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post #1 of 7 Old 05-02-2014, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
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Starting problem: crazy clicking under fusebox

I'm guessing this should be an easy solve. Video attached shows what I'm getting as 2009 JK goes through starting sequence. It continues to try, even after key is out.

http://youtu.be/kz-Fpdr6UNY

Thanks for your help.

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post #2 of 7 Old 05-03-2014, 01:49 AM
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sounds like u need a new battery or a new starter
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post #3 of 7 Old 05-03-2014, 06:02 AM
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I have a dodge pickup that is now my plow truck, it does the exact same thing when I don't keep the battery charged up. Don't know why but mopar does some crazy stuff when there is a dead battery, like the truck is possessed.
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post #4 of 7 Old 05-03-2014, 06:45 AM
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Likely time for a new battery. JKs do some strange things when voltage or amp draw gets low...and a clicking starter relay is one of the signs. Enough voltage to close relay but not enough amperage to turn starter...now, may the battery threads begin.

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post #5 of 7 Old 05-04-2014, 10:22 AM
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It continues to try, even after key is out.
Disconnect the battery for 30 seconds... mine has done something like this twice in three years, my brother's once.

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post #6 of 7 Old 05-05-2014, 12:46 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks all. It was the battery. However, I spent a few hours Saturday charging it to 100% and then it still didn't turn over. The dash lights were doing all kinds of crazy things. Never the same pattern twice. The headlights came on fine, everything seemed like it wasn't the battery. I thought - for a second - you guys were crazy.

Then when AAA came to tow it to the Jeep Doc, we decided to jump it just in case. It fired right up. So all is good now. Thank you Forum Friends.

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Thanks all. It was the battery. However, I spent a few hours Saturday charging it to 100% and then it still didn't turn over. The dash lights were doing all kinds of crazy things. Never the same pattern twice. The headlights came on fine, everything seemed like it wasn't the battery. I thought - for a second - you guys were crazy.

Then when AAA came to tow it to the Jeep Doc, we decided to jump it just in case. It fired right up. So all is good now. Thank you Forum Friends.

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Leave her on a charger overnight to top off the battery!

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The wagon should, of course, be as light as possible, but strength should not be sacrificed to lightness, for on any but the regularly traveled roads, the wagon will get many a hard knock...
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