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Tried to start jeep and dash gauges went crazy, and then started a mild ticking noise. Tried to juice her for ten mins, and as soon as we took the cables of, the lighs started flickering, and she knocked out again.

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Did you jump start? if you did the car is getting all power from the host battery and the motor run, took cable off motor stopped which means your alternator is not charging.

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if it's a top end tick from the engine. probably because oil ran down and it just needs to lubricate the head again.

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You likely have it repaired by now but it sounds like a classic case of oxidized battery or cable connection (sometimes mis-diagnosed as bad battery but cured with new (clean) battery)

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Replace the battery and check the charging system after replacing battery.

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Poor grounding can cause many of the conditions you have listed. When checking power with a volt meter, this goes unnoticed because the meter does not draw enough amperage to cause the bad connection to break contact. Your battery is grounded to the engine block and also has a small lead to the fender. Many components have individual ground leads as well (including most computers) I would check all ground leads and clean the contact surfaces with sandpaper or a wire brush. Adding an additional ground wire is a good idea as well. Don't forget that the dash board frame must also provide a good ground as well.
Many times this is all you need to do...sometimes though, control modules can be damaged because in having a partial ground, they build up heat, due to additional resistance in the circut.
This may or may not cure your problem, but it's worth checking out. Grounding is often overlooked, especially if it has not completely broken down.

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check your battery for proper voltage (12.5 or greater)
Battery terminals if corroded. Replace/clean if necessary. Hopefully this helps

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