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My 93 wrangler won't hold a charge but the battery and alternator tested good

Tested alternator and battery, both good. I can jump it and start it but the lights dim out and shuts down while driving

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SOURCE: 2001 Jeep wrangler not charging. Alternator has

on the field wires ones a posative and one a negative and the single post gets connected to a wire that runs straight to the main fuse box in the engine compartment then is fused to another wire that goes to the battery have that fuse checked it could be your problem as far as the feild wires the positive side only works when you start the vehicle up to engage the field

Posted on Apr 13, 2009

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bad battery or bad,corroded terminals

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SOURCE: 1993 jeep grand cherokee, having trouble starting,

check voltage regulator

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SOURCE: battery has been tested and

you my have a bad starter ? but first check to see if you have a good ground on the engine block and make shure your battery ends are clean and good and tight...if these things are all good, if you can see and get to the starter tap on it with a hammer not to hard...sometimes this will loosen up carbon on brushes enought to start...Hiope this helps??

Posted on May 23, 2011

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SOURCE: 94 Jeep Grand Cherokee will not start

just had this happen on same type of car
drove me crazy for DAYS.. FOUND IT WAS JUST AN ALTERNATOR FUSE.!!! UNDER BLACK BOX BEHIND THE BATTERY
FIVE BUCKS AT ANY AUTO STORE...
THIS WAS AFTER SPENDING 120 ON A NEW BATTERY....
THATS ALL IT IS

Posted on Jul 24, 2012

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