Battery Guage Flutters - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on
Old 07-01-2009, 10:10 PM   #1
Jsquared's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Brentwood,TN
Posts: 130
Battery Guage Flutters

My 05 Wrangler X battery gauge flutters right below the halfway line and back to the line. Is this something I should look into? Any advice on what it could mean? Alternator?

I just bought this Jeep a few weeks ago....

Jsquared is offline   Quote
Old 07-02-2009, 04:12 AM   #2
Jiffydarren's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 530
Send a message via AIM to Jiffydarren
Keep it simple at first... try cleaning off your battery cables. If that doesn't work, have the battery tested. If those two things don't solve the problem, then it might be the alternator...

Losing hours at work? Taxes up on your paycheck? Having trouble finding a doctor? Your kids trashy?

You voted for it... Stop complaining.
Jiffydarren is offline   Quote
Old 07-02-2009, 08:19 AM   #3
Jsquared's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Brentwood,TN
Posts: 130
I'm not much of a car knowledge guy, trying to learn as I go with my new Jeep. How would I go about cleaning the cables?
Jsquared is offline   Quote
Old 07-02-2009, 11:24 AM   #4
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 132
any auto parts house will have commercially available battery terminal cleaner. (uaually a spray foam) I prefer using coke or pepsi. pour it on wait a minute and rinse it off. If the terminals are very corroded then take them off, clean with coke, scrape with wire brush and reinstall.
Mrmikeypoo is offline   Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HOWTO: Dual Battery Setup rketr TJ Tech Forum 20 08-23-2015 05:30 PM
Won't start (battery and starter checked ok) rpxr400 YJ Tech Forum 10 02-09-2009 08:51 AM
Battery question kg4kpg General Jeep Discussion 2 10-19-2007 02:03 PM
How do you check to see if the temp guage is working properly????? Sahara97 TJ Tech Forum 4 06-23-2007 03:35 AM
Unbelievable Battery Luck BrandyBAH TJ Tech Forum 5 03-13-2007 09:43 AM

Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:42 AM.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC. is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC