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1995 GC 5.2L. Was running great, on the way home however, I began to notice it seemed I had a lack of electric power, radio died then gauges, and then the motor shut off, much like a dead battery, or alternator. Once the motor died I had to jump the battery off to crank it, once I got it home I figured it was the alternator but had it tested and it tested positive to be putting out. I can crank the motor but it will die again after a few minutes, however if I leave it on the charger while it is running it runs perfectly, but when I remove the charger it dies again. I thought it was the alternator but with it testing good, I'm not really sure where to look next, it's obviously electrical though. Any suggestions?

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  • Anonymous Dec 10, 2012

    The charger is providing computer module voltage,not a battery with too much resistance That is a bad practice to use a charger on a running motor & the basic charger is not designed for solid state electronics as a source of power.

  • Anonymous Dec 10, 2012

    You should have quickly checked to see if the alternator was even on when the battery is dead & charge is in the circuit Would be a good thing to know

  • Stephen Weavil Dec 10, 2012

    The battery is only 3 months old but I'll have it tested in the morning. It wasn't exactly a charger more or less just jumped it off, as long as i leave the other vehicle hooked to it we're good when I removed the cables the my jeep would run for a few seconds and then die again. I know not to leave a charger hooked once it is running.

  • Anonymous Dec 10, 2012

    Since 1996 obd 2 I will not jump any vehicle from another one Your okey I quess



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Dead Battery

That is always where you start,always-
unless your just purely doing a mechanical

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SOURCE: 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Alternator issues?

have the alternator regulator and diodes tested. sometimes when the regulators fail they allow ac voltage to go to the battery. ac voltage doesn't charge the battery properly (causes it to deep cycle and shortens its life) and causes all sorts of funny problems with the car. also make sure the battery is secured properly, vibration isn't good for them at all.

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It sounds like you have some **** in the gas tank that is being drawn to the pickup blocking it.
Have seen this and because it seems so random, it can drive ya nuts.

You might carry a coffee can with you and pull the line from the fuel rail when this happens stick it in the can and just have someone turn the key on for a few seconds.
Beware though, it comes out with force.

Also possible is a failed fuel pressure regulator.
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pull one fuse at atime from the fuse box and use a ohm (continuity) meter check for ground. the better sulotion is to get a electrical diagram form the FSM (Factory Service Manual) or go to lib and see if you can get a copy of the diagram.
Start from the starter key check all main wires. and then the econdary wire.
time consumming job. but you will find it.

good luck

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SOURCE: I have had the battery

Your alternator is regulated by the PCM. It could be the PCM or the ignition switch. Might want to try swapping out the shutdown relay just for grins before getting into the ignition switch. Good luck.


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