I commented on this in another thread, but my problem has gotten worse, especially at the worst time of year.
Alright, so every time I start my car is squeals from either the alternator or the a/c compressor, but previously I had been leaning more towards the a/c compressor. Could also be a faulty belt, but I don't see or feel any significant damage in the belt.
Now when I start it up, it continues to squeal UNTIL the voltmeter gets to 14 volts (which isn't immediately, about a minute). If I'm driving slow and turn on the heater/defrost/ac the voltmeter drops down past 12 and begins to squeal, if I keep the hvac on, then the voltmeter drops to 0 and the check gauges light comes on. NOW, if I immediately go to restart to get rid of the check gauges, it won't restart it cranks but doesn't start until about the 6th try, then similar problems to before.
AS well, previously, my HVAC was only working on low/high (resistor problem), until last night when now NOTHING works. There is heat seeping out, but no blower. No defrost, no a/c, no heat nothing because the blower stopped working completely. A problem in the ball-tingling Poconos.
Now my reaction before was a a/c compressor problem because my a/c was squealing on the defrost and a/c only. I just recently noticed that it squeals all of the settings except off, and only one the voltmeter begins to drop below 14.
But these charging problems indicate that possibly its the alternator (I hope so) and the blower resistor went because of these wonky charging problems. But I had my Jeep to AutoZone about a month ago where they did a alternator and battery test, even under load both coming back normal
Any suggestions or condolences? And where on the 1999 Wrangler w/ a/c is the blower resistor located?