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95 Jeep grand cherokee dead battery everyday

Replaced alternator,battery and cable ends
Took it to a shop they changed a fuse,charged me $100

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  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2009

    About every 4-5 days, try to start and lights flash and ticking noise. Charge battery with charger (battery only a few months old) and car will start and last another 4-5 days. Also, car stuck in overdrive. Toggle switch will not turn it off. Suggestions?

  • fizlestik Jan 18, 2009

    i have the same issue we just did a drain check came up with the batter feed fuse when we pull it the drain is almost gone .... what does this mean how can i fix it the fuse looks fine. not burnt out?

  • Anonymous Apr 02, 2009

    My Jeep's battery wont stay charged either i have a new battery and ive gotten the alternator check many times and we cant figure out what is wrong with it still. I was told that it might be my battery cables but they are $239 from a dealer so i would rather not buy them... Is there anything else we can do?

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    Why won't my 95 grand marquis keep charging the battery even thought alternator and battery is in good condition



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You need to check the battery drain. Disconnect the negative terminal of the battery and using a multimeter between the negative terminal of the battery and the now disconnected negative lead check the amperage which is being drawn from the battery. Your reading should settle anything between 0.03 and 0.20A but hopefully nearer the lower end. If it is above this then you will have to systematicly disconnect each electricrical item until you have a good reading. Once you have get a good reading on the multimeter you should be able have a good idea of what was causing the drain. Good luck

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You have a elitrical problem some thing in the jeep is pulling power at all times this is a very tricky problem to trace check all wiring fir tares or brakes

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if the alt is working then there may be a draw on the electrcal system when the key is off ,and pulling the charge out of your battery in time,a good way to ck. this is to first unplug the underhood light then unhook the positive battery c able use a 12v.test light between the battery and the unhooked cable if the light is on there is a draw go to the fuse pannels (under hood &under dash)pull one fuse at a time till the test light shuts off,that is the curcut with the draw,then look for shorts ,no ground and ect.

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After charging my dead battery it will only run for a second or two then dies.

Perhaps the batter is "dead" dead and has met the end of it's functional life. You see, lead batteries like car batteries convert lead ions in solution into a solid as energy by chemical reaction. Charging the batter reverses the process, but the process becomes less and less reverseable as the age of the batter increases. When the process can no longer be efficiently reversed by "charging", the battery remains in it's dead, or semi-dead state, where it might run for only a few seconds.

Also, your alternator might be shot because technically, if you can start your engine, the alternator should provide the power to remain on; the battery serves only the purpose of starting the car and receiving the charge from the alternator to power the rest of the car's electronics.

Test both the battery and alternator, no more than $100-$150 to fix either problem.

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The car wont start. it makes the soundds like it wants to turn over but it wont turn over

you either have dirty battery cables terminals. Remve them and clean. Or the battery is at the of its life. Remove it and go get it tested. Or you need a starter and it will need to be replaced. Or you have a alternator problem and its draining the battery which will require you to charge the battery or jump start the car and drive it to the shop and get the battery/starter/ and charging system checked,.

If the alternator light is on when you get it running you may of popped a fuse or the alternator failed. Be sure the battery is fully charged if you decide to drive to a shop because you may end up draining the battery and the motor will die.

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