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Old 01-07-2012, 11:42 AM   #1
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Charging system problems

Hey guys. I have a 99 TJ 4L that I had brought into the trails and got myself stuck in a puddle well up to the door frame. Since then I've had the "check gauges" light come on and my battery meter go all the way down. I did the common tests and pulled the battery cable when the car was running and it shut down. So I assumed it was the alternator. Bought myself a mean green and man did that thing whine. About a week after I drove over the train tracks and the car shut off on me. I since got another alternator and as soon as its in the light comes on again and I do the same test with the battery and it still shuts down. I'm lost now. Can someone shed some light on this?

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Old 01-08-2012, 06:03 PM   #2
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It sounds like you have a ground problem. As you said, if it shuts down when you pull the cable, you're not charging. Also, getting stuck in the water like that you should check all fuses and relays related to the charging system. I have had problems like this before (never with my jeep though) and they can drive you mad... be easy. ;-)
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