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Unread 01-11-2009, 01:24 PM   #1
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JEEP just died. . . . please help

Hey everyone , make a long story short. In the past few weeks my 04 rubicon has had "labored" starts.I though it was a battery on the way out so I purchased a new Legend 75 at NAPA yesterday and put it in.My old battery was the original and I figured 5 years ..its time.Fired it up with the new battery and it still seemed like it didnt have the great turnover speed that it always did.Went to work at 4 in the am and it started ok, going home ..not great.Then I pulled into my parking spot and figured Id try it again and it barely turned over.Interior ,radio ,gauge cluster ,fan ,fuel pump ,everything works .Tried it again ...nothing , no click , no noise at all.Checked every fuse, dont know if the starter relay crapped out(any way to check?) ,checked connections to the starter ,battery all the electrical.Is my starter gone? 63K .Any help would be great,I have to "drive" this rig to work tomorrow..or not .Thanks guys


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Unread 01-11-2009, 01:26 PM   #2
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Can you jump start it still or no?
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Unread 01-11-2009, 01:27 PM   #3
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whats the oil look like? high compresion
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Unread 01-11-2009, 01:28 PM   #4
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What????^^
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Unread 01-11-2009, 01:29 PM   #5
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I havent tried I just got home ,jumped on the forum , it seems to have plenty of power to everything ,no starter click though.
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Unread 01-11-2009, 01:30 PM   #6
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oil is alittle bit low , I use mobil 1 10W30
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Unread 01-11-2009, 01:30 PM   #7
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Is it a standard? If so, have you tried bump starting it?
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Unread 01-11-2009, 01:31 PM   #8
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during this battery thing the jeep seemed to not be running the best .I just thought on my way home that the power wasnt really there...not sure though could be in my head
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Unread 01-11-2009, 01:32 PM   #9
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Try a jump start! If not able too ,I'm going to say starter.Check the connections at starter also!

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havent tried a bump start
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Unread 01-11-2009, 01:33 PM   #11
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If your running on a bad or low battery, it can affect the performance.
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Unread 01-11-2009, 01:33 PM   #12
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I'll give the jump start a go. thanks guys
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Unread 01-11-2009, 01:35 PM   #13
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I just don't understand putting a new battery in yesterday that it died with little warning
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Unread 01-11-2009, 01:35 PM   #14
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<---- no cables S@#T
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Unread 01-11-2009, 01:43 PM   #15
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Is your voltmeter showing charging when engine runs?Is the cel on?
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