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2004 Jeep runs when jumped. will not start on it's own

2004 Jeep runs when jumped. When it is shut off and an attempt is made to start the truck the vehicle is completely dead with the exception of a nearly inaudible clicking coming seemingly from near the radio (stock)...any ideas? checked fuses, connections, replaced batt and alt

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The battery cables need cleaning. Remove each batteyr cable and completely clean the cable clamps and the battery terminals.
Also, check the negative cabe where it connects to the engine ground. It is either loose, corroded or otherwise not making a good ground connection.

Posted on Oct 06, 2009

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