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post #1 of 7 Old 04-22-2017, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
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Won't turn over, it's not the battery

Jeep has been sitting in the garage all winter. Now it won't turn over, just an audible click when I turn the key. I've trickle charged the battery, the terminals have been cleaned and they are tight. The ground at the firewall is also tight. I'm not sure what to check next.


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post #2 of 7 Old 04-22-2017, 11:56 AM
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Load test the battery, whack the starter with a brass hammer....check relays, check wiring for corrosion or critters feasting on them, pull off the ground wire and make sure it isn't corroded inside it's insulation... That's where I would start anyway.
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When I turn the key to aux dash lights come on, but no mileage display. I try to start it and get one click, then nothing.
How do I check the starter relay?

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Not having the odometer come on when you turn the key troubles me though. Trickle charger or not I would load test that battery first.
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I just got it started. Thanks for your help! I put it back on the trickle after my last post, a few hours later it struggled, but it started. I think previously I must have had bad/dirty connections, causing the rapid clicking while trying to turn over. I cleaned them and checked my connections, and at that point the battery must have lost enough power to not even turn over or turn on the odometer. Anyway, it runs! Thanks
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I just got it started. Thanks for your help! I put it back on the trickle after my last post, a few hours later it struggled, but it started. I think previously I must have had bad/dirty connections, causing the rapid clicking while trying to turn over. I cleaned them and checked my connections, and at that point the battery must have lost enough power to not even turn over or turn on the odometer. Anyway, it runs! Thanks
Nice, always check the stupid stuff first. Might want to get another battery anyway, some of the AGM & Optima type batteries never like to come back after dropping below 10 volts. Or just carry one of those jumper packs around.
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