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Old 01-08-2014, 09:27 PM
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10 gauge fusible link. Please help!

Hey folks! New jeep owner here... And I had a question maybe a few of you folks could help me with... Just got my jeep less than a month ago, (used '07) and it was leaking bad through the driver door. So I took it back to the dealership I bought it at to see if they could help me figure it out. Well, long story short I was there ALL day waiting on repairs only to find out the kid that was working on on my jeep drained the battery by leaving the doors open. Then when he went to place a charger on the battery, he put them on backwards! (+ went on - and so on). Big pop and fizzle later, my jeep won't start. The mechanic thought it was the starter... Brand new one did not fix it. Then they thought it blew the 10 gauge fusible link wire (green) that runs from the battery to the positive wire... Going who knows where. He promptly cut it off, placed a new battery and told me it was fixed. Did some research, and called them back the next day. And they still claim that most JK's don't have that wire anyways. Sounds like I'm in for a fight. Do I need that wire? And if so, where can I buy a replacement for it? Please help! New guy here! Learning the ropes.

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I think they are FULL O SH!T

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Old 01-08-2014, 11:53 PM   #3
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The fusible link wire connects to the positive lead on the battery and to the charging terminal on the alternator. If the fusible link is cut off and not replaced... then the vehicle is running directly off the battery and not recharging the battery. Even a new battery wont last long in this situation.
Take the Jeep back to the dealership that broke it and tell them to "FIX IT CORRECTLY".
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Thanks! I looked at it again, and what he did was peel back a bit of the insulation, and hooked the positive up to the post. So it no longer has a fusible link, but it is still hooked up to the alternator.
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Have what they did documented and find another dealership. You may want Chrysler to know about that one.
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Thanks! I looked at it again, and what he did was peel back a bit of the insulation, and hooked the positive up to the post. So it no longer has a fusible link, but it is still hooked up to the alternator.
Removing the fusible link is a bad idea. Now with the link removed your electrical system could potentially hold a melt down and burn the vehicle totally.
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Removing the fusible link is a bad idea. Now with the link removed your electrical system could potentially hold a melt down and burn the vehicle totally.
I've got them replacing the wire. Well, paying for it. I took it to my mechanic (the one I trust) and its getting fixed right. At the dealership's expense! Thanks for the help buddy! I'll be using this forum more in the future for sure.

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