new battery then dead - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 02-15-2012, 10:38 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
zimi117's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Chicago
Posts: 446
So I replaced the battery some time ago with a die hard gold. Also replaced terminals. Been two days and she's been out side. Go to turn and nothing but a couple clicks. Flip the lights on they are bright. Tries to start the goes completly dead. Don't think it's a dead battery because the trip still has the miles and the clock hasn't reset.
Please help!! No one around to jump now
98 tj 4.0

zimi117 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-15-2012, 11:00 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 138
How far did you drive after replacing the battery? How many times have you started it since then?

Seems like most likely you just have something that's draining it, but it could also be that your alternator has failed- but if that's the case, you wouldn't make it far at all. A few starts and a bunch of miles, depending on what your running would be it I think.

c_goodnow is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-15-2012, 11:03 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
Radioman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Roseville, CA
Posts: 112
You said that you also replaced your terminals. You should double check to make sure they are still tight.
Radioman is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-15-2012, 11:19 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
blue6tj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: South Florida
Posts: 550
I'd start looking for lose connections on the batt, starter etc... And is your alt working?
__________________
[B]2006 Jeep Unlimited RE Express 4 1/2" Lift, JKS 1.25" BL, 37x14.50R15, Toyo Open Country Tires, Tom Woods Drive Shafts, SYE Kit, D30/D44 4.88 Gears, Warn 8000 lb Winch, Cobra CB, Viair On-Board Air, Bushwacker Flat Fenders, and Lots of light
blue6tj is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-16-2012, 12:35 AM   #5
Jeeper
 
zimi117's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Chicago
Posts: 446
went to go check it now its totally dead. Terminals are tight. I have driven 2 gas tanks since then. seems it only happend because i let it sit. Not to sure what could be draining it. the only thing i have are aux lights that are connected to a switch and they're off.
zimi117 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-16-2012, 01:18 AM   #6
Jeeper
 
blue6tj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: South Florida
Posts: 550
You will need to get the Jeep jumped and then test your Alt with a voltmeter. Your Jeep is 12vdc so your alt output on the voltmeter should read about 13-14 vdc if you get anything less than 13vdc then your alt is dead or on the way out... Plus you might want to make sure that your alt belt is still there... or is it a serpentine belt?...
__________________
[B]2006 Jeep Unlimited RE Express 4 1/2" Lift, JKS 1.25" BL, 37x14.50R15, Toyo Open Country Tires, Tom Woods Drive Shafts, SYE Kit, D30/D44 4.88 Gears, Warn 8000 lb Winch, Cobra CB, Viair On-Board Air, Bushwacker Flat Fenders, and Lots of light
blue6tj is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-16-2012, 09:39 AM   #7
Jeeper
 
zimi117's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Chicago
Posts: 446
Allright. I just wonder why it drainned randomly. I kno I had everything else off. What else could drain a battery?
zimi117 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-16-2012, 10:50 AM   #8
Jeeper
 
CoyoteOn2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Palisade, Colorado
Posts: 698
Things to do >>>
Check Alt. output,(as well as for a shorted Diode)
Check Belt Adj.,
Check ALL connections,
Using a Meter, check for amp draw on system with everything OFF, including the
DOORS being shut, (dome light off) Hood shut, (if you have an under hood light)
Ign. off. You should have way less than 1 amp draw allowing for memory current
needed to retain memory in Radio or other equip. such as Security or Alarms.
Have the Battery checked, (even a New one can be defective).
Those are the only possibilities. You may need to run the checks more than once
to be sure you are not overlooking something.
If you don't have the Meter or equipment to test the System, Auto Zone, or most
any auto supply house can and will test it for free.
Don't get discurraged, you'll find the issue, and wonder why it was such a simple fix.
__________________
Those that go through life afraid,
Die many deaths......................
Those that DO NOT, DIE ONLY ONCE
But Hey~~~What do I Know ┐
CoyoteOn2
CoyoteOn2 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-16-2012, 07:16 PM   #9
Jeeper
 
zimi117's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Chicago
Posts: 446
Starter fuse. Pulled it then put it back in. Started right up. Passed the battery and alternator load test.
Thanks
zimi117 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-16-2012, 07:49 PM   #10
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 55
Zimi, I don't know what year your TJ is but I have a similar problemon my 98. The red cable that goes from the back of the generator to the little black cap behind the Power Distribution Center had blue/green gunk on it. Haven't had a chance to completely remove the cable to clean it though. If you have a chance maybe you could check it?
Sahara1998 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-16-2012, 07:56 PM   #11
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
dabolt55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Clinton, Tn.
Posts: 11,539
Images: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by zimi117 View Post
Starter fuse. Pulled it then put it back in. Started right up. Passed the battery and alternator load test.
Thanks
Would have never thought that, learn something new here everyday. Also glad your back on the road..

__________________
Nothing to it but to do it.
SIMPLE AS THAT.

'04 TJ RUBICON, 4.0l auto
2"BDS coils, Rubicon express shocks, 33/12.50/15 Dick Cepek Mud Country tires yellowed out, on Black steel D's.
dabolt55 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Finally! New wheels and tires mounted up 4fit JK General Discussion Forum 63 10-20-2013 07:07 PM
NY: YJ TJ Parts New & Used (Big List w/ pics, NYC) rastapimpjay Classifieds Archive 25 04-19-2012 01:21 AM
new guy who needs some help biggrenn YJ Tech Forum 12 02-17-2012 08:49 PM
New to Tires and Wheels damtall55 JK General Discussion Forum 5 02-17-2012 07:55 AM
My first new member message OLPATRIOT WF New Member Check In 10 02-16-2012 11:16 AM



» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:01 PM.



Jeep«, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC