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Old 04-29-2010, 10:58 AM   #1
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97 Wrangler start up problem

Hey all...I have a 97 Wrangler that I haven't really been driving anymore. I replaced the battery a couple months ago and got it started back up and it was fine. I would start it up every couple weeks to make sure it was still running. The alarm even went off on it a couple weeks ago during the storm...

However today I was actually taking it to sell it and now I can't even jump it. Every time I try to start it up the battery power tanks and it won't turn over. I almost got it going when I pumped the gas a couple times but once I let go of the gas, it completely turned off and now won't even start to turn over.

When I disconnect the battery from another car it won't even hold a charge. I've slowly learned anything I do know about vehicles from my jeep, but on this one I have no idea, so I'd appreciate any suggestions or ideas.

Thanks!

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Old 04-29-2010, 11:22 AM   #2
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I don't think starting it up after couple of weeks for few minutes will charge the battery to full. You might have drained the battery almost completely. Try putting a battery charger on it overnight and see if that helps.

If you are jump starting, make sure you leave the jumper cable hooked to the battery for about 5 minutes before starting the engine. Once you get the engine started, keep it running for atleast 20 - 30 mintues ... that will charge your battery good enough.
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