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I have a 96 jeep grand Cherokee L6 4.0L 4wd. I just replaced my battery a couple months ago. Its goid and I believe the alternator is good also. However my battery will fully charge and I put it in the Jeep and bam! Its dead. We jump start it and it will run until the cables coI have me off and then it just dies out. The only couple of issues electrically I have is my computer says my rear lights are bad or whatever and they're not and it says liftgate is open. Its not but I did have issues with a bent latch and lights flickering but rigged it by bending it back. Still had issues with the window and lights but somehow 'fixed' it by turning the back lamp off. I don't know any mechanics really and just need aome advice. Please help!

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Youve probably got a bad ground cable somewhere on the vehichle,check the neg ground battery cable both ends make sure they are tight.also check to see if there is a flat weaved ground cable under your car from engine to frame,sometimes they rust and brake,also check your fuses both in car and if there is one fusable link on one of your battery cables

Posted on Jan 16, 2013

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SOURCE: 96 jeep Grand Cherokee tailgate will not open

This is kind of tricky. OK let's start, you have to crawl into the rear hatch area from the inside of the car. You'll have to pull the rear panel off the hatch, a screwdriver between the panel and hatch near the window will work. There might be 2 screws on the panel you could take out. The trick is to pull the panel far away enough to stick your arm down towards the latch and release it by hand. We did this at the dealer all the time.

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the best way to look at this problem is with a12 volt test light then remove the ground cable from the battery turn every thing off inside the car close all doors and remove keys then connect testlight to battery cable and touch the test light point probe to the negitive battery post if test light lights up for more than three seconds and stays on you have draw on the system. dont panic it maybe just a glove box light or door switch. if suspect a circuit simply un hook it retest again .if you open a door that will make light test come on recheck all doors closed. if you still have test light on locate fuse box and remove one fuse at a time until test goes out while holding door switch in.when locate circut use wiring diagram to assist from ther. if the light does not light up check altenator output volt meter shoud be 13.2 -15.5 volts when running.

Posted on Dec 13, 2008

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Check the Belt Tensioner. If the Tensioner is not Keeping the Belt Tight it will Drain the Battery Pretty Fast.Please Rate my Response, I need all the Help That I can Get! Thanks!

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SOURCE: 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee intermittent voltage drop, lose electric

I wont list this as a solution, but it seems that working in the area of the alt may have moved around some wiring...the alt may be OK but perhaps an adjacent wire (maybe a ground) is not well connected. Also check crimped on wire loops on alt connectors..they like to corrode at the crimp where it crushes on the actual wire.

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Ive had this similar problem in the past with my 2000 Grand Jeep Cherokee. Ive found by putting the Jeep in neutral ...it started right away. Good luck

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