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Old 10-05-2008, 04:31 PM   #1
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97 Jeep Starter Problem

I have a 97 Jeep 4cyl TJ. I took her on the trails & through medium puddles yesterday. Now the battery is dead & she won't start. When I try to jump her the starter turns once & then there is a few seconds of clicking before that repeats again. Any idea what could cause this? I noticed too that just before the starter issues occured my check guages light came on.

I am taking my battery to be checked immediately but that cannot be the whole problem can it?


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Old 10-05-2008, 07:02 PM   #2
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Mud is bad, the alternator is down low on the 97 and is subject to getting water and mud in it. Take a look at it, you can flush it out with clean water from a garden hose, sometimes that will *fix* it, sometimes it won't. That check gauges light was probably from the alternator.
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