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
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.
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.
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?...
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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.
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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?