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Old 09-10-2009, 10:47 PM   #1
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Battery problems?

The other day I posted letting you all know i had a problem starting my Wrangler. They all told me it was battery problems and i thought so to. So, i cleaned the connections and made sure it was nice and tight and nothing was wrong. So, i jumped it again and let it run for a little while. I then turned it off, waited a couple minutes then started it back up with no problems. Then a couple hours later i try again and nothing. Please help me figure this annoying problem out. What am i not doing right.

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remove the negative cable from the batt. then touch the neg post of the batt with the cable. it should not spark. if it does, you have something "turned on" or shorted causing the battery to discharge. if you get a spark, pull fuses one at a time till the spark goes away. that item will be your problem. good luck and good hunting.

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ok, i'll try it in the morning and let you guys know how it turns out.
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If that ^ doesn't solve your problem, try switching out the battery. When this happened to mine, it fried my battery. After getting the connections cleaned and jumping it off, the battery would not hold a charge. Ended up replacing it and no more problems. Better safe then stranded.
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Old 09-11-2009, 07:47 AM   #5
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remove the negative cable from the batt. then touch the neg post of the batt with the cable. it should not spark. if it does, you have something "turned on" or shorted causing the battery to discharge. if you get a spark, pull fuses one at a time till the spark goes away. that item will be your problem. good luck and good hunting.
electrical problems suck b/c it could be so many things. i had a similar problem with my cj a few months back. i did a cj-yj tub swap and used the steering column out of the yj tub. i kept coming out to start the jeep and the battery was dead every time. we initially thought the battery was just old and shot, so we replaced it, to no avail. with the jeep turned off we checked the voltage of the battery and noticed it was spiking a bit to much for being off. it ended up being the actual key switch. the key switch went bad and even though it was in the "off" position it was still drawing power and draining the battery. the hubby bypassed the key switch and installed a push button ignition with 2 switches one for the main power and the other for the auxiliary power. anyway, my long-winded point is do what navychief said and if that is not the problem. check the voltage with the key off.
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Old 09-11-2009, 08:32 AM   #6
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yeah, i forgot my 89 "bi--h" jeep. i changed out the steering column and it was never electrically correct again. my ex wife sold it out from under me.....after we split. lucked out on that one.

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