I recently bought a 2004 Wrangler Rubicon with 58,000 miles and a week after I took ownership, I went to start it one morning and , Nothing... not even the familuar " CLICK CLICK of the relay " Hmmmm, did I get a shot battery ? I throw a short charge on it,,, and presto... back in business. And then of course , kept an eye on it and checked out its reading with a multimeter and all seems fine in that area... reading a steady 12.8 Volts while jeep isnt running. OK,, altanator ? Doesnt seem so. Reading with the multimeter with vehicle running is a steady 14.7 even with lights and heater running for several minutes. No dimming of lights, no power outages while running. A week later... same thing happens. From no problem, to no start in an instant. This time, I jump the battery... Jeep fires up, I let it run about 5 min. Then, shut it off. Come back out in 15 min, try again, and it starts, but wont stay running unless Im gassing it to about 1,800 RPM. If I let off the gas, it dies. Wont idel, just stalls compleatly. So then... I start it once again, and this time, while Im on the throttle, I put it in gear.. off she goes and I stop it, and now its ideling fine, where it should be , at about 800 RPM. all's fine... what could be causing all of this ? I dont believe its a battery or altenator issue, unless its a wacked cable. But why the thing with it not ideling , just staling ? any ideas ?
Thanks for any input... Im not a expert and dont pretend to be. So Im looking for answers from thos of you who may know what might be going on. THANK YOU !