Ok well i know its not my yj but my 76 cherokee with a 360 amc is finally running for the first time in two months. But it has to be jumped with the other car revved way up just to start it. Even then, itll usually turn over really slow and wont start but occasionally itll fire right up. Then, if I try to turn on the headlights once its running, itll kill it immediately and wont keep running even if its revved up and i shut off the lights immediately. Can anyone please help me out with this weird issue?
I would start by testing your alternator and battery
4.0 Auto, BDS 3.5 inch springs, 1 inch Shackle lift, 33X12.5 tires, rugged ridge steering, AA SYE and Tom Woods Driveshaft, 4.10's posi D30, open 8.8, Warn xd9000i Winch, TJ Flares, KC Lights
Alright everyone, thanks. I was a little nervous it was like a short somewhere or something a little worse than that. Oh by the way my brother said it would have taken days just to get a response on his mustang forum to one of his questions. Thanks to all for your help this is a great website.
BEFORE you buy a new battery...... clean EVERY single connection down to BRIGHT SHINY METAL.......from your battery all the way down to starter. I have seen this issue 100s of times cause just your problem.
Get it running and with a VOLTMETER (or multimeter set on DC Volts) check across your battery the voltmeter should reads 12.5 volts OR higher (not TOO high....15Volts maxish)..... if it does..... battery issue (if cleaned contacts).... if it does not...... possible loose/shiny/glazed belt.... possible bad alternator.
"For Gawd's sake, put a RELAY in there or you could burn the whole damn Jeep to the ground" ...this quote brought to you by people who do not understand the law.....Kirchoff's, Ohm's, or Faraday's.
Violation of KISS shall always ring false in TRUE engineering. - ME___
Had 75CJ5, 89YJ, 93YJ. Have 82CJ7 & 95YJ____Not one burnt yet due to lack of relays.