people seem to overlook.


Poor battery contact wreaks havoc on all electronics. Case in point, I thought my PCM or transmission were failing- Neutral to first hard shifts and other stuff. Once everything was cleaned, drives as new again...
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Unread 11-29-2015, 04:13 PM   #4
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Yep, both ends of both cables.
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