I stupidly left the headlights on my '87 YJ (6cyl, 4.2) on overnight and into the next day, so that my battery was completely drained. I thought all I'd need to do to get it going again would be to jump it, then let the alternator get to work, but when I try to jumpstart it, all my starter does is make a fast clicking sound - although everything lights up well in the dash, and the battery gauge sits around 14 (but the needle does jump around a bit).
The battery is only about 4-5 months old (bought from Costco), and I haven't had any problems with the starter prior to this incident - and it would be a really strange coincidence that the same day I kill the battery, the starter decides to quit, so I'm wondering what the problem could be.
I've read other similar threads, but nothing seems to quite exactly match my situation, so I'm hoping someone can give me some insight.
Also, I've just started to get into performing my own maintenance on my baby over the past year, so I'm very much a newbie at this and learning as I go...so please be gentle with any explanations...I could probably use a little hand-holding...