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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Electrical Problem

I have a 2002 Jeep GC and we are having a weird electrical problem. This only happens about 1 per month and when we take it to the dealer of course they can't replicate it. The issue is as follows. I put the key in the ignition and try to start the vehicle and nothing happens like the car is completely dead. No turnover what so ever. Then all of the gauges start going up and down getting faster and faster and making a clicking noise like the car is possessed. The key is in the ignition but in the off position. I then come back to the car 10 to 15 minutes later and the car cranks like nothing ever happened. Any ideas?

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I have a 2002 jeep grand cherokee as well and having the same issue except I found that if I keep trying to start it eventually starts on the 10 th try or so. Did you find out what it was? I had the same luck at the dealer.

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Try cleaning both battery connectors--both cable ends and posts with a common internal/external brush set available at auto supply dealers. Apply a corrosion inhibitor grease (from the same dealers) liberally to insides and outsides of posts and cable ends. Check the far ends of both cables for tightness and lack of corrosion.

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