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MY 1999 Jeep battery keeps dying. When jumped it cranks right up. If I dont give lots of gas it shuts off. The locks make clicking sounds by themselves with no one touching them. When the battery goes dead i can wiggle my battery cables and the dash and interior lights come back on. When i try again it makes a sound like it wants to crank then goes completely dead.

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Have you had the battery tested, and have you cleaned and tightened the cables ?

Posted on Apr 23, 2013

Testimonial: "yes the battery has been replaced a few times.And my cables have been replaced. I drive it for a while and its fine then It just goes completely dead. One time it went dead and i waited a few hours and tried it again and it started right up.When i let my window down when it is crunk the meter for the battery starts moving about. The check ingine light is always on and the light that says check gauges."

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Check your battery cables. Remove them and clean the contacts, if the ends are replacements take them apart and clean. Use a wire brush or sand paper. Make sure you remove the negative first and reinstall it last. Also check the battery and fuse links. Your problem is in there some where the battery, cable ends, cables, or a fuse link. If still no start let me know the results and we can go from there if need be.

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Stay the right position in P shift and check the Neutral Position switch, sometimes this device need be adjust.

If even dont work, could sound like a problem with the security system module; its possible that you recently disconnected the battery and the is system armed?

Also, you could be having a problem with the spark plugs or your battery could be an issue; starter motor is making a reving noise, but is it revving and engaging? Can you clearly hear that the engine is turning over, or is the starter revving (whirring) without actually engaging the engine?

Keep us updated.

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