My jeep has been starting and not starting for about a month now. I turn the key, all my lights come on, and it wont start. Sometimes when it in and out of gear and hold the key in the start position, it will start. And sometimes I turn the key, all the lights will come on and it will just make a fast clicking noise. It was a new battery about a year ago and the battery gauge indicates it is charging at 14 amps. I know there are a million things that could be wrong with it, but I have a $50 credit at the shop and would like to come in there with some ideas. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks
could be a starter, or a weak cell in the battery. If the battery has a weak cell it will charge fine but will discharge fast under a load. might even be a corroded terminal connection.
I agree, considering it's only a year old, I'd say corroded terminal first. take em off and clean them with a wire brush, if not, swap in another battery and see if that works. It's really hard to test for a bad cell. BTW most batteries come with a 5 year waranty
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I carry a battery load tester for that problem. Takes about 10 seconds to figure out if a battery is drained..or dead dead. I used to run into the clicking problem alot, but i cut the cables off mine and run top post tractor terminals on it now due to alot of accessories needing power. Side posts are plum horrible or loosing contact as well as the cheapo top posts. Usually its not the connection from the terminal to the battery, its the wire to the terminal. Dont confuse a bad connection with starter problems. My starter is picky about how much voltage will or wont engage the bendix. Course it's usually full of mud, scared to clean it cuz it might stop working or fall off
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Is it manual? Could a curroded clutch switch.. I know a person that had this happen.. you need to step on the clutch to start but if its a bad switch it would click and disconect and click again and distonect.. sounds just like bad battery....