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Old 09-08-2010, 12:24 AM   #1
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Alright so first off I'm new here and could Really use help. Alright So I just replaced my fuel tank skid plate alternator and battery in my 99 Jeep wrangler with 118000 and now my check gauges light is coming on and my battery gauge is dropping to 9. I'm having no problems with starting it or anything though it kicks on after I start moving and stays on til I shut it off. Any ideas What might be causing this? Also under the hood its making a rattling noise That Sounds like its coming from the fan area. Any suggestions what that might be?

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Old 09-08-2010, 12:52 AM   #2
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Sounds like an alternator/charging problem... have someone pull your codes and find out what code the check gauges light is throwing.

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Old 09-08-2010, 11:49 AM   #3
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Alright thank you. You think it's that even with a brand new alternator? Also anyone know What causes the steering wheel to be shaky sometimes? Mostly happens while braking although a couple times just while I was driving.
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As for your check gauges light, it could be a poor ground or bad battery cable/terminal connector that is causing your issue as well. Also your alternator may not actually be "brand new" most of the time when you buy these from an auto parts store they will be "remanufactured". As such if they did a bad job on the reman then your alternator could certainly be the issue.

As far as your shaky steering, check your break pads and rotors to make sure they are not excessively worn this especially if you are having the issue when braking. If you are also experiencing it while driving it could be an indicator of worn or unbalanced tires or worn suspension parts.
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as for your check gauges light, it could be a poor ground or bad battery cable/terminal connector that is causing your issue as well. Also your alternator may not actually be "brand new" most of the time when you buy these from an auto parts store they will be "remanufactured". As such if they did a bad job on the reman then your alternator could certainly be the issue.

As far as your shaky steering, check your break pads and rotors to make sure they are not excessively worn this especially if you are having the issue when braking. If you are also experiencing it while driving it could be an indicator of worn or unbalanced tires or worn suspension parts.
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Old 09-08-2010, 04:23 PM   #6
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i had the shske while braking, replaced the rotors and pads now all good! very easy to do yourself.
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Old 09-08-2010, 10:21 PM   #7
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Hey everyone thanks for the replies really appreciate it all. So here's the latest update on my jeep....After school today I go to start my car and it was dead nothing happening go and open the hood and take a look and notice the cable that attaches to the back of the alternator with a bolt and nuts. The bolt had broke in half somehow and the cable came off and this is what was causing my problems. Manage to get the nut on and drive it to auto zone and exchange that alternator out for another one. While I was there I also replaced the belt and one of the idle pulleys and now my jeep is running great and is so quiet. Still need to check my brakes and rotors though seems like I just did them though so we will see. Thanks again for the ideas everyone hope maybe this help someone else out with any of these problems.

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